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Whats the best paint for Sandstone?

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metso

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Hi

having stripped the sandstone headers of windows, I'm looking to repaint and was curious what the best paint system is to use.

I'm looking to paint it an off white so ideally like something that doesn't yellow over time.

I'm looking for something durable. as I have to factor in the cost of scaffolding.

The front of the building is a mock Tudor and I was considering using Linseed oil paint for the Wooden beams.

For the pebble dash infill (in-between the beams) I've explored the possibility of using painting linseed oil paint and the paint suppliers have said it is possible but may be difficult to apply.

Any suggestions would be very much welcomed.
Thank you.
attached is a photo showing the beams/ infill and sandstone
 

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gregmcateer

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Could you use chemical stripper and elbow grease on stone, then leave natural? No need to 're paint and should look lovely.
Linseed oil paint does need periodic recoat, or at least oiling, so I'd avoid that up there
 

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I agree leaving it natural would look great, but having played around with various chemical strippers, they tend to stain the stone. and also leave it too acidic for painting?
 

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Careful use of a good pressure washer could clean those up nicely,wait until dry and seal the stone with a clear sealer coat :)
 

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Having been though this, high pressure steam is the first resort, then chemicals, then abrasives.

No reason you'd need to resort to paint, but if you did then Keim are the specialists.
 
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