Caparol CapaDin Review

Updated Jun 5, 2024 | Posted Nov 2, 2021 | Product Reviews, Paints | 2 comments

Caparol CapaDin is a high-end interior paint which feels similar to a contract matt. It has a very low sheen level. This makes it ideal for light-sensitive ceilings and walls, where flashing and picture framing might otherwise be an issue.

It’s a fully water-based paint, which is only available in white (well the website says it can be tinted, but I haven’t been able to buy it in colours). You can apply Caparol CapaDin via brush, roller, or airless sprayer. It’s touch dry after an hour or so, but recoat time is more like 4-6 hours.

You can buy CapaDin in white and in quantities of 5, or 12.5 litres. A 5L tin will cost you around £40 and I buy mine from The Paint Shack by clicking here.

My Caparol CapaDin Review

OK, I’ve given you the facts, it’s time to get into my review!! I’ve used CapaDin a handful of times and love it. You wouldn’t just use this paint for mist coating because the finish on a ceiling is unreal. This paint really is something special.

It can drag slightly when applied via brush and roller, which is why I say it feels like a contract matt, so we can forgive it for that. Caparol CapaDin sprays beautifully and opacity is unbelievably good!! 

Opacity and overall finish are amazing for a matt emulsion! Ceilings are left with a soft, luxurious depth, which is only rivalled by WRX Ceiling paint in my humble opinion. You’ll never see any blemishes such as roller marks or picture-framing, no matter how problematic the ceiling!!



The overall finish Caparol CapaDin is up there as one of the best ceiling paints on the market, which is remarkable really. I have no problem using this paint on the higher-end projects I carry out. I wish it was a little bit nicer to apply. Rolling CapaDin isn’t too bad but cutting in with it is a choir. Click here to see latest prices.


Review Summary

Caparol CapaDin Review - Decorator's forum UK

A water-based contract matt used to paint interior ceilings. This paint is mostly used in White.

Editor's Rating:


  • Low sheen.
  • Can be sprayed.
  • Gorgeous finish.


  • Drags on application.
  • Quite expensive.

Updated Jun 5, 2024 | Posted Nov 2, 2021 | 2 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Gregory is a Professional Painter and Decorator who works in the Northwest of England. He mainly sub-contracts for large decorating firms and works on a wide variety of projects.


  1. S.W

    You do realise this isn’t a contract matt? It’s class 3 scrub with vinyl binder in it so is a completely different product to contract and should not be compared to that.

    • Stuee

      He just said it feels like a contract matt, and explained why. He didn’t say it is one. Just sayin’ 🤷🏻‍♂️


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