High Cover is a high opacity good quality acrylic paint that dries to a smooth matt finish with good scrub resistance. Brilliant white for maximum illumination. Easy application with brush or roller. Excellent recoating properties.


A flat, washable wall and ceiling finish for interior and exterior use. - Suitable for direct application to new plaster, concrete, brickwork and composition boards. Could be used as a primer on interior surfaces, but does not have sealing qualities. An appropriate primer should be used.


  • Theoretical spreading rate 6-8m² per litre;

  • TYPE: Acrylic Copolymer;

  • DRYING TIME: Surface: 1/2 - 1hour (23 Degree Celsius and 50% Relative Humidity);

  • HARD DRY: 3 - 4 hours (at 23 Degree Celsius and 50% Relative Humidity);

  • OVERCOATING: 4 Hours;

  • VISCOSITY: 104 - 108 KU;

  • SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.49 - 1.51;

  • FINISH: Matt;

  • WEIGHT SOLIDS: 55 - 57%;

  • VOLUME SOLIDS: 33 - 35% (100u wet film will give 34u dry film);

  • SPREADING RATE: 10 - 11m² per litre (to obtain a continuous film without full coverage;

  • COVERAGE: (THEORETICAL)6 - 8m² per litre;

  • FLASH POINT: Not applicable;

  • COLOUR RANGE: White only;

  • PACKING SIZE: 5 Litre and 20 Litre.

Coverage/spreading rate of colours depend on condition and porosity of the surface and the manner in which The HIGH COVER PVA is applied. For best results, do not exceed a spreading rate of 8 sq.m/litre.


  • READY: For use with brush or roller;

  • SPRAY: Application is not recommended;

  • THINNING: Not recommended;



  • NEW SURFACES:  -  Remove dust, dirt and plaster splashes. Cut our large cracks and Brick, plaster, cretestone, imperfections, fill with suitable Crack Filler and sand smooth when Fibre Cement, dry;

  • Gypsum combination Board  -  Apply one coat of Classiseal, Pigmented Acrylic Sealer - Depending on condition and porosity of surface, a second coat of Classiseal may be required before overcoating with two coats of HIGH COVER PVA;

  • RE-DECORATION:  -  Remove completely by scraping, wire brushing, hydro blasting to PVA, Emulsion Paint, bare sound surface;

  • Lime Wash, Distemper - Stop and fill all large cracks and imperfections with a recommended in poor condition Crack Filler and sand smooth when dry. Apply one coat or two coats of Classiseal - Pigmented Acrylic Sealer, depending on the condition and porosity of the surface.

NOTE: Classiseal will not penetrate multiple coats of lime wash, distemper or cement paints - Overcoat with two coats of HIGH COVER PVA paint.


  • Not suitable as sealer for chalked powdery surfaces;

  • Do not apply direct to metal surfaces;

  • Do not dilute with water as HIGH COVER PVA will loose its hiding power on porous surfaces;

  • Previously painted oil and enamel surfaces must be suitably rubbed down before applying HIGH COVER PVA.


  • The ambient temperature must be between 4ºC and 40ºC and humidity between 10% and 85%;

  • Do not paint too early as the wall may still be damp - paint only when the walls are dry;

  • Do not paint in too hot weather, rather paint early morning and after lunch, the slower the paint dries, the longer it lasts;

  • Excessive application thickness and/or rapid drying could lead to cracking;

  • Avoid applying under adverse weather conditions as this could result in poor product performance;

  • Excessively friable surfaces should be cleaned down prior to primer application;

  • To assure smooth surface, paint corner to corner - from top to bottom - never halfway up and half way down;

  • Apply wet on wet, roll top to bottom overlapping half wet half dry.


Painting is a relatively user-friendly activity if the proper precautions are taken to ensure safety

  • Always keep out of reach of children and animals;

  • Do not take in orally - harmful if swallowed. Seek medical attention and do not induce vomiting;

  • If accidental contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water or a good quality skin cleaner;

  • If accidental contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice;

  • Do not let a freshly painted room be occupied, particularly not by older people, children, or pets;

  • Wear a respirator if the area being painted cannot be adequately ventilated, and work for short periods only;

  • Ventilate the area to be painted, opening all doors and windows and using fans during application and drying;

  • Protect floors with cloth dropcloths, not plastic, which is far more slippery;

  • Do not paint or store paint near any heat source such as a water heater or fireplace, and never smoke while painting;

  • Make sure your ladder is in good shape. Set the legs on an even surface and lock the cross braces. Do not stand on the top of the ladder nor on the utility shelf. If you are having difficulty reaching a spot, get down from the ladder and move it rather than leaning out;

  • Clean up carefully and thoroughly when you are done for the day;

  • If rags have alkyd paint or thinner on them, leave them to dry outside to avoid any chance of spontaneous combustion;

  • Choose an area inaccessible to children and pets, and when they are thoroughly dry, take them to a toxic-waste dump site.


Different surfaces and environmental conditions require specific painting systems to produce the best possible results - It is, therefore, recommended that you contact a representative from Classic Paints for advice on all your painting requirements, whenever possible.


27/05/2018 - This supercedes all previous publications - This technical data furnished is obtained from controlled laboratory tests under ideal application conditions. No guarantee of any performance characteristic is given or implied and we do not hold ourselves responsible for any consequential damage of whatsoever nature that may arise from use of our products. In the event of a proven product fault our liability will be limited to the replacement of the product only. It is the users responsibility to confirm the currency of product data sheets.

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