Is Zinsser AllCoat water based?

Zinsser AllCoat is a fantastic exterior paint. It can be used on pretty much any surface which explains the name AllCoat. Zinsser AllCoat is an ultimate performance, mould resistant paint that offers supreme protection to all exterior surfaces: wood, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete and cladding. It forms a vapour-permeable, low maintenance, water-shedding coating that is re-coatable in 1 hour. But is it Oil-based or Water-based?

Is Zinsser AllCoat Water Based?

Zinsser AllCoat is available as a oil-based paint and as a water-based paint. The water-based version comes in a white tin and the oil-based version comes in a dark blue tin.

Water-Based AllCoat

Zinsser Allcoat Water Based
Zinsser Allcoat Water Based

Zinsser AllCoat Water Based is available in white, black and a selection of bases that can be tinted to any colour, the paint is self-priming and can be applied to previously painted surfaces without sanding, even glossy paints or those coated with bitumen, tar varnish or creosote. For most jobs, there is no need to purchase a separate primer

  • Coverage – 12m2 per Litre
  • Touch Dry – 30 minutes
  • Full Cure – 7 days
  • Recoatable – 1 hour

Oil-Based AllCoat

Zinsser AllCoat oil Based
Zinsser AllCoat oil Based

Zinsser AllCoat ® Exterior (Solvent-Based) is an ultimate performance, mould resistant paint that offers supreme protection to all exterior surfaces: wood, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete and cladding. It forms a vapour-permeable, low maintenance, water-shedding coating that is re-coatable in 3 hours. In addition, it dries even in low temperatures (down to 5°C) and is resistant to showers after 1 hour.

  • Coverage – 10m2 per Litre
  • Touch Dry – 1 hour
  • Hard Dry – 16 hours at 20°C (full cure achieved after 7 days)
  • Recoatable – 3 hours

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