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You’ll need to use either Silicate Primer or Bonding Primer before applying our Silicate Masonry Paint.

Silicate Primer

For bare porous unpainted masonry substrates such as lime plaster, stone, pebbledash & concrete.

100ml Tin


2.5l Tin


5l Tin


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Bonding Primer

For masonry substrates with previous masonry paint application.

2.5l Tin


5l Tin


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Which primer should you use with our Silicate Masonry Paint?

11th March 2022

Earthborn Silicate Range.

With the new addition of our Bonding Primer to our range, you may be wondering which primer to use with our Silicate Masonry paint.

Silicate Masonry Paint is a durable and highly breathable alternative to lime based and conventional coatings. It’s weather resistant and has a matt finish with 48 beautiful colours to choose from. It’s especially suitable for renovation work on historic buildings, including painting of lime based products and for the covering old, sound silicate-based paints.

For Silicate Masonry Paint to work effectively, you must use either our Silicate Primer or Bonding Primer.

Silicate Primer is for use on uncoated, bare, porous surfaces. When combined with Silicate Masonry Paint it will create a highly breathable and permanent chemical bond.

Bonding Primer is for use over previously painted, sound surfaces. When combined with Silicate Masonry Paint it will create a strong mechanical bond.

Now you know which primer to use, you should follow our easy application steps :

For more information on painting the exterior of your property and other useful hints and tips you can check out our FAQs or read our guide on exterior paint colour selection.

Have you painted your property using Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint? For a chance to be featured on our social media platforms, be sure to upload to social media using #Earthbornbyme

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