Leyland Truguard Pliolite

Leyland Trade Pliolite based Masonry product to provide quick rain resistance, enabling painters and decorators to confidently schedule exterior projects all year round. With unpredictable weather conditions making it difficult to plan masonry jobs, Leyland Trade has equipped its popular water-based Smooth Masonry paint with Quick Rain Resistance technology, making it rain resistant after just 20 minutes. It can also be applied from temperatures as low as -5C allowing all season application. In a recent survey 71% of decorators said that bad weather was the biggest problem when working on masonry jobs, with 89% having turned down exterior jobs because of the time of year and of the masonry jobs they do book, around a 1/3 end up having to be postponed because of the threat of rain. With masonry work making up a 1/5 of the average professional’s workload according to the research, decorators are missing out on a substantial number of jobs because of the weather either side of summer. At the moment, only 11% of decorators say they would feel completely confident doing masonry painting jobs in March, 1/3 in April and a 1/4 in October. naturally the peak summer months – June, July and August – were much more favourable, with an average of 87%. This is because with standard masonry paints, showers can often cause run-outs which ruin the finish. However Leyland Trade Masonry paint works by improving the binding process, ensuring new paint work quickly becomes rain resistant and delivers the desired finish.

Ralph Russell, R J Russell Decorators Ltd, said “Traditionally, the majority of painters and decorators wouldn’t even contemplate masonry work outside of the spring or summer months – especially given the unpredictability of the weather in the UK. However, the market is growing and there’s greater pressure than ever on decorators to take on exterior work all year round. With our improved Smooth Masonry paint, they can do just that!”

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