A Great Way To Fill Cracks And Gaps
Problem: All kinds of small gaps or cracks in brick, wood, drywall, and other construction materials are common in most houses. These gaps can allow interior heated or cooled air to escape, moisture or insects to get inside a home, or even more serious damage to occur if not corrected.
Solution: A putty-like substance called caulk, when applied properly, can correct many of these problems quickly and easily.
A Crucial Tip Painting Stucco
Stucco can be a tricky project. There are a few latex “stucco coat” products that work very well. A brush should be used to cut into any wood areas, or along trim, and a roller used to apply the main coat.
Hot Tip: It is recommended that you wash down your stucco with a hose or deck sprayer prior to painting it. A solution of bleach and soapy water is useful to remove mildew. It is useful to paint the stucco while it is still damp after washing. This method reduces the amount of paint needed, and it results in a more even coat.
Acrylic-Epoxy are two-component coatings developed by Pittsburgh Paints ™, which include Pitt-Glaze Water Base Coatings. Chemically, acrylic-epoxy coatings provide the resistance to staining, yellowing and scuffing of acrylic resins, combined with the toughness, acid and alkali resistance of epoxies. Their performance characteristics are almost equal to those of polyester-epoxy solvent based products and their stain-resistance is superior.
Acrylic-epoxy coatings are available in gloss and semi-gloss finishes – in both clear and pigmented formulations. Colorant can be added to the pigmented products to achieve hundreds of colors.
Though priced higher than conventional enamels, acrylic-epoxy coatings offer superior washability, non-yellowing characteristics, and generally 3-5 times longer life, which makes them an outstanding value for interior walls continuously subjected to hard-use conditions.
Acrylic Urethane Coatings
Acrylic-Urethane Coatings are recommended for areas that demand superior chemical and stain resistance, plus color and gloss retention. They are suitable for both interior and exterior application on properly primed steel, aluminum and masonry, which are subjected to high acids and alkalinity.
These products are designed to be used in commercial and industrial applications but not in homes.
Acrylic-urethane coatings have high performance properties including excellent resistance to salt, steam, grease, oils, many coolants, solvents and general maintenance type machinery fluids. They also have excellent film properties and resistance to scratching, marring and chipping. The tile-like gloss and semi-gloss finishes provide superior corrosion and abrasion resistance, while maintaining excellent gloss and color retention on exterior exposures for long periods of time.
The color and gloss retention, and chemical resistance of acrylic-urethane coatings will exceed those of conventional high performance coatings. They also dry to the touch faster than any other heavy duty topcoat in the trade sales line.