Wethertex Multi Surface Paint Review (MS11)

Updated Jul 10, 2022 | Posted May 2, 2022 | Product Reviews, Paints | 1 comment

Wethertex multi surface paint, or MS11, is a fully water-based, highly breathable paint, available online in a range of colours. Being a multi-surface paint, it adheres well to many different substrates without the need for an additional primer. This paint is suitable on steel, aluminium, galvanized steel, ceramic tile, PVC, wood, brick, concrete block, stone, plaster, pre-cast concrete, render and much more! You can use this product inside or out.

Wethertex multi surface paint is touch dry after around an hour, and recoat after 3 or 4 hours, depending on conditions. You should thin the first coat of MS11 if painting a porous surface, as this will act as a sealer. You can apply this product via brush, roller, HVLP or airless sprayer. As with most multi surface paints, MS11 will take a few weeks to cure fully, but it seems to dry solid after a few hours. Click here to see a full Technical Data sheet.

 

My Wethertex Multi Surface Paint Review

 

As well as being a professional decorator, I am a massive paint geek, opting to use an eclectic mix of products and brands. That said, Wethertex multi surface paint is something that up until recently, I hadn’t even heard of.

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I’ve used it on a couple of jobs over the last few weeks, and to say, “I’m impressed”, would be an understatement. Wethertex multi surface paint is very easy to use, has great opacity and leaves a lovely low-sheen finish.

The only downside I found is it really doesn’t like silicone. You shouldn’t really paint over silicone with any paint, but this stuff flakes off if you go anywhere near a it. This can be a pain if you’re painting around uPVC windows.

The photos below are of a gate I painted with Wethertex Multi Surface in the colour “Artichoke Skin”. We did us Zinsser Coverstain as a primer to stop tannins, followed by two coats of MS11. The colour was almost solid after one coat!

Wethertex Multi Surface Paint Review (MS11)
Wethertex Multi Surface Paint Review (MS11) - the best paint for a gate

There are a few things that sets Wethertex multi surface paint apart from similar products I’ve used

 

  • Water-based opaque paints like this normally leave heavy brush marks and a “stringy finish”. To combat this, you often find yourself having to dilute the paint, or applying it with a roller. Wethertex multi surface paint is different. Brush marks just seem to melt away and you’re left with a finish that looks as though it’s been painted with oil-based eggshell. This leaves a better finish than any other multi surface paint I have used.

 

  • The adhesion of this product is unreal! You can apply it directly to uPVC, or old oil-based gloss, and it will stick solidly after around an hour! Wear gloves when you’re painting, because it’s a real struggle to get it off your skin, and just about impossible to remove from fingernails. This gives me great confidence the paint will not fail, no matter what I apply it to.

 

  • Regardless of how long it takes this paint to fully cure, believe me when I say it is rock-solid after a couple of hours. This is a breath of fresh air, as comparable products from other brands remain soft for days. This can be a real pain on doors and windows, as the paint will get damaged just by opening and closing them before the paint has cured.

Conclusion

 

Right, so we’ve established Wethertex multi surface paint is a premium product which I absolutely love. What is more surprising is the price. In my opinion, this is a much better product than something like Zinsser Allcoat, but looking at Rawlings Paints website, I can see that Zinsser Allcoat is more expensive than Wethertex Multi Surface, which I find astounding!!

I’m always honest in my product reviews. One thing that is important for exterior products like this is the longevity of your finished paint work, and as I have only just started using Wethertex Multi Surface, I haven’t had chance to test how long it stands up to the Great British weather. Wethertex claim 10 years, and I have no reason to doubt what they say.

Updated Jul 10, 2022 | Posted May 2, 2022 | 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. Tom

    Hi, this is a great review. I bought the exact paint annd colour off the back of this review from Rawlings and will be painting my gates. I need to replace the cladding on the gates first but not sure if I need treated wood.
    My question is whether the paint will actually take to green treated redwood even though the tin says not recommended with water treated wood in case it doesn’t adhere.
    I would prefer to use untreated for cost purposes but not if the paint won’t protect from the elements and end up bubbling, flaking and rotting the wood.

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