Hanford & Green ACRYLIC SATIN Review

Posted Feb 4, 2021 | Product Reviews, Paints | 1 comment

Hanford & Green ACRYLIC SATIN Review - a self priming water-based satin which you can apply to woodwork or walls

Hanford & Green ACRYLIC SATIN Review

By Daniel James Wilson




Hanford & Green Acrylic Satin is an incredibly tough interior and exterior paint for walls and woodwork, with a lustrous, velvety finish. Surfaces are easily washed and have high scrub and mould growth resistance, making it ideal for use in wet areas, high use areas and where maintaining hygiene is important. What’s more, no undercoat is required when using Acrylic Satin on previously painted surfaces and it can be used as a mist coat for sealing new plaster, plasterboard and jointing compound prior to applying topcoats. This means one product is all you need and therefore saves labour and product costs.


Physical Properties


Sheen level* – 20%

Recommended number of coats – Two

Touch dry and recoat time – Between 20 minutes and 1 hour.

Scrub resistance – Class 1

Volume solids – 42% Details.


I have been using water-based trim paints for the past 5 years. I am always excited to see new products. After reading this it ticked all the boxes, class 1 scrub rated, quick drying, good sheen level etc. I used this in my downstairs toilet at home as I was preparing the room to be wallpapered. I applied the 1st coat of satin on the door & trim over previously painted water based paint. There was also some new plywood pipe boxing, primed using acrylic primer.


I was impressed with the whiteness of the paint and it’s opacity, as normally white can be disappointing, but this was good. The paint flowed very nice by brush and roller. After 90 mins I applied the 2nd coat as it does say this is achievable after 1 hour. Normally though you feel a drag but no, this was dry and the 2nd coat applied as flawlessly as the first.


After 2 hours drying, I managed to wallpaper the room, wiping off the paste residue with ease and no marks on the paint work were visible. Overall, I was very impressed. To be able to apply 2 coats and wallpaper in a short space of time is very impressive.


For my next test I painted 2 coats on a piece of wood. Left it for 2 weeks and applied a few stains to test the class 1. Each stain was only on the sample for 10 mins. Stain 1 was curry, this failed to scrub leaving a visible stain. Stain 2 was coffee, again failed as you can still see a faint coffee stain. Stain 3 was non-permanent pen, a white board marker. This failed too. Although heavy scrubbing with warm soapy water, no damage was done to the paint but unfortunately the stains remained.


Application. Brush (fossa viper trim). Mini Roller (two fussy blokes). Overall, This has its positives of being a great eco-friendly paint that has a great opacity. The drying and recoat time is fantastic. However, lack of stockists and not good on stains has to be a big negative.

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Hanford & Green ACRYLIC SATIN Review

Posted Feb 4, 2021 | 1 comment

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.

1 Comment

  1. Andy Smith

    Good review – it’s always useful to see the negative aspects of new products. Plus points are the fast drying times and the high sheen of the gloss. As an acrylic though, it can’t claim to be eco friendly as it repies on the petro-chemical industry for the actylic. Water based is a start but the acrylic and the chemicals used as anti microbials are something we need to be moving away from eventually.

    Healthier than oil – based but not eco friendly.


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