Updated: Feb 02, 2022
Elastomeric wall coatings are formed entirely of acrylic binders and applied at 4 to 5 times the thickness of ordinary external paints.
In masonry walls such as block or stucco, cracks occur naturally. Temperature changes cause these fissures to grow and collapse. Hard polymers in the base of conventional paints, especially masonry paints, produce a stiff layer, so the paint just lies on top of the surface. As the underlying fissures widen, the paint splits with them, compromising the coating's integrity. Traditional paints also prevent the structure from "breathing," resulting in blisters, cracks, and peeling.
Elastomeric wall coatings are formed entirely of acrylic binders and applied at 4 to 5 times the thickness of ordinary external paints. Flexible Elastomeric coatings stretch to bridge fractures in your stucco or block walls as temperatures drop. These fissures shrink in size as the temperature rises, and the elastomeric covering contracts, reverting to its former shape without warping or wrinkling.
Elastomeric paint creates a robust, long-lasting covering that protects practically any sort of exterior while still allowing the structure to breathe. Rain will bead up and flow off instead of penetrating the covering. Elastomeric paint is a thick, high-fill paint that hides most surface flaws, resulting in a smoother finish. It cures to an extremely flexible and waterproof state.
Elastomeric paint may be applied using a brush, roller, or spray; however, spraying and back-rolling is the recommended technique for achieving the desired mill thickness. It is a water-based product that dries quickly and is simple to clean up. Before applying the coating, make sure the surface is clean and dry. Almost any hue is available, and each gallon covers 40–50 square feet with two applications. It is absolutely safe for the environment and does not emit any harmful gases.
Fungus and moss cannot grow in Elastomeric because of a powerful antifungal ingredient. Elastomeric paint is resistant to UV rays, temperature changes, and rain caused by the wind. It protects any surface from water while also improving its look. Elastomeric paint may be used on a variety of masonry surfaces, including stucco and concrete blocks, as well as wood and T1-11 siding. Because elastomeric paint does not crack, peel, or fade and does not need replacement, it is a more cost-effective option for any builder, contractor, or homeowner.
Elastomeric is a high-fill paint with a thick consistency. It's incredibly pliable and entirely waterproof, and it comes in a variety of brands and colors. Paint manufacturers have recently provided us with new products as painters have become more aware of the extended usage. This paint has a wide range of applications.