High-Build Coatings Binghamton NY

High-build coatings are much more than paint over concrete block or other concrete surfaces in Binghamton. 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

Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of Binghamton
(607) 762-1000
1314 Upper
Binghamton, NY
84 Lumber Co
(607) 775-9518
64 Spud Ln
Binghamton, NY
Erie Materials-Binghamton Inc
(607) 773-8006
33 Phelps St
Binghamton, NY
Parksite Plunket-Webster
(914) 834-8461
L W Ave
Larchmont, NY
Bargain Depot
(315) 337-1016
6895 Rome Oriskany Rd
Rome, NY
Tri-City Highway Products
(607) 722-2967
111 Bevier St
Binghamton, NY
84 Lumber Co
(607) 775-5349

Binghamton, NY
Belknap Lumber Inc
(607) 729-1583
7 Belknap Ave
Binghamton, NY
Foland's Lumber & Bldg Supls
(607) 722-8738
550 Front St
Binghamton, NY
Knapp & Schlappi Lumber Co
(315) 536-3383
273 Lake St
Penn Yan, 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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