You can paint the exterior of your brick home without worrying about maintenance or causing issues.
Traditionally, experts have not recommended painting brick due to concerns that water and moisture can cause damage. If you use a breathable, mineral paint that does not seal the brick and allows any internal moisture to release, then you won’t have these issues.
Romabio Paints has specially formulated Mineral Masonry Paints, so you can paint the exterior of your brick or masonry home with a highly durable, long-lasting paint that won’t peel or flake off, has high-UV resistance, is naturally mold-resistant, and has a beautiful, flat finish.
This is our most popular product for a flat, solid, and permanent finish. Masonry Flat is extremely durable, can be tinted to the color of your choice at a local retailer, and lasts 20 years with no peeling or chipping off.
It is a 2 coat system (no additional primer) for unpainted, absorbent brick or stone. For all other surface types, you must use BioGrip Micro Primer as a first coat, then add 1-2 coats of Masonry Flat.
For a flat, solid, and permanent finish with aggregate that creates a slight texture, choose Masonry Textured. It is extremely durable, can be tinted to the color of your choice at a local retailer, and lasts 20 years with no peeling or chipping off.
Masonry Textured will look slightly different than Masonry Flat because it contains aggregate. On rough brick, it will create a smoother finish, but on smooth brick it will create a slight texture. It works great for smoothing rough concrete, cinder block, or other rough masonry surfaces, as it will fill in and help the surface to appear softer and more uniform. It can also create a stucco-like finish with paint, used as a thick finish coat. It’s a 2 coat system (no additional primer) for unpainted, absorbent brick or stone. For all other surface types, you must use BioGrip Micro Primer as a first coat primer, then add 1-2 coats of Masonry Textured.
Mineral Shield is a non-toxic, invisible coating that locks and protects beautiful Romabio mineral paint finishes from natural patina, or weathering created by water. The breathable coating repels water droplets but still allows water vapor to pass through, protecting the painted surface and preventing the growth of algae, moss, and mold. Unlike other products, Mineral Shield will not change the sheen of the finish or texture of the surface. It protects all lime-based coatings such as Romabio Classico Limewash—from the temporary discoloration that occurs when the surface is wet from rain and water absorption.
Romabio Paint is very low maintenance paint for brick, stone, concrete, and other masonry surfaces.
These mineral-based products are different than any other paints in the industry. They are natural products that have a similar molecular structure to that of the brick and masonry surface and are highly permeable (perm rating of 70+). This contributes to a breathable wall system which means water moisture contained in the parts of a structure or surface can diffuse outward without resistance, keeping walls dry and preventing structural damage over time, and resisting moisture that contributes to mold growth, making them naturally mold-resistant.
Mineral-based paints have an extremely high-UV resistance, extending the performance of the product. The chemical fusion with the substrate and the UV stability of the binder are the fundamental reasons for the extraordinarily high lifetime of silicate paints.
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