• Zinsser Grade 1

Zinsser Grade 1

ZN7210002C1
ZIN668

Zinsser Grade 1 is a high performance paint for the interior decoration of walls and ceilings in traditional and historic buildings, including churches, castles and period properties.

Available in 3,000+ colours, inc. RAL, RAL Design, BS, NCS & the new NCS 2050 colours.

  • Primer, sealer and finish in one 
  • Blocks and seals stains 
  • A zero-tension specialist paint for traditional and historic buildings 
  • Up to eight years’ high-end performance 
  • Non-yellowing 
  • Washable 
  • Containing a biocide that protects the dried coating against fungal degradation from mould or mildew

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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For the interior decoration of walls and ceilings in listed buildings, heritage properties, traditional, period and historic buildings - including churches, chapels and castles – Roman and Turkish baths, along with other popular restored building tourist attractions, Zinsser Grade 1 is the perfect high-performance paint that acts as a primer, sealer and finish coat in one, available in 3,000+ colours, inc. RAL, RAL Design, BS, NCS & the new NCS 2050 colours. Designed to deliver the exact requirements involved with historical renovation and refurbishment projects, Grade 1 will trap and contain any moisture problems from the substrate build, which are causing the current finish to flake and crack. It requires no washing down of surfaces and no additional primer or sealer, and is recoatable in two hours. Thanks to its vapour permeable film, the underlying substrate can breathe, and any damp that is in the brick, stone or masonry can naturally evaporate, without condensation, damp or mildew problems to the topcoat finish.

Listed building will have specific decorating requirements, and many types of solvent-based, high VOC paints and coatings may not be permissible to use. Grade 1 is an odourless, solvent-based solution to this problem. Precise colour schemes may also be required, and legacy fungal degradation have often caused problems that need treating during the redecoration stages. For a sole product that can be used on plaster, concrete, mortar, chalky materials, distemper, limewash and whitewash: on walls, ceilings, doors, trims, windows and cabinetry, project and estate managers can depend upon Zinsser’s Grade 1 to deliver, every time.

Fungal degradation, over time, can create odour problems, too, which can detract from the aesthetical beauty of the property when open to the public. These smells often stem from stains and discolouration of the surface coating – nicotine, soot, smoke damage, water-stains, graffiti, marker pens, etc. – and as a virtually odourless product, Zinsser Grade 1 can block these stains and smells, offering up to eight years’ performance, with minimal redecoration or maintenance downtime.

Quick drying and non-yellowing, Grade 1 is the must-have renovation project paint.

Features and benefits:

  • Primer, sealer and finish in one 
  • Blocks and seals stains 
  • Virtually odourless during application 
  • Multi-surface compatible 
  • A zero-tension specialist paint for traditional and historic buildings 
  • Quick drying one-can system 
  • Up to eight years’ high-end performance 
  • Vapour permeable 
  • Non-yellowing 
  • Washable 
  • Flat matt white finish, or tintable upon request to Rawlins Paints 
  • Containing a biocide that protects the dried coating against fungal degradation from mould or mildew 
  • Perfect for surfaces with up to 12.5pH 
  • Coverage: 10m² per litre 
  • Touch dry in 30 mins 
  • Recoatable after just two hours 
  • Apply with a brush, roller or a spray

Please note: Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE). It is your responsibility to read all data sheets (available upon request) prior to application. The specification given above is our best recommendation from the information supplied and is given in good faith but without warranty. We recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements.

Product Details
668-895545

Data sheet

For Use By
Consumer Use
Interior / Exterior Use
Interior
For Use On
Walls
Ceilings
Stucco
Plaster
Concrete
Mortar
Whitewash
Limewash
Application Method
Brush
Roller
Spray
Sheen
Matt
Pack Size
2.5L
5L
10L
Application
Brush, Roller, Spray
Coverage
10m² per litre
Touch Dry
30 Mins
UN Number
UN1263
Colour(s)
Fully Tintable
Base Type
Solvent-Based
Exterior / Interior Use
Interior Use
Suitable For Use On
Limewash
Suitable For Use On
Stucco
Suitable For Use On
Walls
Suitable For Use On
Whitewash
Suitable For Use On
Concrete
Suitable For Use On
Plaster
Finish
Matt
Application Method
Roller
Application Method
Brush
Application Method
Spray
Manufacturer
Zinsser
Components
1K
Usages
Stain Blocking
Product Type
Primer & Topcoat
Fastest Delivery
Next Working Day
Colour Family
Off-White
Colour Family
Blue
Colour Family
White
Colour Family
Brown
Colour Family
Chartwell Green
Colour Family
Orange
Colour Family
Beige
Colour Family
Yellow
Colour Family
Green
Colour Family
Black
Colour Family
Red
Colour Family
Pink
Colour Family
Cream
Colour Family
Purple
Colour Family
Grey
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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 Karen on 2022-07-04 10:11:17
Question: 

I have an interior wall in a 1890's property which has recently been treated for rising damp. The problem area was treated, then covered in tanking slurry and then replastered. Can I use this product over the top of the new plaster? Is it non-vinyl? Many thanks for your help.

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

This paint can be applied to clean, dry, sound bare plaster.

The Grade 1 product is excellent for application to surfaces with PH ratings up to 12.5 such as lime plaster.

questions AnSa on 2021-10-18 16:03:18
Question: 

does the coverage include two coats? or one is required?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

2 coats are recommended and the coverage per coat is 10m² per litre.

questions Rachel Goodall on 2019-07-08 22:48:28
Question: 

Can I use this as a primer over distemper remnants on plaster coving and then over paint using Farrow & Ball estate emulsion for the top coat?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Zinsser AllCoat (Solvent-Based) and Zinsser Grade 1 will cope well with the distemper, however if you intend to over paint the Zinsser AllCoat (Solvent Based) would be the preferred choice instead of Grade 1 as this would be chosen if it was to be left as a finish and not overcoated.

questions Joe O'Donnell on 2019-06-20 21:55:06
Question: 

Do you do colour chats/ samples of your colours

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Samples aren't available in this product but if you contact our sales team with your address we can post a colour chart to you to show the RAL colours available.

questions Dee on 2018-04-16 13:24:57
Question: 

I would like to use this paint in a green colour on your colour chart eg 12c33 or RAL6019. Would u tint this paint if I bought a Matt white?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

We tint Zinsser Grade 1 to most RAL, BS and NCS colours. When viewing the product click 'Select a different colour' on the right hand side under the price and you can choose and purchase the colour you want here.

  

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IMPORTANT SHIPPING & DELIVERY INFORMATION

Zinsser Grade 1 is only available with the shipping and delivery timescales listed below - please do not contact our Customer Support Team with enquiries about alternative or earlier shipping and delivery times.

Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Bank Holidays, are not classed as working days.

Orders placed after the cut-off for this product will not be processed for earliest dispatch until 9am the next working day.

All delivery costs below are excluding VAT


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