Can I use masonry paint on a car ?

Hello,

I want to rat my car up with army drab paint.

It's on a budget.

I found the perfect flat matt colour but it's a masonry paint.

I have read about these paints; they are flexible; they are breathable but don't let water under the surface.; they are long lasting.

So, if I key the car first and clean it; it would seem logical, on some level ,  that masonry would be suitable.

I tried to research this but the entries are about mainly people trying to get splashed masonry paint off their cars; so to that degree it seems to adhere well.

While this will be a rat car; I do actually want it to stay on; the finish is less important.

Any thoughts ?

Thanks

Downunder35m2 months ago

You can but the surface preparation and final finnish might not be to your liking.
To make the paint stick properly you need to sand the old paint first.
Then you might need to use a sealer or primer depending on the requirements of your new paint.
Biggest problem will be scratch resistance as there is no top coat and of course heating up during the summer - your car might turn into a bakery for the driver ;)

FriendOfHumanity (author)  Downunder35m2 months ago

Hello,

Thanks for your reply:I suppose that I was asking is : is there a reason why it would not stick but the question is no longer relevant. . . because

I just bought a tester pot and it turned out to be very different than the lid; more of a weak sage colour and you are right, it did not seem very scratch resistant.

I have found some proper Land Rover Paint for a very reasonable price now so , problem solved.

Thanks

rickharris2 months ago

you certainly can. How !long it may last is a different question. I have painted cars with household paint before.

FriendOfHumanity (author)  rickharris2 months ago

Hello,

Thanks for your reply:I suppose that I was asking is : is there a reason why it would not stick but the question is no longer relevant. . . because

I just bought a tester pot and it turned out to be very different than the lid; more of a weak sage colour.

I have found some proper Land Rover Paint for a very reasonable price now so , problem solved.

Thanks