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Damp Proof Wall Coating Solutions and more

Without question the most widely used exterior decorative product is masonry paint, not necessarily because it`s the best solution but it is certainly the most well known and widely available. But whereas masonry paint offers very little protection and indeed scores zero when it comes to refurbishment, our comprehensive Wethertex external wall and roof coatings, render systems and stone protection products offer a complete refurbishment and decorative finish that can also be applied all year around (the ambient temperature has to beat at least 5 degrees Celsius and not driving rain).  So from stone protection through to damp problems  our Wethertex coating protection products offers a guaranteed solution.

How they differ

Our whole product range is vastly different to conventional paint by displaying the following properties:-

  • Dirt resistant
    This claim might sound far fetched but in reality this is because one of the ingredients is effectively a plasticiser which actually repels water. So inevitably when dust and dirt gathers on the surface of our coatings and it rains the plasticiser actually repels water and washes away the unwanted dirt.
  • Resistant to peeling
    Primarily peeling and cracking is mainly due to moisture within the wall underneath the paint. However our whole product range is highly breathable yet still waterproof because of it`s microporous action which in effect acts like our own skin; just as we sweat but don`t fill with water when we shower, our coating products are much the same; they allow the drying or evaporation of moisture that is already in the wall, yet will not allow moisture to penetrate the flexible armour like coating, a one way valve if you like.
  • Anti aging
    When the top coat is applied to the primer a chemical reaction occurs which effectively changes the top coat into a stable or inert material, so this gives an incredibly long working life. In addition to prevent fading or discolouring titanium dioxide is added so if a customer gets an extension or conservatory built up to 15 years after the coating is applied and needs more work doing we guarantee to match the original colour.
  • All season application
    Due to the clever nature of the ingredients in our ANDURA product range UNLIKE masonry paint our coatings can be applied all year around, in reality constant driving rain presents the only problem for installation. Even if we have a small window in between showers application is possible.

Types of Finish

Stone protection (SR 71 smart liquid

PRO CLEAR (STONE PROTECTION)

PSpray Wall coatings (MP44)

Smooth

 

Fine

 

Medium

 

Textured

Textured Wall Coating

PP15 Masonry coating

 

Armoured render

Ld77

 

 

hd77

 

 

Ax1

 

 

 

 

Product range in detail:-

The product used would depend on various things such as: existing problems (if any), what the surface is made of and the finish required.

-Wethertex Anti-intruder

Anti climb provides an effective deterrent to unwanted visitors. It can be applied to any vertical or horizontal surface and provides a VISIBLE deterrent that consists of a petroleum based material which contains a non drying thixotropic compound that carries a pigment which is clearly visible under u.v light, and a trace element that can be identified by a chemical detector.

 

wethertex Biocide

This is a broad spectrum bacteria treatment effective against fungai, bacteria and algae. Biocide provides a one off long term treatment that works especially well with our wall and roof coating products. It is however completely safe when applied by a trained technician. It`s  degradable when diluted and complies to UK pesticide registration 4895.

-Wethertex SR71 smart liquid (STONE PROTECTION)

This is a transparent coating and is not visible to the naked eye. So when applied to problem stone or brick, pro-clear will deal with any damp problem but not change the appearance which is especially useful on older buildings or for protecting architectural features. So even though the appearance is the same it still forms a protective, waterproof, breathable barrier. There are various domestic treatments that claim to produce the same results, which is the case for a very short period of time. Quite rapidly the domestic solution will actually sink into the brick or stone rendering the treatment useless. Where as the pro-clear product actually “anchors” itself to the surface at point of application and that`s where it stays! So when compared  it`s easy to see the advantages of pro-clear over these heath robinson products.

-Wethertex  primer

This is a pliolite resin based material which is extremely waterproof,  breathable  and yields excellent flexibility so this product helps to cover imperfections and provides an ideal bonding surface for all of  the ANDURA coating products. Unlike some conventional masonry paints classic primer shows excellent resilience against alkali.

-Wethtex PP15

This is the first of the top coat variations which is suited to any conventional building material. Pp15 displays excellent resistance to weathering and ageing. The Aggregate is not in fact pearlite but crushed marble which  allows a smoothish finish even though it is applied much thicker than conventional paint (about 6 times).

-Wethertex MP44

This arguably provides the most protection due to the coverage (1 kilo per square metre or a wet film thickness of 1200 microns). Just like the rest of the family tex-gard 21 Has superb u.v resistance and because of the liberal pearlite contents this offers the most insulation also.

-Wethertex SP77

The flexibility this product even exceeds the rest of the product range, displaying phenomenal crack accommodating elastomeric properties which make it ideally suited to use on older properties which may be used in conjunction with lime mortar if movement is likely, or prefabricated concrete structures. The resistance to cracks is universal no matter what the ambient temperature.

-Armoured render

This is a tremendously hard wearing consisting of amongst other things a pliolite base and various gradients of crushed marble which is ideally suited to the most demanding climatic conditions. These products are usually coupled with a base coat of G.R.C render which is one of the strongest materials used in exterior building refurbishment.

THE INGREDIENTS:

So in terms of the make up the manufacture process really is an exact science in terms of quantities, order and length of mixing, so following a strict process ensures a consistency of finished product (ANDURA is a British standard company and has been since 1992, the quality management systems have been approved by BSI and comply with ISO 9001: 2000). So each of the products above are made up of various combinations of the following:-

  • OPTIGELThis is a thrixotrophic agent formed from bentonite. The structure forms a honey comb type arrangement because of its platelet makeup. This practically ads to the viscosity and prevents low speed “shearing” when combined with the other ingredients. This benefits our coatings by reducing “sag” and increasing film thickness which helps to achieve a consistent finish and offers more protection.
  • PLIOLITE RESIN Originally invented by the goodyear tyre corporation of America. It is in essence a thermoplastic newtonian  resin; a styrene-acrylate co-polymer which demonstrates excellent adhesive properties and u.v resistance. Upon application pliolite easily penetrates or catches on to masonry surfaces and creates a microporous or breathable barrier when applied.
  • PEARLITEThis is a naturally occurring substance that is formed from the release of steam created by the rapid cooling of volcanic rock at temperatures of between 1500 and 2000 degrees farenheight . This ultimately expands to 20 times its original volume and provides excellent insulation properties when used in our coatings.
  • TITANIUM DIOXIDETitanium dioxide (Tio2) is photo sensitive and has “light scattering” properties as well as the ability to absorb u.v light. This allows for a bright finish and incredible resistance to colour fade.  When used in conjunction with polymer products the durability is considerably increased. So for longevity  and colour retention this is a must in our products.
  • SILICONESupplied in the form of an aqueous, solvent free solution. Silicone is excellent at preventing water and moisture penetration, whilst still allowing the release of moisture, salts or even alkali and so proves to be a vital component.
  • MICA Helps to “lubricate” and helps to prevent cracking during the application process. Mica also assists in bonding the coating to the wall. Chemically mica is structured not unlike roof tiles, which also adds to the durability and life expectancy of our coatings.
  • POLYFIBREThe flock structure aids in the filling and reinforcing of the coating and so aids in the prevention of “sagging” which will always be an issue when a thick liquid is applied to a vertical surface. Polyfibre also adds to the flexibility of the coating.
  • ALKYD RESINDries rapidly and so has proven very useful for decorative coatings. So given the substantial coverage required Alkyd resin helps to achieve an even finish and it won`t suffer from “yellowing” which is common place with conventional paint.
  • FUNGUCIDESo basically this is a broad spectrum anti microbial agent which IS NOT mercury based and so is the safer option conforming to UK pesticide regulation 4895. Unlike many pesticides our fungicide it not only has a broad range of use but is resistant to other compounds; as a result there is no chance of “chalking” which sometimes happens with masonry paint.
  • AQUA RESINThis is a vinyl acetate copolymer dispersion agent which contains medium sized particles stabilized with a cellulose either. This is used in our coatings for its amazing alkali resistant properties and helps to prevent dirt pick up. Another benefit of Aqua resin is its ability to accept colour which makes a customers own colour choice possible.