Elastomeric Paint on Stucco
The elastomeric paint works on masonry surfaces like stucco, brick, and concrete.
It adheres in a liquid form, then hardens with waterproofing properties that will contract and expand with the brickwork, shield it from the weather, and protect masonry surfaces while looking incredible for extended life.
In addition, the elastomeric coating acts as a barrier between your stucco or other vertical masonry surfaces and the harsh external elements that might rust or harm them in the long run.
Although elastomeric paint has only been around for a short while compared to other types of paint—since the late 1950s—it has grown into one of the top coatings for commercial, residential, and industrial buildings.
You should consider an elastomeric coating if you plan to paint a structure and require paint that blocks moisture penetration.
Pros and Cons of Elastomeric Paints
While elastomeric paint has advantages and disadvantages, whether or not appropriate for the project will ultimately rest with you and the contractor you hire.
Hiring a professional with expertise in using elastomeric paint is encouraged since their work may adversely impact the results.
It is durable.
Elastomeric makeup is extremely durable because it can survive longer than regular paint. Elastomeric coatings can last even longer than elastomeric paints, which can endure for up to ten years.
It is waterproof.
One of the key benefits of elastomeric coating is that it creates a secure covering on the surface, preventing moisture from penetrating the walls. The layers operate on flat roofs, brick, metal, wood, floors, roofing, masonry, stucco, and poured concrete surfaces.
It is bendable.
As elastomeric is a stretchy material, the elastomeric paint may move with the structure to which it is applied. For example, in case of climatic changes and settling buildings, it might carry together with a wall or roof.
It has a high density.
When the paint is completely dried, you can see that it is approximately ten times thicker than ordinary paints. In contrast to standard paint, which only achieves a thickness of roughly three mils each paint coating, the elastomeric coating may include up to twenty mils per application.
Tarpaulins in a store are a great example to keep in mind. Examine and feel one with only two or three mils of strength, and then compare and contrast one with ten to twenty mils. The differences will be more apparent to you.
It does not permeate.
Elastomeric paint does not penetrate the surface of the base coating; therefore, you must make any necessary repairs to any holes or huge cracks before continuing. The paint or coating area must also be well-cleaned to ensure no bonding problems.
It may form unwanted lumps.
Improper use of this product may result in a bumpy appearance, unsatisfactory composition, and hairline cracks. One tried and tested fix is to apply multiple coats of the product to the surface.
It is significantly more costly.
It can cost up to 50% more than standard paint, but it covers the same area with a noticeably thicker covering.
It often has incomplete product instruction.
The necessary information on the required thickness and number of coats is not always present on the product labels.
It needs an experienced painter.
Because this paint’s composition differs much from regular paints, it is challenging to deal with and distribute. It may be applied poorly or even weakened by thinning it out if you do not have someone who is experienced working with this paint.
Another possibility is that a novice painter would try to overcharge you while painting less of your building than is necessary.
Elastomeric coatings have several drawbacks, but the benefits of using them can always exceed those inherent limitations.
When applied correctly, it also can free up your time and money since the coated surface has a high-impact resistance, can withstand repeated moisture exposure, and does not require frequent repainting.
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