Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based)


Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based) is an ultimate performance all surface paint.


  • Multi surface application
  • Can be applied down to 5°C
  • Resistant to showers after 1 hour
  • Excellent colour retention
  • Mould resistant
  • Flexible
  • Weather resistant
  • Recoat time - 3 hours
  • 15 year lifetime
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Product Description

Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based) is an ultimate performance all surface paint. Designed for the long-term decoration (up to 15 years) of timber, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete, cladding and more. It forms a low maintenance water-shedding coating, re-coatable in 3 hours. Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based) contains a biocide to protect the dried coating against fungal degradation.

Designed for all paintable exterior surfaces, it is ideal for low temperature applications where water based may not be suitable on new or previously painted wood, uPVC, galvanising, steel, aluminium, cladding, stucco, brick, stone, cured concrete, Plastisol and more.

Recommended Uses

  • Redecoration and protection of all exterior surfaces 
  • Building Cladding 
  • Plastisol 
  • uPVC
  • Wood 
  • Steel work – e.g. girders, fencing, railings and masonry surfaces.

Surface Preparation

Surfaces must be clean, sound and free of dirt, dust, grease, wax, loose paint or other surface contamination. Remove all existing mould and mildew before painting. To effectively remove mould and mildew, use Blackfriar Fungicidal Wash. Timber at risk from decay or insect attack should be treated with Blackfriar Exterior Wood Preservative Gold Star Clear. Very hard or glossy previously painted surfaces should be abraded and degreased. Before painting, fill all nail holes and gouges. Where necessary, spot prime knots and sap streaks with Zinsser B-I-N. Abrade & degrease unweathered plastisol & powder coatings. Allow new plaster/cement & stucco to cure 60-90 days before coating. Thoroughly degrease new galvanised steel.



Stir well before using. Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 5 and 32°C and humidity is less than 80%. For airless spray use tip 0.13 - 0.017 at pressure 1800 – 2400 psi. Normal application is 2 coats, however an additional coat should be applied to areas of high exposure such as sills and fascia boards.


Clean up application tools, spills and drips with white spirit. If product has dried on application tool, clean with Zinsser Brush Cleaner & Restorer. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning spray equipment. Dispose of unused or unwanted product in accordance with local laws regulating solvent-based coatings.

Technical Data

  • Touch dry: 1 hour at 20°C
  • Hard dry: 16 hours at 20°C
  • Full cure: After 7 days at 20°C
  • Recoat: 3 hour at 20°C
  • Spread Rate: 10m² per litre per coat.
  • Colour Range: Full Colour Range*
  • Gloss Level: 20%
  • Volume Solids: 50%
  • Typical film thickness per coat: 50 microns dry from 100 microns wet.
  • VOC: (cat. A(i), limit 500g/lt) <500g/l
  • Product Weight: 1.2 – 1.3Kg per litre.
  • Shelf life: 2 years in unopened containers
  • Method of Application: Brush, Roller or Spray.
  • Thinner: Not normally required (use white spirit for conventional spray – not more than 10%).
  • Cleaner: White spirits for cleaning equipment.

*Tint Bases are available which enable tinting to any BS4800, RAL or NCS shade (excluding fluorescent or metallic).

Note: Drying and recoat times will be extended at a lower temperature.


  • Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based) is not intended for application to exterior floors or decks or any surface subject to water immersion.
  • To prevent product from skinning over, close container after each use. Keep lid tightly closed during storage.
  • The paint film is designed to resist cracking, peeling and blistering for up to 15 years before first maintenance.
  • The contents are warranted to be free of defects for two years from date of manufacture.
  • All warranties and guarantees are limited to replacement or refund value of product actually used when supported by proof of purchase.
  • Directions are as complete as possible but cannot encompass all conditions, applications and / or surfaces beyond our control. If you have a question, please contact our Technical Department or Zinsser (UK) Ltd.

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.

Technical Data

Typical Coverage (per coat)10m² per litre
Touch Dry1 Hour
ApplicationBrush, Roller, Spray
The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.


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 Phil on 15/12/2018

What system do you recommend for painting exterior timber window frames; currently painted with sound solvent-based gloss? I've read conflicting opinions on whether solvent or water based allcoat should be used, both requiring or not requiring 123 primer to ensure adhesion to the glass.


If you have to do the job during winter then Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (Solvent Based) must be used. If you can wait until warmer weather then Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (Water Based) would be suitable (this would be the preferred option as the timber will be drier). When using the Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (Water Based) prime surfaces first with Zinsser Cover Stain to get adhesion to glass, this is the best primer in our range for glass. If using the Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (Solvent Based), do not prime with Zinsser Cover Stain, the solvent grade of AllCoat Exterior will adhere reasonably well to the glass on its own. Just make sure the timber is completely dry before painting.

questions Gaz on 11/08/2018

Currently have a uPVC composite door in a deep red colour. We are looking to paint this grey, would zinsser allcoat product be suitable and if so would solvent version be recommended over water based version. Finally would I need to use a coat of bullseye 123 primer first or is the allcoat product self priming? Many thanks


We would instead recommend the Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (Water Based) for this. It is self priming onto this type of surface, 2-3 coats in a grey colour should cover a dark red door.

questions Lesley Adshead on 10/08/2018

Hi I am wanting to spruce up my aluminium framed greenhouse and want to find a suitable primer and paint in a grey shade to go with the rest of my newly refurbished garden colour scheme. Can you please advise me which product will be best to be used, as it all seems to be a little contradictory on different sites. Am I right in thinking after the frame work has been cleaned down - and dry to use an etch primer to ensure it adheres to the aluminium - then what paint would I need to use as a top coat ? Any help or advice you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Kind regards Lesley Adshead.


We would instead recommend the Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (Water Based) for this. It is easier to use than the solvent grade and gives the same level of performance. An etch primer is not required, the AllCoat will stick well on its own.

questions Rachel hassan on 11/07/2018

Hi oil based zinzer all coats exterior satin can you mix on ral colour


Yes, simply click on 'Select a different colour' on the product page and this will pop up the full RAL colour range to choose from that you can order online. Please note we cannot offer fluorescent or metallic RAL shades in this product.

questions Neil Bould  on 28/06/2018

I want to a smooth Shiplap shed& upvc windows & doors dark grey? Slate grey what do I use?? And where are you based?? Leeds? If so I'm not too far away to collect Regards Neil


One of the Zinsser AllCoat Exterior products would be an excellent choice to paint both of these substrates but we would recommend one of the water based finishes in the summer months rather than the solvent based. We are based in Leeds and have a Trade Counter you can collect from at LS11 9NF.

questions Heather Pierpoint  on 09/04/2018

I need to paint exterior windows and doors that are currently painted in a hard finished stain/varnish. The wood is in excellent condition, as is the finish. Which products would you recommend? Do I need to prime with Coverstain first. I is subject to the elements because of the location of the property.


We would recommend priming first with Zinsser Cover Stain, make sure the timber is dry especially sills which can pick up moisture if the existing coating has cracked (moisture level must be below 12%).

One of the Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (Water Based) range would be our preference for the top coat as they are easier to work with and just as high level of performance.

questions Judy Conway on 16/03/2018

Can this product be mixed to any colour I require? We have a wooden chalet right on the coast and it is subject to being battered by the wind and rain, salt and extreme sun. Will this product withstand these conditions? I am hoping to get the chalet repainted again due to the front cracking and fading. your product is solvent based is that the same as an oil based paint? My decorator does not think that a water based paint would withstand the conditions that are thrown at the chalet. I look forward to your feedback.


The Water Based Zinsser AllCoat Exterior range will give a better level of performance in this environment, it is more flexible than the solvent based product meaning it will move with the expansion and contraction of the timber without cracking. Provided the surface is thoroughly prepared and the timber is completely dry the product will give a very good level of performance in these conditions. Please note the Satin and Gloss Zinsser AllCoat Exterior (Water Based) versions will have slightly higher performance than the matt for this situation, i.e. exterior timber, the matt is designed more for masonry surfaces.

All products can be mixed to any RAL, BS and NCS colour by us and many more if you require a specific colour matching.

questions Leah on 12/02/2018

I would like to paint a upvc front door with this. Would I need to do anything tp the door before usinv this paint.


We would recommend you use the water based Zinsser AllCoat Exterior products for this application. AllCoat Exterior water based products can be applied directly to these items with no primer required. If any areas are new uPVC new we would advise abrading the surfaces with a fine grade of sandpaper followed by a solvent wipe using methylated spirits. Then apply 2 coats of the AllCoat Exterior water based when weather permits.

questions Gaz on 16/01/2018
Question: Was thinking of spraying this Can u add something to make it dry faster?

Application by spray should be done with airless spray, use tip 0.13 - 0.017 at pressure 1800 – 2400 psi. There is nothing you can add to speed up the drying, it is best to apply 2 thin coats as these will dry much quicker than a heavy coating.

Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based) is designed specifically for use in cooler conditions so it will dry OK even at lower temperatures.

Note: You can only use liquid driers in solvent based alkyd paints, Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based) is not an alkyd formula, therefore driers would not be compatible.

questions JEM on 22/09/2017
Question: Hi, should I use a primer and undercoat as this is a brand new solid wood front door? Also, how many coats would you recommend?

We would recommend 1 coat of Zinsser Cover Stain followed by 2 coats of Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Water Based).

questions Stephanie Axon  on 11/08/2017
Question: Would I need to use primer and undercoat with the solvent based exterior satin on previously painted wood which has been cleaned, sanded and filled as required?
Many thanks

No, after this preparation you should just be able to apply the Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based) directly.

questions Deana Canner on 10/07/2017
Question: Would I need to use a primer with this paint? I am using it for pvc windows, door and pvc cladding.
Many thanks

We would recommend you use the water based Zinsser AllCoat Exterior products for this application. AllCoat Exterior water based products can be applied directly to these items with no primer required. If any areas are new uPVC new we would advise abrading the surfaces with a fine grade of sandpaper followed by a solvent wipe using methylated spirits. Then apply 2 coats of the AllCoat Exterior water based.

questions Sally on 15/06/2017
Question: Would this be suitable for use on mdf wall panelling in the bathroom? The area does get wet occasionally.

Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin (Solvent Based) wouldn't be suitable for this application. Instead we would recommend 1 coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 followed by 2 coats of Zinsser Perma-White Interior.


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