- Sep 23, 2010
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- North London, West Essex and Surrey
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The trad recommendation is masonry but as JBM said, options are elastic.There are some "advisers" who insist that paint...should be masonry paint
I'm using up gloss orange from the bathroom job and gloss pink leftover from my daughter's bedroom skirting boards. Neighbours put out tins of good stuff - round here it's Farrow & Ball - and I've 5 litres of Dulux Weathershield that's been sitting in the cellar for 30 years, so is real Weathershield, not the current mix that doesn't sit flat. Check out DIY sheds and paint suppliers for end-of-line stock.
You may be interested in the paint choice of the biggest UK beefarmer, Murray McGregor, or ITLD as he posts here: Murray uses gloss for the exterior and masonry for the feeder. He found that gloss fuses well with the poly and lasts longer, and he's used poly longer than all of us.
Main aim is to choose something waterproof that bonds to the poly and doesn't cost too much.
PS: advisers is stretching it; there are so many ways to achieve one aim that you must be your own advisor and treat all incoming info. as food for thought.