Elastomeric waterproofing coatings; are an exterior acrylic latex masonry coating similar to paint; but much thicker and designed to be applied in very thick manner. Proper application is to apply coats that attain a dry film thickness in the range of 14-20 mils (versus conventional paint’s DFT of 2-3 mils).
Unique Characteristics of Elastomeric
Elastomeric “paints” are durable and flexible. Actually stretching to avoid surface cracks while voids underneath may flex and move, the high-performance coating bridges the cracks; maintaining integrity and keeping the wind driven rain and water out. Elastomeric coatings have much higher volume solids (45-60%) than standard paints. In many instances; multiple coats (many times more than two) are required to provide the level of waterproofing that certain elastomeric products were designed to provide.
The product’s breathability is gauged in perms, this means amount of water vapor per hr, per sq ft, per inch of mercury water vapor transmission. A “breathable” elastomeric coating is considered at 10 perms or greater, usually elastomeric coatings range from 8-12 perms. Several have been formulated to provide this “breathable” film; allowing the moisture to release that builds up in walls. LOXON XP from Sherwin Williams is a reasonably priced Elastomeric that has those capabilities.
They can be tinted to a light or dark color; but beware, elastomeric coatings do not have the same color retention that latex acrylic paints do; especially with dark or deep base colors. A method Pro Color Painting has used; is to apply the elastomeric coating to proper specs for the waterproofing qualities; and then apply a clear or latex acrylic paint of the same color over the top. This ensures a tremendously effective finish!
Be sure to hire the right painting company for your Jacksonville waterproofing needs!
Pro Color Painting first originated in 1989 in sunny south Florida. In 1999 the painting enterprise was moved to Gainesville, FL. where the owner attended college full time. Eventually, Pro Color Painting made its home in the Destin/Ft. Walton Beach area for a decade. Today the Pro Color Painting in Jacksonville, FL. has into a developed into a top-rated, award winning commercial and residential painting contractor. Pro Color Painting is well versed in all aspects of high-performance coatings, epoxies, water-proofing, interior painting, exterior painting and repairs.
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