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 Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
ALUMINIUM (bright & anodised) One-Pack Etch Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  UP88
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
AQUA BOARD & MOISTURE RESISTANT BOARD Bituminous Glossy Black Coating  B1/10
  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
  Pliolite Based Masonry Paint  A58
  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
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
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Acrylated Rubber System  R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
ASPHALT 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
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
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Acrylated Rubber System  R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030

BRICK (Flettons, Commons & Glazed). Do not use below Damp Proof Course.

Alkali Resisting Primer & any coating as "Brick" above  AS56
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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  WBP1030
CHIPBOARD Please contact our Technical Team. 01202 295570.  
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion  E27
  Water Based 100% Acrylic Primer  EP27
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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
  Chlorinated Rubber Floor Finish  R34 & R35
  Chlorinated Rubber Swimming Pool Paint  A148
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Acrylated Rubber System  R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
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
  Contract Grade Water Based Acrylic Swimming Pool Paint  WBG148
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Acrylated Rubber System  R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
FIBRE GLASS (GRP) Please contact our Technical Team. 01202 295570.  
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
GALVANISED IRON (New, bright)

Mordant Solution, then any of the following primers:

 X85
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
GALVANISED IRON (Old, dull) Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
GLASS Synthamel Finish  A109
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
IRON Amel Lead Free Finish  A49
MARBELITE Please contact our Technical Team. 01202 295570.  
MASONRY Chlorinated Rubber Paint  R10
  Contract Grade Chlorinated Rubber Paint  RG10
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
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MDF Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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
  Chlorinated Rubber Micaceous Iron Oxide  R12
  Synthamel Finish Gloss  A109
  Acrylated Rubber System  R1007
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
  Fertan Rust Converter & Remover  FERTAN
NATURAL STONE Black-Out Acrylic Matt Finish  E28
   Pliolite Based Masonry Paint A58
   Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer WBP1030
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish WB1020 
PEBBLE DASH Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion  E27
PERSPEX Anti-Glare solvent based Paint  A5
  Anti-Glare water based Paint  E6
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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 Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WB1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
PLASTER (Old) Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion  E27
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
PLASTERBOARD (Foil faced) One-Pack Etch Primer & any non water based system  UP88
PLASTERBOARD (Paper faced) Water Based 100% Acrylic Emulsion  E27
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WB1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
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POLYCARBONATE Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
POLYPROPOLENE (Rigid) Chlorinated Rubber Paint as a topcoat. Always test first.  R10
POLYSTYRENE SHEET EXTRUDED Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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 Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
POLYURETHANE (Rigid) Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
POWDER COATED METALS Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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
PVF2 Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
QUARRY TILES Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
ROUGH CAST (Render) Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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
  Universal Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  AP79
  Synthamel Finish Gloss  A109
  Acrylated Rubber System  R1007
STONE Emulsion 100% Acrylic Clear  ES27
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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
  Contract Grade Synthamel Finish  AG109
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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
  Contract Grade Synthamel Finish  AG109
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
TILES (Ceramic) Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
UPVC Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  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) Chlorinated Rubber Floor Finish  R34
  Synthamel Finish Gloss  A109
  Two-Pack Epoxy Water Based Finish  WB176
  Acrylated Rubber System  R1007
  Two-Pack Epoxy Multi Surface Primer plus a suitable Undercoat & Finish  WBP1020
  Single Pack Water Based Surface Primer  WBP1030
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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