Glixtone AC1 Smooth Masonry Review

Updated Apr 29, 2024 | Posted Aug 29, 2019 | Product Reviews, Paints | 0 comments

Glixtone AC1 is a High Performing masonry paint designed for use in areas where you would expect other masonry paints to fail. AC1 has been designed with longevity in mind, this paint is expected to last up to 30 years. On the Glixtone website they boast it is ‘Suitable for harbour buildings, seafront housing, hotels, marina walls, boatyards and any area susceptible to extreme weather or carbon pollution.’  For more information click here

The AC1 has a really high pigment and leaves a sheen to the painted surface, my customers were really impressed with the finish. The water repellence was excellent and it was easy to both brush and roller on smooth surfaces and spray onto pebble dash using a Graco UltraMax.

Pros

  • Up to 30 years life expectancy
  • Dirt repellent and resistant to fungal growth
  • Excellent salt, alkali and acid resistance
  • Elastomeric film resists cracking & moves with the substrate
  • Water based
  • Environmentally friendly

Cons

  • Availability
  • Price

tone AC1 High PThe nearest place for me to pick up a tin of AC1 is 30 miles away from me. That being said I will be pushing this product as I believe it is worth the cost, though I will have to add an allowance for delivery or for me going to pick the product up.

AC1 has an incredible 30-year life expectancy, that being said I always take the life expectancy of a product with a pinch of salt. This product would be perfect for people living on the coast due to its high resistance to salt and alkali’s. spraying this product is super easy, I didn’t even have to thin down at all and the clean-up was a doddle with it being a water based product.

I loved this product and I will be pushing other customers to use it. I actually have another two jobs lined up, using the AC1 from people seeing the finished project.

Glixtone AC1 High Performance Smooth Masonry Review – by Rob Greenwood

Glixtone AC1 High Performance masonry paint on the outside of a building

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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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