Pools & Surrounds - 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 295570. You can also download a free copy of the Substrate Index here.

Please read our PREPARATION GUIDE before calling. 01202 295570.

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
ALUMINIUM (bright & anodised)  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
AQUA BOARD & MOISTURE RESISTANT BOARD Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Chlorinated Rubber Paint R10
  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
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
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, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
ASPHALT Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Tennis Court Paint A149
  Water Based Acrylic Swimming Pool Paint WB148
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
BITUMEN Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer EP27
  Roadline Marking Paint R96
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
BITUMINOUS ROOF SHEETS
Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
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, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Acrylated Rubber System R1007
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
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, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
CANVAS Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer EP27
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
CAST IRON Anti-Corrosive Zinc Phosphate Primer AMP49
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
CHIPBOARD Please contact our Technical Team on 01202 295570.  
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer EP27
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
CONCRETE (New cement render min 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
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
CONCRETE FLOORS
For power floated floors, please contact our Technical Team on 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
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
CREOSOTE-CONTAMINATED SURFACES Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
FLASHBAND SEALING Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
GALVANISED IRON (New, bright)

Mordant Solution, then any of the following primers:

X85
  Anti-Corrosive Zinc Phosphate Primer AMP49
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
GALVANISED IRON (Old, dull) Anti-Corrosive Zinc Phosphate Primer AMP49
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  High Build Multi Surface Finish A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
GLASS Synthamel Finish A109
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
GRP ROOF SHEETS Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
IRON

Amel Exterior 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

  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
MAKROLON Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
MARBLE Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
MASONRY Chlorinated Rubber Paint R10
  Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
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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

  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
MEDITE (Resin impregnated board) 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
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
METAL RAINWARE Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
METAL ROOFING SHEETS Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint (most pre-coated metal roofing sheets - please call 01202 295570) A146/5

  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint (most pre-coated metal roofing sheets - please call 01202 295570) A146/5/4

NATURAL STONE  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
 Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
PEBBLE DASH Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer EP27
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
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

  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
PERSPEX Anti-Glare solvent based Paint A5
  Anti-Glare water based Paint E6
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  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
  Water Based Squash Court Paint WB147
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
PLASTER (Old) Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based Squash Court Paint WB147
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
PLASTERBOARD (Foil faced) Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
PLASTERBOARD (Paper faced) Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
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POLYCARBONATE Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
POLYPROPOLENE (Rigid) Chlorinated Rubber Paint as a topcoat. Always test first. R10
POLYSTYRENE SHEET EXTRUDED Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
POLYSTYRENE FOAM EXPANDED Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
POLYURETHANE (Foam) Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
POWDER COATED METAL Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
PVF2 Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  High Build Multi Surface Finish A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
QUARRY TILES Synthetic Enamel Finish Gloss A109
ROUGH CAST (Render) Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
RUSTED METAL SURFACES Suitable Rust Converter & Remover such as Fertan  
SLATE Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint RG10
  Chlorinated Rubber Paint  R10
  Amel Lead Free Undercoat AU49
  Amel Exterior Finish A49
  Synthamel Finish Gloss A109
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Multi Surface Wall & Floor Paint A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
SMOKE DAMAGED SURFACES Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
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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
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
STONE Emulsion 100% Acrylic Clear ES27
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
TARMAC Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer EP27
  Roadline Marking Paint R96
  Tennis Court Paint A149
  Contract Grade Tennis Court Paint AG149
  Tennis Court Line Marking Paint LM149
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
TERRACOTTA (unglazed) Please contact our Technical Team on 01202 295570.  
  Emulsion 100% Acrylic Clear Sealer ES27
  Amel Exterior Finish A49
  Synthamel Gloss Finish A109
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
TERRACOTTA (glazed) Please contact our Technical Team on 01202 295570.  
  Amel Exterior Finish A49
  Amel Lead Free Undercoat AU49
  Synthamel Gloss Finish A109
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) Please contact our Technical Team for advice as we do not recommend painting Ceramic Tiles. Call 01202 295570.  
TILES (glazed & unglazed)  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
TILES (roof) Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer EP27
  Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
TORCH-ON ROOF MATERIAL Solar Reflecting Spirit Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5
  Solar Reflecting Water Based Roof Paint, White & Light Grey A146/5/4
UPVC Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
VINYL FLOORING Please contact our Technical Team. Call 01202 295570.  
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
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  High Build Multi Surface Finish A1040
  Farm Oxide Mid-Sheen Finish. Mid Green, Mid Grey & Red Oxide AF1045
  AFPM Metallic Metal Primer, in Grey AFPM1045
WOOD (Previously varnished) 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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