Glixtone AC-1 High Performance masonry Review

Updated May 19, 2024 | Posted Aug 3, 2019 | Product Reviews, Paints | 0 comments

Glixtone AC-1 High Performance Masonry paint is a high-end water-based product for exterior use. You can buy this paint in white, or just about any colour. Use water to clean-up, but you shouldn’t dilute Glixtone AC-1 masonry paint. I hope you enjoy my review.

Is Glixtone AC-1 High Performance Masonry Paint Any Good?


Upon using Glixtone AC-1 High Performance Masonry paint for the first time, it seems to have an amazing opacity, and a very bright white finish. The tinted colours leave an awesome finish too! Generally, I’m impressed. Straight out of the tin, it cuts in well, and it provides a wonderfully even-rolled finish; using a medium pile Hamilton roller sleeve. The walls were bleached prior to painting, and the biocide in this paint keeps the white nice and bright for a few years of years.

The COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health), describes Glixtone AC-1 High Masonry paint as:

  1. High Performance, Water-Borne, Exterior Coating with outstanding anti-carbonation properties.
  2. High moisture vapour permeability for uses on substrates that themselves have vapour permeability, for example, Wychert/Cob buildings finished in Lime Render.


It also classifies itself as Elastomeric and exceptionally flexible- moves with the substrate.

The product does state that it’s good for up to 30 years. Most masonry paints come with a 5 year guarantee, so you can see from the outset this a premium product.

It also states that it’s good for seaside areas. This is another positve indication of the longevity of Glixtone AC-1 High Performance Masonry paint.

On the whole I give this product a ‪9/10‬, it has excellent capacity, and my only concern is that it’s a little thin. It has a slight sheen, but clearly that’s just to allow water run off. It does seem a cut above most of the other masonry paints I have tried, most of which are named on the Decorators Forum UK. The only other one I think would be better is Emperor Paints.

The best place I have found to buy Glixtone AC-1 High Performance Masonry paint is online at Rawlings by clicking here.


Glixtone AC-1 High Performance masonry Review - Decorator's forum UK

This is a water-based paint used to coat exterior masonry and render.

Product Brand: Glixtone

Editor's Rating:


  • Anti fungicidal.
  • Thin and easy to pour.
  • Nice coverage.
  • Good finish.
  • Easy to use.


  • Seems very airy, but that may help in drying.
  • Seems almost too thin, so it can spatter on application.

Updated May 19, 2024 | Posted Aug 3, 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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