What are Exterior Wall Coatings?
Exterior wall coatings are treatments formulated for exterior surfaces. They primarily have two main functions. Firstly they provide an attractive finish to the exterior of a building (internal wall coatings also exist). The second function is to provide low maintenance and long life spans so they are usually very hard wearing and durable.
Exterior coatings are normally applied much thicker than traditional exterior paint. The extra thickness helps to cover any imperfections or scars that a wall may have where as traditional paint is very thin and any scars are clearly visible underneath the thin paint film.
Exterior wall coating systems tend to have a high resin content which can give attributes such as great elasticity and flexibility and brilliant adhesion qualities.
Exterior wall coatings are also available in a range of textures. These start from smooth coatings that will look like normal paint, to fine textures, coarse textures and heavy high build textures.