is used by exterior wall coatings companies to distance their specialist exterior coatings from traditional external emulsion paints from the likes of Dulux, Sandtex and Leyland. Unlike traditional
specialist wall coatings cannot be purchased directly for a DIY application by the home-owner or local decorator.
are only available from
who also apply them using trained operatives,skilled in both preparing the surface properly and in only applying suitable wall coatings in the correct weather conditions.
Not all wall coatings are suitable for all weather conditions and all surfaces so always seek
from trusted experts.
The following is a brief summary of the three most popular
are generally several times thicker than standard masonry paints and should last twice as long. Through-coloured and UV resistant they are best suited to newly built or rendered walls with ventilated cavities and in areas that are not exposed to heavy weathering.
These wall coatings are not recommended for exposed walls and should not be used to cure damp. Acrylic wall coatings are the least breathable of all the wall coatings and need mild dry weather when applied.
The use of silicon in wall coatings provides a higher degree of anti-weathering qualities and these wall coatings are especially good at resisting the sun’s UV rays and are highly water proof as well.
are therefore best suited to walls where driven rain is an issue and soiling from traffic or industrial pollution is a concern.
Again these wall coatings are generally 10 to 20 times thicker than paint and are
like acrylic wall coatings. Breathability can be an issue if used on damp walls and whilst they are more weather proof than acrylic wall coatings,great care must be taken to ensure they are applied in the correct temperatures and rain and frosts must be avoided for 24 hours after application.
and sit at the very top of the wall coatings industry.
The reason Wethertex™ uses
is that resins enable the wall coating to be more
than any other acrylic or silicon based wall coating and are suitable for all year round application.
They are water proof and frost proof within 30 minutes and Wethertex wall coatings can even be applied directly over sound previously painted surfaces!