Great Result but VERY hard work
The $27 roller is useless & I found the best application was with a scraper or float then float to a render finish. VERY hard work. Result is great though. Built a feature wall & used this product to provide a rendered finish, dries very quickly even in mild 25 Deg C temp so don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Coverage was less than specified & required 2 coats to avoid patchy finish.
Purchased in August 2020 for A$168.00.
Full Texture Over Rough Brickwork Great Product
I used 1930s heavy large 2nd hand bricks for the build. Sealed with Zinsser Wall Primer,fluffy sheepskin roller application of Sea Elephant full texture. 2nd coat was rolled on then a wide stucco brush to achieve finish. 2 weeks to cure then painted in Dulux Meekat Matt Weathershield. Every house is grey and white in my street. Meerkat looks fantastic. This application is not for the novice painter.
Great - Just Needs a Bit of Patience and Practice
I've had a fair bit of experience painting cinder blocks and painted masonry (brick) walls at my house in the last few years. You need patience. I tried the roller and like many have suggested, it was very tough, so I abandoned that. I use a 50mm Monarch Synthetic Brush and it's brilliant. This will take longer, but the finish is excellent and looks brilliant every time. I recommend it, just be prepared for the time investment. It's worth it though.
Achieved a great look for an old fibro cottage with medium texture cover
I found the medium texture cover really easy to apply with a lambswool mitt and achieved lovely even coverage. I removed all the old fibro joiners first and filled with a jointing compound before painting. They are now invisible. Allow more product than the coverage stated though, as I found that I needed two thick coats to acquire the look I was after. Great that it can be pre-tinted so no need for painting afterwards. Would definitely buy it again. Just beware of sores if the product gets under the wristband of the mitt. I do have delicate female skin, but it left me with a bit of a sore, presumably from the lime as found in similar cement render products.
Roller waste of effort.
I purchased the full cover finish. The expensive roller i saw in the video and purchased from Bunnings was not suitable nor did it work like shown in the video. The reason for that is that the small balls in the texture coat fill the roller and do not come out when rolling. After a short use the roller is packed tight with the balls and does not paint.
The video makes the product almost look like smoothing out crram on the walls. In real life it is nothing like it.
I read the post below and will give the sponge a try...certainly a roller does not work.
This stuff is great!
I have a brick letterbox cap that I wanted to render to match some render on the house. This product was able to be coloured to match the colour of the render on the house perfectly.
Application was very straight forward - following the online instructional video - and the coverage is great. The product fills mortar joints and rough bricks really well with two coats - although I believe it will need one more coat for the kind of finish a renderer would get. That said, it looks great after two coats and I might never get around to a third coat.
Have used this on 5 buildings now without a problem
Don't need to paint the wall after applying as the colour is in the product. Have used it over Blueboard each time. First building done with it is now 8 years old with no problems. Has handled high pressure cleaning well (live in the tropics so occasionally needs doing to some walls, roof etc.). For me the easiest way of applying is with a large sponge and "smearing"it onto the wall. Two coats does the trick. Doesn't crack like hard rendering does sometimes over the years. About to do the 6th building with it in a few weeks time
Applied to outdoor ceiling. Applied 2 coats of the recommended Dulux under coat and 2 coats of fine texture paint. Used a 12 nap roller as instructed. Does not cover evenly. Terrible finish, even after applying 2 coats of weather shield. The video is misleading. Now contemplating replace the ceiling.
Used Dulux Texture Medium Cover on brick rendered wall over Dulux Texture Primer. Product failed during rain shower 8 hours after it presented as touch dry. Dulux only comment was that it will not dry in 24 hours in temperatures over 25 degrees & humidity greater than 50%, which means if you live in Sydney- Do not use!
full cover texture paint
DO NOT use this paint, the instructions and I structional video is very misleading. I followed the instruction to the letter and you cannot propoerly get the renderto apply to the surface. I used approx 4 litres on a 4sqm villaboard panel, sealed with dulux prep. Buy powder render and trowel it on for a cheaper option and better finish.
impossible to use.
Questions & Answers
Is this product suitable to use over asbestos cladding?
Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your query, Rachel! We’d love to help! Please give our Help & Advice Team a call on 13 25 25 (Option 2), and they will be able to answer all of your questions! – The Dulux Team.
What would be the best product to cover white glossy mosaic tiles, I realise the tiles would need to be scuffed up first, then what? Harvey
Hi Hama, we may not have a product suitable for this application but would be happy to discuss it further to assist you. Please contact our Help and Advice Team on 132525 option 2 Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST. Please quote Your Ticket Number: 193016 – The Dulux Team
Can you just roll this on and Not trowell smooth. I like the rougher finish. I purchased a proper open weave style roller.
Hi Todd, thank you for your question! If you would like a rougher finish, there is no need for trowelling. You can roll the product on for a rough, stipple look. Please feel free to contact us on 13 25 25 (Option 2) if you need any help or advice down the track – The Dulux Team.
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