New Smooth Masonry paint contains innovative Quick Rain Resistance technology
Johnstone’s Trade has improved its Stormshield Smooth Masonry product to provide quick rain resistance, enabling painters and decorators to schedule exterior projects all year round.
Water-based Smooth Masonry now incorporates Quick Rain Resistance technology, making it rain resistant after just 20 minutes. It can also be applied from temperatures of 2ºC, and rising, allowing all season application.
In a recent survey by Johnstone’s Trade, 71 per cent of decorators said that bad weather was the biggest problem when working on masonry jobs, with 89 per cent having turned down exterior jobs because of the time of year. And, of the masonry jobs they do book, around a third (29 per cent) end up having to be postponed because of the threat of rain.
With masonry work making up about a fifth (18 per cent) of the average professional’s workload according to the research, decorators are missing out on a substantial number of jobs because of the weather either side of summer. At the moment, only one in 10 (11 per cent) decorators say they would feel completely confident doing masonry painting jobs in March, a third in April and a quarter (26%) in October. Naturally, the peak summer months – June, July and August – were much more favourable, with an average of 87 per cent.
Smooth Masonry paint works by improving the binding process, ensuring new paint work quickly becomes rain resistant and delivers a smooth result.
The new product also has an improved opacity and spread rate of up to 17m² per litre, as well as enhanced outdoor durability, anti-carbonation properties, improved colour retention and 15 years’ weather protection certified by the BBA.
The improved Johnstone’s Smooth Masonry is available in over 1,500 Voice of Colour colours. These colours have been formulated using more durable pigments which provide the most stable colours for outdoor use, protecting against UV colour fade. All the original sizes are available– 2.5L, 5L and 10L.