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Mar 16, 2020

Maintaining a Coastal Home with Paintcor Products

There are a few common problems faced by coastal homes that can be improved by paint treatments using Paintcor products designed to serve a certain purpose. When it comes to coastal homes an anti-bacterial surface steriliser, a primer and a waterproofing paint are required to maintain the aesthetic and finish of surfaces.

Ushevu: A Paintcor Product to Prep All Surfaces
A big problem with coastal living is the amount of moisture in the air. These humid conditions are, unfortunately, the perfect breeding ground for:

  • Mould
  • Algae
  • Bacteria
  • Yeast
  • Fungi

Fortunately, there is a solution in the form of a Paintcor product known as Ushevu. It is known to reduce and eliminate the existence of these organisms before applying another paint treatment to the surface. Ushevu is able to remove any contaminants from surfaces before the next paint treatment is added. With a high level of reduction (1 litre of Ushevu to 19 litres of water) it is an affordable way to avoid potentially dangerous growths from forming in your coastal home.

Primer: A Crucial Step in Responsible Paint Treatment

When choosing paint treatment to best preserve the surfaces of your coastal home a primer is crucial. In our list of Paintcor products there is more than one with excellent priming abilities but to get as much bang for your buck we suggest Acrylatex. This product doubles as an excellent primer as well as effective waterproofing paint.

When it comes to the multifaceted nature of Paintcor products Acrylatex really does tick all the boxes. It is a modified acrylic latex product that is designed to act as a replacement for sand and cement mixtures. Due to the fact that this product has been formulated to be incorporated into cement compounds it is very effective and stopping rising damp in plaster. It can make the dry product it is applied to water resistant which is exactly what you are after in humid coastal conditions.

The flexible nature of Acrylatex also means that it can be successfully used to complete patching jobs or used on areas that require feather-edging, where plaster has become thin.

Waterproofing Paint: The Ultimate Paintcor Product for Coastal Homes

A waterproofing paint like AquaSealAcrylic Sealer will act as an impenetrable barrier and top coat. If applied correctly, this waterproofing paint can last for 5 years. If it is used in conjunction with other Paintcor products like RuvAcryl or Elegance Silk it can last for up to 10 years.

If you are currently in the market for paint treatments to maintain your coastal home visit or contact the Paintcor Branch in Cape Town for advice, tips and quality Paintcor products. They’ll have your coastal home looking bright and bold in no time.

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