I’ve been admiring white walls in gardens on Pinterest for quite some time. I love the bright modern look they provide.
We chose to use this Colours Masonry Paint in pure brilliant white when we spotted it in B&Q, which is designed for exterior walls. I’ve noticed that the Dulux Weather Shield Smooth Masonry Paint* has got very good reviews online.
First of all, we moved the gravel away from the front of the wall. When the gravel had all been moved, we gave the brick wall a thorough clean. Choosing a nice summery day meant that it dried quickly, so we could begin painting.
We gave wall two coats of paint. The paint requires 4-6 hours of drying time before it can have a second coat. Because of this, we made sure we started painting early in the day, so we had enough time for the first coat to dry before we painted it again.
We painted the brick wall white about 3 months ago now and the paint has lasted really well so far, even with pets running all over it. I was also worried that the wall would get dirty quickly, but I haven’t found it to be too bad and any dirt is easily wiped off.
Painting a brick wall white is an easy way to bring a more modern vibe to your back garden.