Handycoat ACP

Handycoat ACP is a ready-mixed skimcoat for cold surfaces to minimise condensation problems.

Application Method: Trowel Spatula
Grades: Acrylic

Product Overview

Handycoat ACP is a light weight ready to use filler and wall skimming compound for most interior building surfaces, including sand/cement render, gypsum board, concrete as well as previously painted surfaces. It gives a high quality, even surface ready for painting. Handycoat ACP has excellent insulating properties which greatly help to reduce condensation problems on the internal surfaces of exterior walls.


Handycoat ACP is based on a combination of acrylic polymers and light weight fillers. The product has the following properties:

  • Anti-condensation properties
  • Fungal resistant
  • Easy to use
  • Does not flake off
  • 40% lighter in weight than conventional skimcoats
  • Vapour permeable
  • Lower shrinkage
  • Application up to 5mm
  • Quick drying

Areas Of Use

Handycoat ACP is designed for use as a skimming compound on most interior construction surfaces such as gypsum board, sand/cement render, cement fibre board, precast concrete, in-situ concrete. Handycoat ACP is ideal for application on previously painted surfaces.

It is specifically designed for skimming on interior surfaces of exterior walls where cold bridging is a problem, where it will eliminate or greatly reduce the incidents of condensation.

Application Method

Surface Preparation

Ensure that all dust, dirt and foreign matter are scraped and brushed away. Also ensure the surfaces are free from salts, oil, grease and ridges, and protect all adjacent surfaces not to be covered. Apply Penetrating Primer on all dusting surfaces.


Apply the filler in a thin even layer. If a thick coat is necessary, apply several thin layers, allowing to dry between layers. Lightly sand the final surface before painting, within 24 hour of application.

Clean tools and equipment with water after use.