Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem
  • Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem

Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem


A problem solving coating for damp walls developed by Rust-Oleum. The paint is specially formulated to adhere and build a strong bond with the damp surface it is applied to, because it contains cement the moisture on the substrate actually helps the paint cure and become stronger coating.

  • Builds a strong bond with the damp substrate
  • Can be applied on chalking substrates
  • Builds a strong bond with cement-based substrates
  • Contains cement, and therefore this product is extremely suitable to be applied on damp substrates
  • Can be recoated with Paracem (when the substrate is dry)
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Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem is a problem solving coating for damp walls. The paint is specially formulated to adhere and build a strong bond with the damp surface it is applied to, because it contains cement the moisture on the substrate actually helps the paint cure and become stronger coating.

Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem is a solvent-based paint based on plasticized acrylic resins for inside and outside use, by choosing a product like Durbocem you eliminate the usual issues encountered with normal paints in a damp environment. Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem allows the surface to breathe so water pressure does not build up behind the coating which in turn prevents any flaking paint or diversion of damp to other areas.


  • Builds a strong bond with the damp substrate.
  • Can be applied on chalking substrates.
  • Builds a strong bond with cement-based substrates.
  • Contains cement, and therefore this product is extremely suitable to be applied on damp substrates.
  • Can be recoated with Paracem (when the substrate is dry).


  • Painting of damp walls and cellars inside or out.

Technical Data 

  • Density: 1,24 - 1,28
  • Gloss Level: Matt
  • Gloss level at 60º: Matt: 2%
  • Solids content in volume: 28 - 40 %
  • Solids Content in weight: 61 - 63 %

Drying Times At 20°C/RH 50%

  • Touch dry: 2 hours
  • Dry to handle: 2 hours
  • Dry to recoat: 24 hours
  • Fully cured: 24 hours

Theoretical Consumption

1,5 - 3 m²/l (total consumption, 2 coats)

Practical Consumption

Practical coverage depends on many factors such as porosity and roughness of the substrate and material losses during application.

Please contact Rawlins Paints' Technical Support Team on 0113 2455450 for more information.

It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Product Details

Data sheet

Brush, Roller
Dry to Handle (at 20°C)
2 Hours
Dry to Recoat (at 20°C)
24 Hours
Fully Cured (at 20°C)
24 Hours
1.5-3m² per litre
1,24 - 1,28
500 g/l
Shelf Life (from date of manufacture)
2 years from date of production in unopened cans, if stored in dry, well ventilated areas, not in direct sunlight at temperatures between 5° and 35°C.
Touch Dry
2 Hours

Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

questions JOHN KEY  on 13/04/2019



Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem wouldn't be suitable for this application, we would instead recommend Coo-Var Anti-Damp Paint.

questions Marion Brownlie on 08/04/2019

I am property convenor for a Church and the window ingoes are plastered on the sandstone. Would this paint be suitable to stop moulding peeling of paint?


For the interior decoration of walls and ceilings in traditional and historic buildings, including churches, we would recommend Zinsser Grade 1 which acts as a primer, sealer and finish coat in 1. 

questions David on 11/11/2018

I have old exterior walls from 1915, a mixture of clay tile block, masonry, plaster and cement. It also breathes damp, I think the clay tile block retains moisture more than typical exterior wall structures? What would stick the best as all other paints seem to peel off after time due to the moisture.


Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem is ideally suited to be applied to damp walls, however we would advise defining exactly why the walls are so wet. That way we can be sure to provide the most appropriate solution.

questions Mary Hill on 13/12/2017
Question: My kitchen is in the basement of a 19th century cottage. One wall is built with clunch , a very porous stone, the outside of this wall is under soil. There is a continuous patch of damp and mould where the moisture seeps through the stone. I use an anti mould spray and paint it with breathable clay paint but the stain always re-appears . Will this product help the problem and can I use clay paint over it.

A water stain will keep reappearing through a clay paint. The surface needs to be sealed to prevent the moisture coming through, a clay paint is not going do this.

Zinsser Watertite would be our suggestion from our range, you would need to remove the existing paint coatings and any plaster back to the bare clunch stone. Treat mould etc, then apply the 2 coats of Zinsser Watertite.

This can be mixed to a pastel colour to avoid applying a top coat or you can paint over the Watertite using a clay paint provided it has had 14 days to fully cure. You will lose the anti mould properties if you decide to paint over the Watertite however.

questions Anna on 19/10/2017
Question: Hello, I have a rising damp issue on one of my walls which has a layer of paint and plaster. Is this product suitable and can I paint the wall after with interior paint? I was originally looking at the watertite product but seem to only be able to use it on brick walls?

Coo-Var Anti-Damp Paint should be better suited to your project.

questions Paul Biddick on 31/03/2017
Question: Hi, I'm looking for a product for an exterior retaining wall. I have bleached and pressure washed it and in some areas the paint has come off revealing patches of masonry. Is this a suitable product and should I put a primer/undercoat on the bare areas first?

Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem should be ideal for this sort of application and does not require any primers or similar applying before application.


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