High-Build Coatings Potsdam NY

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

Triple A Building Center
(315) 265-2350
RR 56
Potsdam, NY
Parksite Plunket-Webster
(914) 834-8461
L W Ave
Larchmont, NY
Bargain Depot
(315) 337-1016
6895 Rome Oriskany Rd
Rome, NY
Woodstock Bldg Supl Corp
(845) 679-2516
72 Mill Hill Rd
Woodstock, NY
Canastota Concrete Company Inc
(315) 697-3900
145 Barlow St
Canastota, NY
Bicknell Building Supply
(315) 265-3900
Canton Rd
Potsdam, NY
Simpson Strong-Tie Inc
(845) 279-2037
3 Susan Rd
Brewster, NY
Knapp & Schlappi Lumber Co
(315) 536-3383
273 Lake St
Penn Yan, NY
Chautauqua Brick Co Inc
(716) 386-3825
Bemus Pt
Bemus Point, NY
Home Depot the
(718) 862-9800
1806 E Gun Hill Rd
Bronx, 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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