High-Build Coatings Watertown NY

High-build coatings are much more than paint over concrete block or other concrete surfaces in Watertown. 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 of Watertown Ny
(315) 779-0059
20828 State Route 3
Watertown, NY
ABC Supply Co Inc
(315) 782-0800
434 Eastern Blvd
Watertown, NY
Home Depot the
(631) 789-9200
1101 Sunrise Hwy
Copiague, NY
Burke Home Center
(315) 343-6147
38 E 2nd St
Oswego, NY
Scara-Mix Inc
(718) 442-7357
2537 Richmond Ter
Staten Island, NY
Erie Materials Inc
(315) 779-9243
22293 Teal Dr
Watertown, NY
F A B C O
(315) 782-5283
22256 Fabco Rd
Watertown, NY
White's Lumber & Building Supplies
(315) 788-6200
231 S Rutland St
Watertown, NY
Casters Sawmill Inc
(315) 387-5104
6323 US Route 11
Sandy Creek, NY
Curtis Lumber Co Inc
(518) 885-5311
885 State Route 67
Ballston Spa, 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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