Make outdoor living lovely with Sandtex and Sadolin

By Ruth Bell 24-05-2024
Make outdoor living lovely with Sandtex and Sadolin

Refresh your home for summer with a few cheerful coats of paint in beautiful, quality finishes and a range of stunning colours from Sandtex and Sadolin

A House and Home promotion


With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to give your exterior paintwork some love and ensure it’s in good shape. Whether it’s revamping weathered masonry, brickwork or render or giving your wooden, metal or PVC-u windows and doors a fresh coat of paint, exterior painting provides a shield against weather conditions and is a valuable investment.

As a dedicated exterior specialist, Sandtex is a paint brand that has been protecting homes and buildings for decades. Its product portfolio benefits from extensive research and development with formulations that include its most durable weather-resistant technology, giving you the confidence that your home will be protected for years to come. So embrace the power of paint and make your outdoors more beautiful now...

Image of house painted in Sandtex Masonry Paint in Pure Brilliant White

Come rain or shine

Sandtex Microseal formulation paint is breathable, waterproof and dirt resistant, using 'microseal' technology to give impressive results. It has a velvety and rich formulation that covers large areas fast and can be applied by masonry roller, brush or spray. Additionally, a slow-release agent shields the coating over an extended period against mould and algae growth. It also has the benefit of being rainproof in just an hour so you can complete the job before the weather changes. Exterior paint not only makes your house look good, it also provides protection to your walls. Choose reliable quality products like Sandtex’s Microseal and Sandtex Trade High Cover paints, which provide up to 15 years trusted durability, and you can decorate in the knowledge that you won’t need to do the job again in a hurry!

Picking a colour scheme

When choosing an exterior paint colour, be sure to consider how well it works with your existing roof colour and style. You can then choose a contrasting or complementary shade for the window and door trim and pick out an accent colour to highlight features such as doors, shutters, porch ceilings, or other architectural details. Sandtex paints come in a wide range of colours from classic whites and stone shades, to modern olive, terracotta and pastels. You can also have any colour mixed into thousands more shades by Sandtex Trade.

Image of house painted in Sandtex Masonry paint in Morning Sky

Best products for any exterior job

1. Preparation: Start by eradicating mould and algae with Sandtex Fungicidal Wash. Seal chalky, powdery or porous surfaces with Sandtex Stabilising Solution to provide a stable surface for paint.

2. Repairs: Scrape out any loose or defective material from small cracks and holes and get ready to fill with Sandtex Ready Mixed Masonry Filler.

3. Masonry: Enhance and protect your exterior walls with Sandtex Masonry Paint – it has the benefit of being rainproof so in just 1 hour you can complete the job even if the weather forecast is not reliable.

4. Wood, metal & PVC-u: Provide ultimate protection for furniture, gates, railings, drainpipes, window frames and doors with Sandtex Wood, Metal and Multi-Surface Paint.

5. Protection: Finally, don’t forget to protect your home from rain, frost, ice and snow with Sandtex Brickwork Waterproofer & Protector.

Images showing Sandtex 10 Year Exterior Multi-Surface Satin on the outside of houses

Hero product: Shown above, Sandtex 10 Year Exterior Multi-Surface Satin. Planning a quick DIY project over any upcoming bank holiday weekends or holidays? This easy to apply, tough and long-lasting paint is perfect for any garden projects, including upcycling furniture, painting concrete planters, refreshing old garden sheds as well as refreshing fences or railings. For use on: wood; weathered PVC-u; brick; concrete; stone; aluminium; non-ferrous metal.

Key features:

  • 10 years durable protection
  • Multi-surface for a range of exterior projects
  • Self priming and undercoating for ease
  • Quick drying water-based formula, touch dry in just 1-2 hours
  • Flexible formulation to resist cracking and flaking
  • Mould resistant
  • Tough and durable
  • Soft, low shine finish
  • Minimal VOC
  • Comes in a refined, modern colour palette

Above left: Sandtex Masonry Paint in Brick Red and Pure Brilliant White; Above right: Sandtex 10 Year Exterior Multi-surface Satin in Anthracite.

Image of Sadolin Superdec Satin paint used on garden furniture, pots and basketsAbove: The shed is painted in Grey Light with the chair in Blancmange. The pots are in Lavender Stone, Turnstile and Lapis Lazuli. The trug is in Butterscotch. All colours are from the Sadolin Superdec Satin range.

All set for summer

Love entertaining al fresco? Give your outdoor space a relaxed but stylish feel with furniture ideal for lazy days in the garden. If you are not so green fingered you can introduce colour to your garden space with a statement wall painted in a relaxing hue from Sadolin. While strong colour looks good in the sunshine, the trend for neutrals is definitely warming up for 2024.

Try layering dark to light for a soothing scheme. Make your garden feel like an extension of your home by taking textiles outside and adding comfortable cushions and rugs. Even the smallest patio can become an outdoor oasis with with a mix of planters set against a leafy border.

Images of garden furniture painted with Sadolin Superdec Satin opaque wood protection

Hero product: Shown above is Sadolin Superdec Satin. This multi-surface coating provides solid colour that resists peeling and cracking, providing up to 10 years of protection. Available to mix into thousands of shades, it’s ideal for adding bold colour to your garden or reviving the colour of weathered surfaces. This incredibly versatile product can also be used for refreshing summer houses and other garden buildings, upgrading tired garden furniture or adding some colour to masonry.

Above left: Wood table painted in Tallulah, with pots in Sadolin Superdec Satin Mellow Yellow, Summer Teal, Violet Hour, Murphy Tree and Rose Smoke; Above right: This metal bistro set has been given a new lease of life with a coat of Sadolin Superdec Satin California Gold.

Image of Sadolin Wet Wood Decking Stain, Dusky Oak

Hero product: Shown above is Sadolin Wet Wood Decking Stain, which can be applied to both wet and dry wood, so in the unpredictable Irish weather there is no need to wait for your decking to dry after rain or jet washing. It offers outstanding wood protection with an attractive finish that resists cracking and peeling. It also protects against growth of mould and algae.

Above: Sadolin Wet Wood Decking Stain in Dusky Oak.

How to protect your decking

Read on for some top tips from the Sadolin Team.

1. For maximum effect, it’s important to start by cleaning away any residual dirt and if there are any existing coatings, they will need to be stripped back before any new coats of product are applied.

2. It’s really important to protect both newly laid and existing decking, as this keeps it looking clean and fresh for longer. Specialist products like Sadolin’s Decking Oil offer exceptional protection against damage common to decking such as UV rays, mould and fungi growth. It also provides a natural-looking, nourishing treatment which enhances the wood’s appearance as well as restoring oils lost through exposure to the elements.

3. If you’re looking to add some colour but still showcase the natural grain of the wood, try using a translucent stain like Sadolin Wet Wood Decking Stain. Available in a range of natural tones alongside more modern greys, it offers long lasting protection to keep your decking looking its best between maintenance cycles.

4. Bold colour can help to create a strong statement. Sadolin Beautiflex offers solid colour which hides the grain of the wood and is available to mix into an extensive range of vibrant shades.

5. Lastly, it’s important to undertake ongoing maintenance of your decking as it’s exposed to the elements year round. Simple maintenance such as a regular brushing down and removal of dirt can help to extend the life of your decking and keep it looking fresh.


Visit the websites of Sandtex and Sadolin to find out more about these and other wood care, protection and treatment products, and to locate your nearest stockist.


Finally, we have €500 of paint and wood protection from Sandtex and Sadolin to give away to one lucky winner! Head over to @Houseandhomemagazine on Instagram to enter.


This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You are providing your information to House and Home and not to Instagram. The information that you provide will only be used for the purposes of this promotion.
The promoter is House and Home Magazine (the “Promoter”), Suite 115, The Masonry, 151 – 156 Thomas Street, Ushers Island, Dublin 8, D08 PY5E. Registered Company 716819.
    1. The title of the Prize Draw is the ‘HOUSE AND HOME X SADOLIN X SANDTEX PRIZE DRAW GIVEAWAY
1.2 The Prize Draw: HOUSE AND HOME X SADOLIN X SANDTEX PRIZE DRAW GIVEAWAY refers to a prize €500 paint credit to be used at any Crown Decorating Centre to purchase paint/stain from Sadolin and/or Sandtex brands.
The Prize Draw is open to eligible customers only. Eligible customers are those who:
a) are ROI residents
b) aged 18 years or over, and
c) have correctly entered the Prize Draw by complying with the Entry Methods defined in point 3.1 below.
2.1 One entry per person
2.2 This prize draw excludes employees (and their families) of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies and agents or suppliers of the Promoter who are professionally connected with the prize draw or its administration.
Prize draw entry opens 00.01 GMT on 25 May 2024 and closes at 23.59 GMT on 31 May 2024. Any entries received after this date will not be counted.
3.1 To enter the prize draw, users must:
1) Follow @houseandhomemagazine, @sadolinirl & @santexirl
2) ‘Like’ the prize draw post
3) Tag a friend on the prize draw post
One winner from the Republic of Ireland will be chosen at random and receive €500 paint credit to be used at any Crown Decorating Centre on paint/stain from Sadolin and/or Sandtex.
4.1 The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by telephone or email (using direct message to social media account entered with).
4.2 The winner will be given 15 working days to respond to their initial winner communication. In the event that the winner has not responded within 15 working days then the winner shall forfeit their prize and the promoter reserves the right to reallocate the prize to a reserve winner.
4.3 There is no cash alternative for the prize, and provision of the prize is not negotiable or transferable.
4.4 The prize must be claimed no longer than 6 months after the winner has been contacted. If the prize is not claimed within 6 months, it will be deemed that the winner has given up the prize.
4.5 The winner will be required to collect the €500 worth of Sadolin and/or Sandtex products from the nearest Crown Decorating Centre store.
No bulk, third party or organised group entries will be accepted. Incomplete or corrupt entries, or those not in accordance with entry instructions, will not be accepted.
5.1 No responsibility is accepted for entries lost or damaged or otherwise not received by Crown Paints for any reason including interruptions to power supplies or internet communications.
5.2 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, House and Home reserves the right to substitute for the prize an alternative of equal or greater value.
5.3 By taking part in this prize draw, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions.
5.4 House and Home shall not be responsible for any failure to run the prize draw or to comply with any of the above terms and conditions where such failure is as a result of events outside its reasonable control.
5.5 House and Home may have to withdraw or cancel the promotion without notice due to legal restrictions in particular countries.
5.6 House and Home’s decision in relation to prize winners and any other matter concerning this prize draw is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
5.7 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the Prize Draw where it becomes necessary to do so.
5.8 These terms and conditions and the prize draw are subject to Irish Law except insofar as there are mandatory local laws which override such a choice of law. House and Home may decide in its absolute discretion to disapply this position.
5.9 Any and all personal data supplied for the running of this Promotion will be used solely for the purpose of this Promotion by the Promoter and will not be disclosed to a third party for any other purpose unless the entrants’ positive consent has been obtained. Entrants’ personal data will be handled in accordance with the Promoter’s privacy policy, available at:

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