High-Build Coatings Amsterdam NY

High-build coatings are much more than paint over concrete block or other concrete surfaces in Amsterdam. They are high-tech products characterized by properties such as resistance to wind-driven rain, chalking and checking after weathering, high ultimate (breaking) elongation, elongation recovery and crack bridging capability, and water vapor permeability.

Local Companies

Super Stud Bldg Prod Inc
(718) 545-5700
801 26th Ave
Astoria, NY
Dowling Lumber & Hardware Llc
(315) 363-5700
169 Cedar St
Oneida, NY
Strober Building Supply
(631) 249-2400
1294 Broadhollow Rd
Farmingdale, NY
Dinaso & Sons Bldg Supls
(718) 948-2182
520 Industrial Loop
Staten Island, NY
Hazel Blue Builders
(718) 969-4506
18427 Tudor Rd
Jamaica, NY
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of Amsterdam
(518) 954-2400
4825 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY
Williamson Building Supply Llc
(315) 589-4221
4004 Railroad Ave
Williamson, NY
Speonk Lumber Corp
(631) 325-0303
207 Montauk Hwy
Speonk, NY
Garcia Brothers Hardware
(212) 862-2426
2258 Adam Clayton Powell
New York, NY
Stock Building Supply
(607) 433-1844
E Oneonta Plz
Oneonta, NY

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: May 1, 2007

By Lorella Angelini

High-build coatings are much more than paint over concrete block or other concrete surfaces. They are high-tech products characterized by properties such as resistance to wind-driven rain, chalking and checking after weathering, high ultimate (breaking) elongation, elongation recovery and crack bridging capability, and water vapor permeability.

This article focuses on the benefits in using high-build coatings as surface treatments over concrete, points out their unique performance properties, and explains applicable ASTM test methods.

Coatings vs. paints
Graph illustrates the relationship between temperature and thickness, with the thin elastomeric coating breaking at the maximum crack extension in cold temperatures.

At a glance, acrylic high-build coatings are often mistaken for ordinary paints. They come in a pail, are applied on the wall by roll or spray, and are available in a variety of colors, either directly from the factory or tinted at the local distributor. However, the similarities end here.

High-build coatings are generally applied in one or two coats to a total dry film of 10 mils to 15 mils, while ordinary paints have average thicknesses from 3 mils to 5 mils. The difference in thickness is directly related to the viscosity of the two materials and their percent of solids. High-build coatings contain about 50% solids by volume, versus 30% for ordinary products.

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