Which Paint For Which Surface?

What type of paint do I use for my swimming pool and pool housing? Which paint do I use for which surface or substrate?
This Surface or Substrate Index is a useful resource for swimming pool owners, pool maintenance specialists, architects, 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 on 01202 295 570. You can also download a free copy of the Substrate Index here.

Please read our PREPARATION GUIDE before calling. 01202 295 570.

When contacting us by EMAIL, PLEASE provide as much information as possible with regard to the surface to be painted, such as new or old, previously treated or bare, the environment (such as a humid pool area or a floor with high levels of traffic/footfall), etc. Thank you.

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.

Surface To Be Painted Product  Code
ACRYLIC (plastic)  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
ALUMINIUM (bright & anodised)  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
AQUA BOARD & MOISTURE RESISTANT BOARD Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint
 
RG10

  Chlorinated Rubber Primer RP10
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer EP27
  Emulsion 100% Acrylic Clear Sealer ES27
  Alkali Resisting Primer  AS56
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Acrylated Rubber Undercoat RU1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
ASBESTOS or ASBESTOS CEMENT Chlorinated Rubber Paint R10
  Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Emulsion 100% Acrylic Clear Sealer ES27
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
ASPHALT Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
  Tennis Court Paint A149
  Water Based Acrylic Swimming Pool Paint WB148
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
BITUMINOUS ROOF SHEETS Solar Reflecting Water Based Paint A146/5/4
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Paint A146/5
BRICK (Unglazed, Soft & Absorbent). Do not use below Damp Proof Course. Chlorinated Rubber Paint
 
R10

  Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
BRICK (Flettons, Commons & Glazed). Do not use below Damp Proof Course.
Alkali Resisting Primer & any coating as "Brick" above
 
AS56

  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
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CAST IRON

 

Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer

Anti-Corrosive Zinc Phosphate Primer

WBP1030

AMP49

CHIPBOARD Please contact our Technical Team. 01202 295570.  
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer EP27
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
CONCRETE (New cement render minimum of 1 month old) Chlorinated Rubber Paint
 
R10

  Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Alkyd Floor Paint, Grey & Red Oxide (concrete must be minimum 3 months old) A30 & A31

  Alkyd Floor Paint, All Colours & Clear (concrete must be minimum 3 months old) A30 & A31

  Chlorinated Rubber Floor Finish R34 & R35
  Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool Paint A148
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
CONCRETE FLOORS

For power floated floors, please contact our Technical Team. 01202 295570.  
CONCRETE (Older cement render, 6 months plus) Chlorinated Rubber Paint
 
R10

  Chlorinated Rubber Floor Finish R34 & R35
  Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool Paint A148
  Water Based Acrylic Swimming Pool Paint WB148
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
FLASHBAND SEALING Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
GALVANISED IRON (New, bright)

Mordant Solution, then any of the following primers:

X85
  Anti-Corrosive Zinc Phosphate Primer AMP49
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
GALVANISED IRON (Old, dull) Anti-Corrosive Zinc Phosphate Primer AMP49
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  High Build Multi Surface Finish A1040
GLASS Synthamel Finish A109
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
GRP ROOF SHEETS Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
IRON

Amel Lead Free Finish

Anti-Corrosive Zinc Phospate Primer

A49

AMP49

K REND RENDER

High Build Multi-Surface, Multi Purpose Paint. Older surfaces should be cleaned and pre-treated with a fungicidal wash prior to application. A1040

MASONRY Chlorinated Rubber Paint R10
  Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
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MDF Alkyd Floor Paint, Grey & Red Oxide (concrete must be minimum 3 months old) A30 & A31

  Alkyd Floor Paint, All Colours & Clear (concrete must be minimum 3 months old) A30 & A31

  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
MEDITE (Resin impregnated board) Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
METAL Chlorinated Rubber Paint R10
  Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Alkyd Floor Paint, Grey & Red Oxide (may need priming) A30 & A31
  Alkyd Floor Paint, All Colours & Clear (may need priming) A30 & A31
  Anti-Corrosive Zinc Phospate Primer AMP49
  Synthamel Finish Gloss A109
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  High Build Multi Surface Finish A1040
  Fertan Rust Converter & Remover FERTAN
METAL RAINWARE Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
METAL ROOFING SHEETS Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint (most pre-coated metal roofing sheets - please call) A146/5

  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint (most pre-coated metal roofing sheets - please call) A146/5/4

NATURAL STONE  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
 Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WB1020
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
PEBBLE DASH Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
PAREX RENDER

Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion. Surfaces should be weathered for 3 years, cleaned and pre-treated with a fungicidal wash prior to application. E27

  High Build Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint. Surfaces should be weathered for 3 years, cleaned and pre-treated with a fungicidal wash prior to application. A1040

PERSPEX Anti-Glare solvent based Paint A5
  Anti-Glare water based Paint E6
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WB1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
PLASTER (New, dry) Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Alkali Resisting Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish AS56
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WB1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
PLASTER (Old) Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
PLASTERBOARD (Foil faced) Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
PLASTERBOARD (Paper faced) Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WB1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
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POLYCARBONATE Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
POLYPROPOLENE (Rigid) Chlorinated Rubber Paint as a topcoat. Always test first. R10
POLYSTYRENE SHEET EXTRUDED Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
POLYSTYRENE FOAM EXPANDED Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
POLYURETHANE (Foam) Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
POLYURETHANE (Rigid) Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
POWDER COATED METALS

Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish. Please call our Technical Team on 01202 295570. WBP1020

  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
PVF2 Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  High Build Multi Surface Finish A1040
QUARRY TILES Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
ROUGH CAST (Render) Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
RUSTED METAL SURFACES Fertan Rust Converter & Remover FERTAN
SMOKE DAMAGED SURFACES Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
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STAINLESS STEEL Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
STEEL (Mild) Chlorinated Rubber Paint R10
  Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Chlorinated Rubber Micaceous Iron Oxide R12
  Synthamel Finish Gloss A109
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  High Build Multi Surface Finish A1040
STONE Emulsion 100% Acrylic Clear ES27
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
TERRACOTTA (unglazed) Please contact our Technical Team. 01202 295570.  
  Emulsion 100% Acrylic Clear Sealer ES27
  Amel Lead Free Finish A49
  Synthamel Gloss Finish A109
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
TERRACOTTA (glazed) Please contact our Technical Team. 01202 295570.  
  Amel Lead Free Finish A49
  Amel Lead Free Undercoat AU49
  Synthamel Gloss Finish A109
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
TEXCOTE RENDER

High Build Multi-Surface, Multi Purpose Paint. Older surfaces should be cleaned and pre-treated with a fungicidal wash prior to application. A1040

TILES (Ceramic) Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
TILES (glazed & unglazed)  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
TORCH-ON ROOF MATERIAL Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint A146/5/4
UPVC Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
VINYL FLOORING Amel Lead-Free Finish A49
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
WOOD (Bare) Alkyd Floor Paint, Grey & Red Oxide (may need priming) A30 & A31
  Alkyd Floor Paint, All Colours & Clear (may need priming) A30 & A31
  Chlorinated Rubber Floor Finish R34
  Synthamel Finish Gloss A109
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  High Build Multi Surface Finish A1040
WOOD (Previously varnished) Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
ZINC Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  For any other surfaces, please call our Technical Team on 01202 295570.  
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