If the exterior siding on your home or business is stucco or
some other type of masonry, you may have experienced problems related to
cracking. These cracks are not just eyesores - they allow water from
wind-driven rain to enter your walls, potentially causing thousands of dollars worth of
A special type of paint, known as elastomeric wall coatings,
has been developed to address this problem.
Originally developed in Europe in the 1940s, Elastomeric Wall
Coverings were introduced to North America during the mid-1980s. Since then,
they have really caught on for both commercial and residential applications.
This premium quality coating protects your home or business like
a flexible blanket keeping your masonry and stucco safe and beautiful for years. The coating can be used on properly prepared exterior masonry surfaces
including cement, cinder block, stucco, concrete and brick.
The water-resistant qualities of these "elastic"
coatings help prevent moisture from penetrating cracked or porous masonry. At the same time, they're able to breathe, allowing moisture from within the
home (or from within the masonry itself) to escape to the outdoors as vapor.
Elastomeric Masonry & Stucco Paint forms a weatherproof
barrier against nature's harsh extremes.
Stucco and masonry structures expand
and contract in response to the weather and structural stresses. Unlike typical
exterior paints, this coating fills and bridges hairline cracks, helping to
prevent damaging water penetration. They also prevent additional cracks from developing, enhancing the beauty of your home or
business for years to come.
Elastomeric wall coatings made with 100 percent acrylic
binders are applied at a dry film thickness four to five times that of a latex
exterior paint (usually 12-15 mils). When temperatures drop, these flexible
coatings "stretch" to span cracks in your masonry. When temperatures
return to normal, these cracks diminish in size and the coatings contracts,
returning to the original shape without warping or wrinkling.
Elastomeric Coatings will not cure the ills of every
building ó and donít expect them to bridge cracks due to serious settling,
earthquakes and other structural problems. However, properly applied, they
offer very durable and long-lasting moisture protection.