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Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based)
Ultimate performance all surface paint. Designed for the long term decoration of timber, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete, cladding and more, it forms a vapour permeable, low maintenance water-shedding coating, re-coatable in 1 hour.
- Resistant to weather, cracking, blistering, and flaking
- Available in 4,400+ colours, inc. RAL, RAL Design, BS, NCS & the new NCS 2050 colours
- Excellent colour retention - Multi-surface application - Anti-fungal degradation
- Bonds to glossy paint
- Where application conditions (i.e. winter months) do not allow for water based paint to be used externally, it is recommended to use Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Solvent Based instead
- This product is not suitable for application on floors
- Please note: Matt finish products can be more susceptible to scuffs, watermarks, dirt, etc. In areas of frequent contact/use such as windows, doors, roller shutters etc. an alternative finish may be more suited (Satin & Gloss). Please contact our Technical Department on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or send a message to [email protected] for further advice if in doubt
Please note: Colours are sold in the nearest tin size but actual paint volume per tin may vary up to 10% depending on colour.
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Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based) is an ultimate performance all surface paint. Designed for the long term decoration of timber, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete, cladding and more, it forms a vapourpermeable, low maintenance water-shedding coating, re-coatable in 1 hour.
ALLCOAT Exterior Matt contains a biocide to protect the dried coating against fungal degradation.
Designed for all exterior surfaces, ALLCOAT Exterior Matt is ideal for new or previously painted uPVC, wood, galvanising, metals, cladding, weathered bitumen, stucco, brick, stone, cured concrete and more. ALLCOAT Exterior Matt is self-priming and will bond to existing glossy paints without sanding. For most jobs, there is no need to purchase a separate primer. After removing existing mould and mildew, two coats of ALLCOAT Exterior Matt will ensure that any exterior looks bright and beautiful for years.
This product is not suitable for application on floors.
Please note: Matt finish products can be more susceptible to scuffs, watermarks, dirt, etc. so in areas of frequent contact/use such as windows, doors, roller shutters etc. an alternative finish may be more suited (such as Satin & Gloss). Please contact our Technical Department on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or send a message to [email protected] for further advice if in doubt.
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- Features and Benefits
- Product Specification
- Drying Times
- Surface Preparation
- Application Methods
- Application Conditions
- Health and Safety
- Cracking, blistering, and flaking resistant
- Weather resistant
- Easy to apply
- Long lasting finish
- Available in 4,400+ colours, inc. RAL, RAL Design, BS, NCS & the new NCS 2050 colours
- Satin & Gloss finishes also available
- Excellent colour retention
- Multi-surface application
- Anti-fungal degradation
- Bonds to glossy paint
- This product is not suitable for application on floors
|Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based)|
|Tinting:||ALLCOAT Exterior Matt is available in a full range of BS4800, RAL and NCS colours. Multiple containers of tinted paint should be intermixed (boxed) to ensure colour uniformity|
|Theoretical Coverage Rate:||
Up to 12m² per litre on non-porous surfaces
On porous surfaces coverage will be reduced e.g. sawn timber - 4-8m² per litre
Planed timber - 8-12m² per litre
Normal application is 2 coats; however an additional coat should be applied to areas of high exposure such as sills and fascia boards
|Typical Film Thickness:||40 microns|
Not intended for application to exterior floors, decks or any surface subject to water immersion or prolonged contact with water
It is recommended that unweathered / new powder coatings or stoved enamels are to be abraded and degreased thoroughly before applying All Coat Exterior
Not suitable for application onto new plastisol or new powder coating. These surfaces must be fully weathered
|Shelf Life:||2 years in unopened containers|
|Storage:||Store indoors at 5 – 25°C. Protect from frost|
|Curing Schedule At 20°C and 60% RH|
|Touch Dry||Dry to Recoat||Hard Dry||Full Cure|
|1 Hour||1 Hour||4 Hours||7 Days|
- Drying and recoat times will be extended at lower temperature and higher RH
- Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound, and free of any contamination that may interfere with adhesion
- Remove all loose or peeling paint and chalky paint residue
- Sand edges of any remaining paint film until smooth
- Special precautions should be taken during surface preparation of pre-1960 paint surfaces as they may contain harmful lead. Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask if dry sanding
- New concrete, masonry and other related surfaces must be cured at least 30 days before priming
- Remove all existing mould and mildew before painting. To effectively remove mould and mildew, dirt, and chalky paint residue, use a proper fungicidal wash or exterior house cleaner following the manufacturer’s instructions
- Timber at risk from decay or insect attack should be treated with an appropriate preservative
- Bare galvanised metal: apply direct to clean, bright metal, no primer required, ensure surface is clean, dry and free from any surface contamination
- Bare Ferrous Metal: product contains a flash rust inhibitor so will not rust the bare metal on application, can be applied direct if the metal is completely rust free, if this is unlikely apply a dedicated anti-corrosive metal primer such as Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion prior to application of AllCoat Exterior Water Based
Note: AllCoat Exterior Water Based is not anti-corrosive, it acts as a barrier to water reaching the surface and rusting the metal.
- ALLCOAT® Exterior Matt is self-priming and will adhere to most sound surface. It bonds to existing glossy paints without sanding
- The first coat of ALLCOAT® Exterior Matt primes and seals the surface, providing a base for the topcoat. The topcoat completes the sealing process while providing additional moisture resistance and protection
- Before painting, fill all nail holes and gouges
- Where necessary, spot prime knots and sap streaks with Zinsser B-I-N® Primer-Sealer
- For new or unpainted cedar, redwood, or other resinous timbers prime with Zinsser Cover Stain
- Shake or stir well before using
- Apply with synthetic bristle brush, roller, or sprayer
- For airless spraying, use a .017” tip and high-medium (2000-2500 PSI) pressure
- Avoid painting in direct sunlight and maintain a “wet edge” to avoid lapping
- Ensure conditions during application and cure are favourable, do not apply if there is a likelihood of rain, frost, fog, or condensation affecting the freshly applied paint before it has fully cured
- Ensure air and surface temperature are between 10°C & 32°C and humidity is less than 85% during application and cure of the product
- Clean application tools, spatters, and spills immediately with warm water and liquid detergent; rinse with water
- Follow equipment manufacturer’s directions to clean spray equipment
- Remove dried product with a household cleaner, rinse with water
- Refer to the product data sheet and safety data sheet in the attachments section above for further details
- For Use By
- General Use
- Water / Solvent Based
- For Use On
- Wood, uPVC, Galvanising, Metal, Cladding, Bitumen, Stucco, Brickwork, Stone, Concrete, Glossed Surfaces
- VOC Levels
- Ultra-Low (5-49 g/l)
- Single, Two or Three Pack
- Pack Size
- 1L, 2.5L, 5L, 10L
- Brush, Roller, Spray
- Dry to Recoat (at 20°C)
- 1 Hour
- Fully Cured (at 20°C)
- 7 Days
- 12m² per litre
- 1.25 kg/litre
- Solids by Volume
- Shelf Life (Once Opened)
- 2 years in unopened containers
- Touch Dry
- 30 mins
- Recommended Dry Film Thickness
- 40 microns
- Hard Dry
- 4 Hours
- Standard Colours
- Fully Tintable
- Exterior / Interior Use
- Exterior Use
- Fastest Delivery
- Next Working Day
- Type of Wood Finish
- Wood Paint
|Lauren on 2022-07-08 10:06:19|| |
Hi! Is it possible to get this mixed in a valspar colour? I really love Rabbits Foot but Zinsser All Coat is the best paint I've ever used!
Unfortunately we cannot mix to a Valspar colour, we would recommend viewing a physical RAL, NCS or BS colour chart to ascertain a suitable colour match.
|T Jukes on 2022-06-15 10:35:50|| |
All coat satin - I have a a galvanised and painted garage side panel which is now flaking and rusting. Can I use all coat satin without a primer if the flaking paint and any rust is removed by wire brushing? Thanks
Unfortuntely no, assuming the galvanised side panel is bare, clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet you will need to prime the area first with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3.
|Lee on 2022-05-26 17:36:01|| |
Is zinser all coat Matt suitable to paint on wooden decking
Unfortunately no, this paint is not suitable for any area that will be walked on.
|Maggie Murray on 2022-04-27 09:38:51|| |
Is the Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Matt paint suitable for cement roof tiles? If not is the satin finish suitable? Thank you
Unfortunately no, we would not recommend Zinsser Allcoat for application to cement roof tiles.
Assuming the cement tiles are bare, clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet we can recommend Cromar Renocoat Roof Tile Renovation Paint.
This is available in slate grey or dark brown.
|Lea on 2022-04-11 15:03:56|| |
How much paint do i need to paint two upvc front doors
Based on an estimate of 5m² you would require approximately 1L, this would allow for two coats. The theoretical coverage for this product is 12m²/L per coat.
|S Collins on 2021-11-05 08:36:15|| |
We have an old property that needs to breath, reading the data information it looks like this paint is waterproof but vapour permeable therefore allowing trapped moisture to escape. Can you please confirm this before I order. Also some areas have flaking paint which I will remove first. Do I need to prime these first and is so what with that will enable it to still breath. Thanks
This product does state it is vapour permable, we would need to know more information regarding the substrate to ascertain what primers may be required or if another product would be better suited to you application.
Please contact [email protected] with the information.
|Alison on 2021-09-05 13:13:45|| |
Hi..can you advise if this product is suitable for painting stables and is safe for animals? Also do you do colour samples? Am struggling to choose
Unfortunately we do not have an animal safe paint to recommend.
This and many of the paints we supply are mixed to industry standard RAL and BS colour codes.
We would recommend looking at a colour chart in person to ascertain colour suitability.
Unfortunately the manufacturer does not supply samples.
|Owen Jones-Wells on 2021-08-15 20:33:08|| |
Can the be painted straight on to exterior grade plywood sheets, used as an internal wall lining?
Assuming the plywood is clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet we would recommend priming first with Zinsser Cover Stain.
|Mathew on 2021-08-14 06:27:51|| |
Does this product require a primer application first for upvc windows or composite doors? The data sheet is not downloading. Cheers
Assuming the upvc or composite doors are clean, dry sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet no primer is required.
|Lynn Luck on 2021-07-08 09:04:20|| |
Zinsser All Coat Exterior Satin Finish. We need to paint the pipework to the front of the house. Mixture of old light grey painted cast iron, old (and grungy) light grey unpainted UPVC and new white unpainted UPVC. Decided on RAL 160 20 05 Beryl Black Green. I saw from previous questions/answers that Satin sheds dirt easier than Matt. My question: What preparation would we need before applying the Zinsser? Thank you.
Assuming all the substrates are clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet Zinsser Allcoat Exterior can be used.
We would recommend testing for compatibility and adhesion on any previously applied paint.
Any bare metal areas should be primed with Zinsser Bulls eye 1-2-3 prior to application.
All substrates must be thoroughly cleaned, degreased and lightly sanded prior to application.
|Rachael on 2021-06-08 17:07:39|| |
I have used this paint on a box trailer built with exterior plywood. Within 3 months dry summer it was flaking off and 'melted' the exterior sealant. I sanded and repainted it and re-did the seals. Six months and into winter it flaked off even more, again reacted with another brand of exterior sealant (Sikaflex) and also had black mould growing on an area. It also reacted with exterior sealants (this time Sikaflex). I am now having to repeat an entire project a third time in less than a year. Is this a bad batch? As it has done nothing it says it does, it is the worst paint I have ever used.
We are sorry to hear of the issues you have had with the paint we have contacted you directly for more information to look into this for you.
|Andrea on 2021-06-06 22:27:07|| |
Hi, I would like to paint my brown pvc conservatory frames and wanted to know if the Allcoat Exterior Matt in pure white will be the best option to use internally and externally? Thank you
Assuming the upvc is clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet this product can be used on internal and external upvc.
|Sarah on 2021-05-15 15:45:01|| |
Would a light shade cover a previously painted dark colour?
Yes it will but it may require additional coats to achieve the required colour.
|Colin Martin on 2021-05-07 17:02:24|| |
I have 3 storage bins I want to revamp the tops of them, would this paint be ok to use and would it cover the 3 storage bin lids.
|Stephen Clayton on 2021-05-06 14:39:52|| |
Can I use all coat satin on wooden garden furniture
Assuming the wooden furniture is clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the Technical data sheet yes this could be used.
We would recommend priming any bare areas with Zinsser Cover Stain prior to application.
|Laura Lynch on 2021-04-12 06:53:25|| |
Hi i'm looking to upcycle a kids playhouse made from plastic. would this product work? Thanks
Assuming the plastic is clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the Technical Data sheet this product can be applied to most plastics.
We would recommend testing for compatibility and adhesion prior to full application.
|Holly on 2021-04-08 13:29:50|| |
can i paint onto an outside brick wall, should i put a layer of masonry paint on the brick wall first?
Assuming the brick wall is clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet we can recommend priming first with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 then applying two coats of Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Waterbased.
Or to negate the need for the additional primer coat, we would recommend Zinsser AllWeather Exterior Masonry Paint (Solvent Based).
|Steve on 2021-04-02 10:35:33|| |
I'd like to paint new uPVC soil pipes with Zinsser Allcoat Exterior water-based paint to match our downpipes and gutters (in RAL7032). The downpipes are aluminium and have been powder coated in a Matt finish. Am I best using Matt or Satin on the uPVC pipes?
Assuming the powder coating applied to the aluminium is polyester, clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet we can recommend priming with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 prior to application of Zinsser Allcoat Exterior water-based.
Matt, satin or gloss finish could be used for this application depending on the appearance you require.
|L.L on 2021-03-31 11:47:55|| |
Is Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based) suitable for painting outdoor terracotta and plastic plant pots? How long will it likely last before peeling?
Assuming they are clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the Technical data sheet we can recommend it for this application.
The life span of the product is upto 15 years dependant on preparation and levels of exposure to the environment.
|Karen on 2021-02-26 09:13:39|| |
Hi, could this paint be used for external wood decking? Thanks
No, this paint is not designed to trafficked, you can see our range of Decking Paints here.
|Yvonne on 2020-05-11 08:04:52|| |
Hi Do you have any colour cards you can send for Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt? I'm trying to colour match another window and 2 tins in and still not right. Thanks Yvonne
Unfortunately the manufacturer does not produce any colour cards as this paint is available in nearly all RAL, BS, NCS colours and more.
You can however send a colour sample to us and we can assist in matching it for you.
|Steve S on 2020-04-09 11:42:13|| |
I am needing to paint a large gate that has been previously stained, will I be able to use Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based) straight on top of the old woodstain?
Assuming the timber is dry, sound and prepared as stated in the Technical Data Sheet yes this can be used.
If the timber is resinous prime with Zinsser Cover Stain.
The Technical Data Sheet is in the attachment tab on the product page.
|Brian Young on 2019-07-08 16:10:58|| |
I'm going to painting my house and the external is finished in timber, can i use Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based) paint. The previous owners use butinox paint which was oil base can i use the Zinsser straight on or do you advise to sand the timber 1st
Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based) is ideal for application to previously painted timber.
Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free of any contamination that may interfere with adhesion. Remove all loose or peeling paint and chalky paint residue. Sand edges of any remaining paint film until smooth.
Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based) is self-priming and will adhere to most sound surface. It bonds to existing glossy paints without sanding. The first coat primes and seals the surface, providing a base for the topcoat.
|Simon on 2019-04-23 14:04:13|| |
I am looking at painting external tiles on the front of our house. would it be recommended to use the Matte or Satin finish for best longevity
|David D on 2018-09-09 10:12:06|| |
I am looking to paint a galvanised garage door (currently in white gloss) and upvc front door (in white) with your Allcoat exterior Matt (water based), would this product do both surfaces and do you recommend an undercoat product. Thanks
Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based) is more intended for masonry surfaces, it will not adhere as well to these surfaces as Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water Based), it will also pick up dirt a little easier around the door handles etc. We would suggest you consider the satin which can go onto both surfaces with no primer required. Surfaces must be clean and lightly abraded. Apply 2 coats of the Satin Water based.
|M Edwards on 2017-11-21 15:32:38|| |
I have some of the Zinsser all in one exterior paint (in grey shade) left over.Can I use it indoors, or is there any harmfull chemicals that will make it unsuitable for indoor use? Thank you
Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Water Based (Matt, Satin and Gloss) finishes are suitable to be used internally as well as externally.
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