Which Paint Do I Use For Which Surface

INDEX OF SUBSTRATES (SURFACES) TO BE PAINTED OR COATED, WITH AVAILABLE PAINTS.

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The Substrate Index below, (or DOWNLOAD as a FREE Resource) is a useful resource for Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers and other paint specifiers. Designed to suggest suitable paints, systems or industrial coatings for individual surfaces, it assumes that you know what the surface is and that it is bare and unpainted. If a surface has been coated previously and you do not intend to strip back to bare and you do not know what the original coating is, then please contact us for technical assistance.

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To use the index (below), simply look for the substrate to be painted and the options that are available will be listed along side with the product code. Please note this is not our full product listing which can be found on our PRODUCTS page.

SAMPLES: If you would like a sample of one of our coatings, please call our Technical Team for advice. Not all products are available from stock. Samples are for trial purposes to test compatibility, sheen or finish. Please note that we do not offer matched colour samples, only colours available from stock.

The cost of up to 2 samples is £5.95+VAT. For 3 or more, to a maximum of 6; £8.75+VAT. The cost of samples is refundable when your order is placed. Samples sent to UK mainland only, via APC Parcels.

Please remember that the Coverage Rate of all paints vary and it will save you time and help us with your enquiry, if you can measure or estimate the square area (Square Meterage) of the surface to be painted, as well as having your colour choice prior to contacting us. Technical Data Sheets are available for all products. For information regarding asbestos cement surfaces, please see our Health & Safety page. We no longer manufacture lead-based paints, but do have excellent alternatives; see alternatives to lead-based paints, our A49 range; please call us for advice.

Most surfaces after suitable priming are ready to accept a specific paint "system", such as fluorescent, reflective, chemical resistant, marine etc. If you cannot see your surface listed please contact us as we have a comprehensive knowledge of paint for unusual or difficult surfaces.  New plastics and composites are regularly being invented and introduced to the market and for these we offer bespoke manufacture of appropriate, specialised coatings, subject to volume.

Also see our Guide for Painting Steel Surfaces HERE.

Many of our products are temperature sensitive and have an optimum temperature application range to ensure their best performance. We recommend that you check your local weather conditions prior to starting your project. Visit the BBC Weather Site for your area.

Substrate/Surface Product Code Available Product
ALUMINIUM (bright & anodised) WBP1030

Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer
 
ASBESTOS or ASBESTOS CEMENT - ASBESTOS SURFACES IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ HERE
  R10 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint
  E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  AU49 Traditional Oil Based Undercoat
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  AS56 Alkali Resisting Primer White
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
AQUA BOARD & MOISTURE RESISTANT BOARD R10

High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint
 
  RP10 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Primer
  E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion 
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  AS56 Alkali Resisting Primer 
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint 
  RU1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Undercoat
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040  Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
ASPHALT R96 Roadline Marking Paint
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  LM149 Sports Pitch and Court Line Marking Paint
  AG149 Tennis Court Paint
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
BITUMEN E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  R96 Roadline Marking Paint
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
BITUMINOUS ROOF SHEETS A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
BRICK (unglazed, soft, absorbent). Do not use below Damp Proof Course. R10


High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint

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  E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
BRICK (Flettons, Commons & Glazed Engineering bricks). Do not use below Damp Proof Course.  
  AS56 Alkali Resisting Primer & any coating as brick (above)
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
CANVAS E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer

 

WBP1030

Universal Water Based Surface Primer

CAST IRON WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
CHIPBOARD E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
COB   For COB, please call for advice. Back to top of Substrate Index page.
CONCRETE (new cement render) minimum of 1 month old. Need help? Call 01202 295570.
  R10 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint
  A30

Heavy Duty Floor Paint (concrete must be minimum 3 months old)
  A31

Heavy Duty Anti-Slip Floor Paint (concrete must be minimum 3 months old)
  AS56 Alkali Resisting Primer
  A148 Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool Paint
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
CONCRETE FLOORS   For power floated floors, please contact our Technical Department. 01202 295570.
CONCRETE (older cement render) 6 months plus  
  R10 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint
  E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  A30 Heavy Duty Floor Paint
  A31 Heavy Duty Anti-Slip Floor Paint
  R34 & R35 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Floor Paint
  AU49 Traditional Oil Based Undercoat
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  R96 Spirit Roadline Marking Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint
  A148 Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool Paint
  WB148 Water Based Acrylic Swimming Pool Paint
  LM149 Sports Pitch and Court Line Marking Paint
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
CONCRETE (power floated) WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
Creosote-Contaminated Surfaces WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
FORMICA/WEARITE (LAMINATE) WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
FLASHBAND SEALING  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
GALVANISED IRON (new/bright)  
  X85 Mordant solution, then use WBP1030 Universal Primer:
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
GALVANISED IRON (old/dull)  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Finish
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
GLASS A5 Anti-Glare Solvent Based
  E6 Anti-Glare Water Based
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
GRAFFITI
 
 

Before repainting, all graffiti should be removed with X19 Universal Gunwash, Degreaser & Metal Cleaner. Certain Aerosol graffiti can be sealed with WBP1030 Universal Primer. Need help? Call us on 01202 295570.

GRP ROOF SHEETS A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
IRON A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
K REND RENDER A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint (older surfaces should be cleaned and pre-treated with a fungicidal wash prior to application)
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
LEAD A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Paint
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
LINOLEUM (Lino) A30 Heavy Duty Floor Paint
  AG30 Contract Grade Floor Paint
MARBLE WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
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MAKROLON (Polycarbonate) WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
MASONRY R10 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
MDF  A30 Heavy Duty Floor Paint
  A31 Heavy Duty Anti-Slip Floor Paint
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
MEDITE (Resin impregnated board)
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
MELAMINE WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
METAL R10 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint
  A30

Heavy Duty Floor Paint (surfaces may need primer; please call)
  A31

Heavy Duty Anti-Slip Floor Paint (surfaces may need primer; please call)
  AG30 Contract Grade Floor Paint
  H44 High Temperature Heat Resisting Gloss (200°C)
  H45 Medium Temperature Heat Resisting Aluminium (250°C)
  AU49 Traditional Oil Based Undercoat
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040  Durable High Build Multi Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
    On rusted metal use a suitable converter and remover of rust such as Fertan.
METAL RAINWARE A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  AF1045 Extreme Mutli-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
METAL ROOFING SHEETS A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based (most pre-coated metal roofing sheets - please call)
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based (most pre-coated metal roofing sheets - please call)
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NATURAL STONE A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
NYLON WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
PAPER E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
PAREX RENDER
 
E27

High Performance Acrylic Emulsion (surfaces should be weathered for 3 years, cleaned and pre-treated with a fungicidal wash prior to application)
  A1040

Durable High Build Multi Surface Paint (surfaces should be weathered for 3 years, cleaned and pre-treated with a fungicidal wash prior to application)
PEBBLE DASH E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion     
 

EP27

WBP1030 

High Performance Acrylic Primer

Universal Water Based Surface Primer

PERSPEX A5 Anti-Glare solvent based
  E6 Anti-Glare water based
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
PLASTER (new - dry) E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  AS56 Alkali Resisting Primer
  WB147 Water Based Squash Court Paint
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
PLASTER (old) E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
    For guidance on use and surface preparation, please see our guide "INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PAINTING OF SQUASH COURTS".
  WB147 Water Based Squash Court Paint
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
PLASTERBOARD (foil faced) 

WBP1030

Universal Water Based Surface Primer

PLASTERBOARD (paper faced) E27

High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
 
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
POLYCARBONATE A146/5 Solar Reflective Roof Paint Spirit Based
 A146/5/4 Solar Reflective Roof Paint Water Based
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
POLYPROPOLENE (rigid) R10 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint (always test first)
POLYSTYRENE SHEET EXTRUDED WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
POLYSTYRENE FOAM EXPANDED Need Help? Call us on 01202 295570.
  E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
POLYURETHANE (foam) WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
POWDER COATED METALS WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer (call Technical Team for advice)
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based (where surface is sound)
PVF2 A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint (scuff surface before use)
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi-Surface Finish
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
QUARRY TILES AU49 Traditional Oil Based Undercoat
  AP49 Traditional Oil Based Primer
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint
ROUGH CAST (render) WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
RUSTED METAL SURFACES   Use a suitable rust converter or remover such as Fertan
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
SLATE R10 High Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint
  AU49 Traditional Oil Based Undercoat
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint
  A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
Smoke-damaged surfaces WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
STEEL    See our Guide to Painting Steel Surfaces
STEEL (Mild) R10 Hig Performance Chlorinated Rubber Paint
  A30 Heavy Duty Floor Paint
  AG30 Contract Grade Floor Paint
  H44 High Temperature Heat Resisting Gloss Black (200°C)
  H45 Medium Temperature Heat Resisting Aluminium (250°C)
  AU49 Traditional Oil Based Undercoat
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Paint
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
STONE WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
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Call us on 01202 295570.
TARMAC E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  R96 Roadline Marking Paint, White, Black, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue & Orange
  AG149 Contract Grade Tennis Court Paint
  LM149 Sports Pitch and Court Line Marking Paint
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
TERRACOTTA (unglazed)

AU49

Traditional Oil Based Undercoat

  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
TERRACOTTA (glazed)  AU49 Traditional Oil Based Undercoat
  A49 Traditional Oil Based Gloss Paint
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint
TEXCOTE RENDER

A1040

Durable High Build Multi-Surface Paint (older surfaces should be cleaned and pre-treated with a fungicidal wash prior to application)
TILES (glazed & unglazed) A146/5 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
  A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
TILES (roof) E27 High Performance Acrylic Emulsion
  EP27 High Performance Acrylic Primer
  WBP1030 Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
TORCH-ON ROOF MATERIALS A146/5

Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Spirit Based
 A146/5/4 Solar Reflecting Roof Paint Water Based
UPVC  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer (scuff surface before application)
VINYL FLOORING A30 Heavy Duty Floor Paint
 A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint (for hard vinyl only)
WOOD (bare) A30 Heavy Duty Floor Paint (surfaces may need primer; please call)
  AG30 Contract Grade Floor Paint (surfaces may need primer; please call)
  A31 Heavy Duty Anti-Slip Floor Paint (surfaces may need primer; please call)
  R34 & R35 High Performance Chemical Resistant Chlorinated Rubber Floor Paint
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  AP49 Traditional Oil Based Primer
 

AU49

APM49

Traditional Oil Based Undercoat

Traditional Oil Based Primer

  A49 Traditional Oil Based Paint
  R96 Spirit Roadline Finish
  A109 Durable High Performance Gloss Paint
  R1007 High Performance Durable Acrylated Rubber Paint
  WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
  A1040 Durable High Build Multi Surface Paint
  AF1045 Extreme Multi-Purpose Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Paint
  AFPM1045 High Build Metallic Metal Primer
WOOD (previously varnished) WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer
ZINC WBP1030  Universal Water Based Surface Primer

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