High-Build Coatings Fairport NY

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

Allen Roger
(716) 569-2040
7 White Dr
Frewsburg, NY
Kings Material Co Inc
(718) 972-7548
3707 15th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Countryside Building Materials Inc
(607) 869-3763
5416 State Route 96
Romulus, NY
Royal Crest Constr Ltd
(716) 434-6634
64 W High St
Lockport, NY
Allied Building Products Keystone Builders Supply
(585) 328-1300
1075 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY
ADS Masonry
585-698-0756
1900 university ave
rochester, NY
Retallick R & Sons Inc
(518) 273-1223
27 Cohoes Rd
Watervliet, NY
Home Depot the
(516) 488-8500
600 Hempstead Tpke
Floral Park, NY
ABC Supply Co Inc
(315) 782-0800
434 Eastern Blvd
Watertown, NY
Bellvue Builders Supply
(607) 326-4111
861 County Highway 41
Roxbury, 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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