Sandtex 365 Masonry Paint Review

Updated May 30, 2024 | Posted Aug 2, 2021 | Product Reviews, Paints | 1 comment

I was delighted when I was asked by the Decorators Forum UK to conduct a Sandtex 365 masonry paint review (All Weather Masonry Paint).

Sandtex 365 is a pliolite based paint (oil), which is available in hundreds of different colours from any Crown Decorating Centre. However, unless you’re entitled to a trade discount, it will almost certainly be cheaper to buy this product online. Click here to see online prices.


My Sandtex 365 Masonry Paint Review


The paint is shower proof in 20 minutes, touch dry in a couple of hours and re-coat in 16 hours. The benefits of using a good quality pliolite masonry paint are longevity of finish and protection against sudden changes of weather when applying the product. You can use Sandtex 365 in temperatures as low as -10 degrees!!

Unlike other Pliolite based masonry paints, Sandtex 365 states on the tin that their product offers a whopping 20 Years of Protection. I obviously cannot comment on this as it has only been a few weeks since I used it so only time will tell, but it’s a bold statement considering others won’t commit to longer than 15years.

To test the product, I had the Pliolite colour matched to Farrow and Ball Vert De Terre at Crown Decorating Centre in Edinburgh and the colour was absolutely spot on.

The paint sat for a little over a week while I waited for the freshly rendered wall to cure and I was pleased on opening the tin, that there had been no separation. After a quick stir to make sure the pigment definitely hadn’t settled, I was ready to go.


The consistency of the paint was not as viscous as others I have used. It flowed much better and felt more like a good quality emulsion than Pliolite.

As the surface being painted was smooth, there was very little spray from the Ciret Concept Masonry Roller and the coverage was excellent. The wall went from cement grey to a lovely shade of green in its first coat.

I could have easily gotten away with one coat of this as the coverage was so good, but I gave it another as I had quoted for giving it two.

This was a great Pliolite to use. It is more expensive than my regular brand but maybe the additional 5 years of guarantee will convince clients that it should be the `Go To` product for the future. Click here to see online prices.

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sandtex 365 masonry paint review after being applied to an exterior wall

Review Summary

Sandtex 365 Masonry Paint Review - Decorator's forum UK

A pliolite-based (oil) masonry paint used to coat exterior stonework like walls and windowsills.

Product Brand: Sandtex

Editor's Rating:


  • Showerproof in 20 minutes.
  • Gorgeous finish.
  • Blocks stains.
  • Good opacity.
  • Will last roughly 20 years!


  • 16-hour recoat time.

Updated May 30, 2024 | Posted Aug 2, 2021 | 1 comment

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Gregory is a Professional Painter and Decorator who works in the Northwest of England. He mainly sub-contracts for large decorating firms and works on a wide variety of projects.

1 Comment

  1. richard

    The recoat times and spreading rate of this sadly not as good as Dulux all seasons for a similar price. You can get 2 coats Dulux on in a day 2nd coat just slides on.


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