ServiceFirst Painting excels in the painting of brick, stone and other masonry surfaces. In most cases we use ROMABIO’s Masonry Paint, which is a mineral based paint that has a similar molecular structure to that of brick and masonry. The paint is permeable, breathable and highly UV resistant. In most cases mineral paints are a superior option to traditional acrylics on masonry surfaces.
Mineral Paint is Better
Experts, us included, have often advised against painting brick, stone and masonry surfaces with acrylic based paints. This is because acrylic paints act as a moisture barrier trapping moisture inside the masonry surface. This trapped moisture can cause all kinds of issues including; brick spalling, where trapped moisture inside the brick freezes and chips off the brick face, mold issues from trapped moisture, and paint de-lamination. Mineral paints are different. They are moisture permeable and allow the brick to dry out and their high PH levels are naturally mold and mildew inhibitive.
Mineral Paint is More Beautiful
Mineral paint is a totally flat paint that calcifies to the substrate instead of adhering as a coating. Because of this it looks more natural with the masonry substrate. The ROMABIO Masonry Paint reflects light like a mineral instead of like a plastic (acrylic) giving it a natural beauty that can’t be achieved with other paints.
Mineral Paint is More Durable
When applied correctly, ROMABIO Masonry Paint has a 20 year manufacturers warranty, won’t chip, flake, or peel off, has high UV resistance, and is naturally mold and mildew inhibitive due to it’s high PH levels. UV ray’s are the primary cause for acrylic paint breakdown which results in a brittle, chalky and cracked paint surface. Mineral paints are different because they are made out of Potassium Silicate instead of acrylic binders.