• Blackfriar Stabilising Solution

Blackfriar Stabilising Solution


Blackfriar Stabilising Solution binds and seals powdery and porous surfaces prior to decoration. Provides a firm foundation on unstable surfaces such as old lime wash and distemper.

Product Features

  • Binds and seals powdery surfaces.
  • Ideal for old limewash and distemper.
  • Water-based.
  • Interior and exterior use

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£21.71 Tax incl.


Blackfriar Stabilising Solution is essential for binding powdery and porous surfaces before decoration. It binds unstable surfaces, such as old lime wash and distemper, to provide a firm foundation on interiors and exteriors.


Ensure the surface to be treated is clean, dry, and free from wax, grease and oil. Remove any loose flaking materials by scraping and dry brushing. Treat any algae or mould growth with Blackfriar Anti-Mould Solution prior to applying Blackfriar Stabilising Solution.


Stir thoroughly prior to use with a broad stirrer. The product may be applied by brush or roller. Apply 1 generous even coat, a second coat may be required on particularly porous or powdery surfaces.


Not recommended.


Do not use under cold (less than 10°C) conditions. Substrate must be completely dry prior to applying Blackfriar Stabilising Solution. Not for use over wallpaper. Will not cure efflorescence. Do not apply to wet damp surfaces. Application onto damp surfaces will prevent full penetration into the surface and prolong the drying time of the product.

Drying Time

Touch dry in 2 - 4 hours. Recoat after 4 hours and within 3 days. Drying times are based on an ambient temperature of 20°C and 50% relative humidity. Lower temperatures or higher humidity will prolong the drying and overcoating times.

Clean Up

Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before washing with water. Do not empty into drains or water courses. Some local authorities have special facilities for the disposal of waste coatings.


Store in a dry, safe place. Do not store in environments where extreme temperatures may occur. Keep within 5-30°C. Do not store in direct sunlight.

Features & Benefits

  • Binds and seals surfaces
  • Pre-decorating foundation

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

Product Details

Data sheet

Blackfriar Professional
For Use On
Lime Wash, Distemper
Application Method
Brush, Roller
VOC Levels
Ultra-Low (5-49 g/l)
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
Dry to Recoat (at 20°C)
4 hours
12m² per litre
Touch Dry
2-4 Hours
UN Number

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questions Nicki on 2018-07-23 11:44:56

Hi I’ve got the decorator in to paint my kitchen. The previous paint - which he also did- had been cracking and peeling fir a while. He has found that distemper was prob put on the walls and has been covered by a few coats of paint. The new coat he is just doing is cracked big as he does it. Does your stabilising solution work on distemper that has been painted. ie do all the paint layers have to be removed before using the stabiliser or can it just be painted over the paint layers. Thanks


We would advise Zinsser AllCoat (Solvent-Based) or Zinsser Grade 1 rather than Blackfriar Stabilising Solution for this application, these products will cope well with the distemper.

Scrape back all the loose failing paint to a sound surface then apply the Zinsser AllCoat (Solvent-Based) as a primer OR Zinsser Grade 1 as a primer and finish in one.

Zinsser Grade 1 can be mixed to a range of colours from light to mid shade and Zinsser AllCoat (Solvent-Based) can be painted over using an emulsion paint.

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