What is a Elastomeric Coating?
Want to upgrade the exterior surface of your home or office building? Paint N More offers surface wall coatings in the form of Elastomeric coatings.
Elastomeric wall coatings (EWC) are exterior acrylic latex masonry paints designed to be applied in very thick films (about 10 times as thick as regular paints). These coatings are tough, flexible, and stretch as cracks underneath open and close. This bridges the cracks and keeping water out while maintaining an attractive appearance. These coatings are called EWCs for short. They can be tinted to a light color and can be found throughout the Las Vegas region.
The EWC should be applied after cracks more than 1/16″ are caulked. Applications are usually at about 50 – 60 square feet/gallon, and two coats should be applied. The crack bridging capability is related to film thickness. The thickness is, of course, much greater than with a conventional paint and this leads to significantly higher initial cost vs. with regular paint. It is essential that water not be allowed behind the EWC, so all caulking must be in good shape, chimneys must have rain caps, wall tops must be water proof. EWCs should not be applied to surfaces where water normally gets behind them, like retaining walls.
Learn more about Elastomeric wall coating when you discuss your free estimate with one of the professionals from Paint N More.