Albany Super Satin Review from Brewers

Updated May 5, 2024 | Posted Aug 27, 2019 | Professional insight, Product Advice | 0 comments

My first time using Albany Super Satin from Brewers was in September 2018. Nearly a year on, I returned to the same property to see how this product has stood the test of time. Albany Super Satin is a water-based satinwood, designed for interior use.

You can buy Albany Super Satin in white, or any tinted colour from the extensive Albany range. Touch dry in around an hour, you can recoat this product after around 4 hours, meaning you can apply multiple coats in a day. Application and overall finish are brilliant. Albany Super Satin is a joy to use, and it’s a paint I now use often.

This is my Albany Super Satin review challenge


The first time using Super Satin I was a little bit unsure but thought I would give it a bash.

So, first things first, I read the instructions and discovered that they recommend using Abany undercoat, but don’t tell you that you it is an absolute requirement. So being the professional I am, I just went straight on with the satin over the top of old oil-based gloss. (that’s after I went around with my finest Aldi sander and blue version of Henry)

I was instantly impressed, after one coat it had almost covered. I gave it another to make it solid. In case you are wondering, I gave it a scratch test and the Albany Super Satin was absolutely solid!


I went back a year later and I thought I would test the colour change. I did take some pictures but will not post them because they don’t do it justice.

The results were that there was a very slight colour change, but instead of yellowing, it actually had a grey tinge to it. I don’t mind that at all!! It looked mint!!

There were no signs of chipping anywhere, but that’s probably because the clients there don’t go around kicking the skirting boards and punching the doors, who knows!

This property is on the market to sell, so thought this product is a great choice for the situation, it dries fast and flat, good price and can be used without an undercoat. Not just that, but unlike oil-based satins, the Albany Super Satin will not start to tun yellow!! Unlike other water-based satins, it is durable and lasts.

I now use this product regularly and never have any complaints. If you’re looking for a water-based satin which covers well, is easy to use and looks great, then I recommend Albany Super Satin. Click here to see online prices.


My Review

Albany Super Satin Review from Brewers - Decorator's forum UK

A fully water-based satinwood paint used on interior woodwork. You should use Albany water-based undercoat before applying the satin topcoat. The undercoat handles adhesion and opacity.

Product Brand: Albany

Editor's Rating:


  • Easy to use.
  • Brush marks level off.
  • Fantastic finish.
  • Durable.
  • Fully water-based.
  • Ages well.


  • Only available from Brewers.
  • It isn’t self-undercoating like some of the alternatives.

Best Tools to Use to Apply Albany Super Satin


As with any water-based satinwood, using suitable tools will make the job a lot easier. A good quality microfibre roller is essential for large flat areas such as doors or windowsills. You also need a brush which will hold its shape while you’re working, but is soft enough to ‘lay off’ the paint afterwards.

When it comes to choosing a brush for Super Satin, I’d suggest looking at ProDec Ice Fusion. These have tapered bristles, which means there is more room in the brush to hold paint. They’re soft, and it’s easy to strike a sharp line when using them. Oh, they’re reasonably priced too. Click here for more info.

As for the roller, a Two Fussy Blokes 5mm nap is easily the best I’ve used. You’ll achieve close to a spray finish with ease. More info here.

Blog written by Ben Byrd – Professional Painter and Decorator

Updated May 5, 2024 | Posted Aug 27, 2019 | 0 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.
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