This is a product I’ve been meaning to try for a while. I have just completed a large job with it, so I thought I’d jot down a quick review.
Zinsser AllClean Interior Scrubbable Matt is a durable emulsion for interior walls and ceilings. Available online, you can buy this emulsion in brilliant white, or a range of colours. Touch dry in around an hour, re-coat time in just 2 hours! Tin sizes are 2.5L, or 5L. It takes roughly a week for Zinsser AllClean Interior Scrubbable Matt to cure and become fully durable.
My Zinsser AllClean Interior Scrubbable Matt Review
OK, let’s get into my personal views on the AllClean. The first thing I want to get off my chest is I’m a little bit frustrated with Zinsser for this one. They’ve developed one of the best durable matt emulsions on the market and they didn’t think to tell anyone? I’m a professional decorator who reviews loads of products, and I only heard about Zinsser AllClean because I happened to get talking to a rep visiting my local JDC?? There’s something wrong there!
The paint is awesome. Dead easy to apply, opacity is unreal, and the best thing is It leaves a nice flat finish. This is significant, because a lot of durable matt emulsions have a high sheen level, which then leads to problems with flashing and picture-framing, especially on ceilings.
Oh, it touches up well, which is unheard of for a durable emulsion!! I really do like this paint.
My only gripe about AllClean is it pulls on itself. You can’t cut a wall in, then roll it. You need to cut a wall in, allow it to dry and then roll it. Oh, and there was a slight adhesion issue in a bathroom I painted over a stain-block, but I have a feeling that was down to my clients using the shower before my paint had cured properly. I just sanded that spot, then touched up with the Zinsser AllClean.
Zinsser AllClean in Brilliant White
I thought I’d dedicate a section of this review for brilliant white Zinsser AllClean Interior Scrubbable Matt, as it is something a little bit special. White durable emulsions are normally a nightmare for opacity (not covering), and flashing (visible roller marks), particularly on a ceiling. White can be an issue, ‘brilliant’ white is normally a nightmare.
You don’t experience either of those problems with Zinsser AllClean Interior Scrubbable Matt, which is so refreshing!! The finish on a ceiling is unreal too!! It’s a soft, flat, clean white. I love it!! This is an amazing product for kitchen or bathroom ceilings.
Best Tools to Use to Apply Zinsser AllClean Interior Scrubbable Matt
Different paint products suit different brushes and rollers, so I like to give my recommendations when writing a product review. Zinsser AllClean doesn’t drag, so you can use a softer brush to apply it. It’s also quite forgiving, so you can use either a medium, or long pile paint roller.
My personal choice for the best paintbrush to use with a product like this is the ProDec Ice Fusion. It’s reasonably priced, holds loads of paint, distributes it evenly and cleans out easily. Zinsser AllClean just glides from its bristles. Available online by clicking here.
The best roller I’ve used for this type of material is the Axus Décor Silk Touch. You’ll find it hold loads of paint, fits any standard roller cage, and will give you the perfect finish every time. Available online here.
Zinsser AllClean Interior Scrubbable Matt review – by Mike Gregory