Zinsser Grade 1
  • Zinsser Grade 1

Zinsser Grade 1


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. It s the perfect high-performance paint that acts as a primer, sealer and finish coat in one.

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  • White
  • RAL1000 - Green Beige
  • RAL1001 - Beige
  • RAL1002 - Sand Yellow
  • RAL1013 - Oyster White
  • RAL1014 - Ivory
  • RAL1015 - Light Ivory
  • RAL1016 - Sulfur Yellow
  • RAL1017 - Saffron Yellow
  • RAL1018 - Zinc Yellow
  • RAL1019 - Grey Beige
  • RAL1020 - Olive Yellow
  • RAL1024 - Ochre Yellow
  • RAL1034 - Pastel Yellow
  • RAL3012 - Beige Red
  • RAL3014 - Antique Red
  • RAL3015 - Light Pink
  • RAL3017 - Rose
  • RAL3022 - Salmon Pink
  • RAL4001 - Red Lilac
  • RAL4003 - Heather Violet
  • RAL4005 - Blue Lilac
  • RAL4009 - Pastel Violet
  • RAL5007 - Brilliant Blue
  • RAL5012 - Light Blue
  • RAL5014 - Pigeon Blue
  • RAL5015 - Sky Blue
  • RAL5018 - Turquoise Blue
  • RAL5023 - Distant Blue
  • RAL5024 - Pastel Blue
  • RAL6000 - Patina Green
  • RAL6019 - Pastel Green
  • RAL6021 - Pale Green
  • RAL6027 - Light Green
  • RAL6033 - Mint Turquoise
  • RAL6034 - Pastel Turquoise
  • RAL7000 - Squirrel Grey
  • RAL7001 - Silver Grey
  • RAL7002 - Olive Grey
  • RAL7003 - Moss Grey
  • RAL7004 - Signal Grey
  • RAL7005 - Mouse Grey
  • RAL7012 - Basalt Grey
  • RAL7023 - Concrete Grey
  • RAL7030 - Stone Grey
  • RAL7031 - Blue Grey
  • RAL7032 - Pebble Grey
  • RAL7033 - Cement Grey
  • RAL7034 - Yellow Grey
  • RAL7035 - Light Grey
  • RAL7036 - Platinum Grey
  • RAL7037 - Dusty Grey
  • RAL7038 - Agate Grey
  • RAL7039 - Quartz Grey
  • RAL7040 - Window Grey
  • RAL7042 - Traffic Grey A
  • RAL7044 - Silk Grey
  • RAL7045 - Telegrey 1
  • RAL7046 - Telegrey 2
  • RAL7047 - Telegrey 4
  • RAL9001 - Cream
  • RAL9010 - White
  • RAL9002 - Grey White
  • RAL9003 - Signal White
  • RAL9016 - Traffic White
  • RAL9018 - Papyrus White
  • RAL3033 - Pearl Pink
  • RAL4011 - Pearl Violet
  • 101 Sky Blue
  • 102 Turquoise Blue
  • 107 Strong Blue
  • 111 Pale Blue
  • 112 Arctic Blue / Fiesta Blue
  • 113 Deep Saxe Blue
  • 115 Cobalt Blue
  • 166 French Blue
  • 172 Pale Roundel Blue
  • 174 Orient Blue
  • 175 Light French Blue
  • 210 Sky
  • 216 Eau de Nil
  • 217 Sea Green
  • 275 Opaline Green
  • 280 Verdigris Green
  • 283 Aircraft Grey Green
  • 310 Primrose
  • 315 Grapefruit
  • 352 Pale Cream
  • 353 Deep Cream
  • 354 Primrose
  • 358 Light Buff
  • 359 Middle Buff
  • 360 Deep Buff
  • 361 Light Stone
  • 364 Portland Stone
  • 365 Vellum
  • 366 Light Beige
  • 367 Manilla
  • 369 Biscuit
  • 380 Camouflage Desert Sand
  • 384 Light Straw
  • 385 Light Biscuit
  • 386 Champagne
  • 387 Sunrise / Sunshine
  • 388 Beige
  • 389 Camouflage Beige
  • 397 Jasmine Yellow
  • 420 Dark Camouflage Desert Sand
  • 443 Salmon
  • 447 Salmon Pink
  • 453 Shell Pink
  • 454 Pale Roundel Red
  • 460 Deep Buff
  • 626 Camouflage Grey
  • 627 Light Aircraft Grey
  • 628 Silver Grey
  • 629 Dark Camouflage Grey
  • 630 French Grey
  • 631 Light Grey
  • 632 Dark Admiralty Grey
  • 634 Slate
  • 636 PRU Blue
  • 637 Medium Sea Grey
  • 638 Dark Sea Grey
  • 639 Light Slate Grey
  • 640 Extra Dark Sea Grey
  • 676 Light Weatherwork Grey
  • 677 Dark Weatherwork Grey
  • 692 Smoke Grey
  • 693 Aircraft Grey
  • 694 Dove Grey
  • 697 Light Admiralty Grey
  • 797 Light Violet
  • 00-A-01 Ash Grey / Oyster Grey / Portland
  • 00-A-03 Grey
  • 00-A-05 Goose Grey / Sea Mist / Goosewing
  • 00-A-07 Grey
  • 00-A-09 Flint Grey / Flint
  • 00-A-11 Grey
  • 00-E-55 White
  • 02-A-03 Grey
  • 02-A-07 Grey
  • 02-A-11 Grey
  • 02-C-33 Lupin Pink / Candy Floss / Pink Wafer
  • 02-C-35 Pink
  • 02-C-37 Clover Pink / Corinth / Fontana
  • 02-D-41 Pink
  • 02-D-43 Pink
  • 02-E-53 Purple
  • 04-B-15 Rosepetal / Pastel Pink / Dawn Pink
  • 04-B-17 Dusty Pink / Tea Rose / Tearose
  • 04-B-19 Beige
  • 04-B-21 Sable / Sierra
  • 04-B-23 Brown
  • 04-B-25 Saracen
  • 04-C-31 Pink
  • 04-C-33 Orchid Pink / Parisian Pink / Shell 
  • 04-C-35 Soft Red
  • 04-C-37 Autumn Brown / Rosevale
  • 04-D-41 Pink
  • 04-E-49 Rose Pink / Petal
  • 04-E-50 Pink
  • 06-A-03 Grey
  • 06-A-07 Grey
  • 06-A-11 Grey
  • 06-C-33 Peach / Cameo
  • 06-C-35 Light Orange
  • 06-D-41 Orange
  • 06-E-50 Mellow Apricot / Apricot
  • 08-B-15 Magnolia
  • 08-B-17 Honey Beige / Fawn / SandStone
  • 08-B-19 Beige
  • 08-B-21 Antelope 
  • 08-B-23 Brown
  • 08-C-31 Honeysuckle Cream / Blush Stone 
  • 08-C-33 Beige
  • 08-C-35 Beige
  • 08-D-41 Yellow
  • 10-A-01 White
  • 10-A-03 Dawn Grey / Sink Grey / Flake Grey
  • 10-A-05 Grey
  • 10-A-07 Nimbus Grey / Wood Ash / WoodAsh
  • 10-A-09 Grey
  • 10-B-15 Creamy White / Ivory / Gardenia
  • 10-B-17 Oatmeal / GreyStone / Hopsack 
  • 10-B-19 Beige
  • 10-B-21 Lizard Grey
  • 10-B-23 Brown
  • 10-C-31 Ivory / Champagne / Buttermilk
  • 10-C-33 Vanilla / Pollen
  • 10-C-35 Wheat / Golden Bronze / Savannah
  • 10-D-41 Yellow
  • 10-E-49 Pale Primrose / Pale Lemon / Jonquil
  • 10-E-50 Light Grapefruit / Forsythia 
  • 12-B-15 Sea Foam / SeaFoam
  • 12-B-17 Green Mist / Willow
  • 12-B-19 Beige
  • 12-B-21 Mineral Green / Opaline / Moorland
  • 12-B-23 Green
  • 12-C-31 Light Yellow
  • 12-C-33 Green Haze / Catkin 
  • 12-C-35 Green
  • 12-D-41 Green
  • 14-C-31 Glacial Green / Alpine
  • 14-C-33 Green
  • 14-C-35 Iceplant Green / Braemar
  • 14-C-37 Green
  • 14-C-41 Green
  • 14-D-41 Green
  • 14-D-43 Green
  • 14-E-49 Light Green
  • 14-E-50 Green
  • 14-E-51 Bright Green / Goblin / Garland
  • 16-A-03 Grey
  • 16-A-07 Mid Grey
  • 16-A-11 Grey
  • 16-C-33 DuckEgg / Duck Egg Blue
  • 16-C-35 Green
  • 16-C-37 Reef Green / Orion
  • 16-D-41 Green
  • 16-D-43 Green
  • 16-E-50 Turquoise
  • 16-E-53 Aquamarine / Seafarer / Lido
  • 18-B-15 White
  • 18-B-17 Blue Mink / Silver Haze / Heron
  • 18-B-19 Grey
  • 18-B-21 Squirrel Grey / Tideway
  • 18-B-23 Grey
  • 18-B-25 Dark Admiralty Grey / Merlin
  • 18-C-31 Ice Blue / Spindrift
  • 18-C-33 Blue
  • 18-C-35 Corvette Blue / Pigeon
  • 18-C-37 Blue
  • 18-D-41 Blue
  • 18-D-43 Dresden Blue
  • 18-D-44 Blue
  • 18-E-49 Crystal Blue / Astral Blue / Pinefrost
  • 18-E-50 Ribbon Blue / Cirrus
  • 18-E-51 Delphinium Blue / Mermaid / Larkspur
  • 20-C-33 Porcelain Blue / Pompadour
  • 20-C-35 Blue
  • 20-C-37 Larkspur Blue / Viking
  • 20-D-41 Powder Blue
  • 20-D-43 Blue
  • 20-D-44 Blue
  • 20-E-50 Blue
  • 20-E-51 Cornflower Blue / Corfu / Cornflower
  • 20-E-53 Blue
  • 22-B-15 Pearl Grey / Swansdown
  • 22-B-17 Pale Lavender / Haze / Dove
  • 22-B-19 Soft Blue
  • 22-B-21 Kashmir
  • 22-B-23 Purple
  • 22-B-25 Nightshade
  • 22-C-31 White
  • 22-C-33 Soft Purple
  • 22-C-35 Purple
  • 22-C-37 Purple Heather / Heather 
  • 22-D-41 Purple
  • 22-D-43 Violet
  • 22-D-44 Purple
  • 22-E-53 Purple
  • 24-C-33 Pale Lilac / Mallow
  • 24-C-35 Pink
  • 24-C-37 Purple
  • 24-C-38 Amethyst
  • 24-E-50 Pink
  • 24-E-53 Purple
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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. 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.

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, Spray
Touch Dry
30 Mins

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 Rachel Goodall on 08/07/2019

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?


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 20/06/2019

Do you do colour chats/ samples of your colours


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 16/04/2018

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?


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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