When a home is evaluated for a Coolwall protective coating, many issues arise from previous painting projects. Sloppy work, improper construction and sealing, rotting wood, and peeling paint are just a few items that inspectors address before work begins. ProCoating’s consultants and crew strive to avoid and correct these issues.
By water blasting first, efflorescence poisoning is addressed. Water blasting accomplishes several goals. First, the pressure used is determined by the underlying material. Concrete would be water blasted at a much higher rate (psi) than wood.
The psi used tells our experts several things. First, when wood is water blasted at 4000 psi, our technicians are able to determine whether wood has termites, water-rot, fungus, sun damage, or mold. Stucco should be water blasted at 6000 psi in order to determine what is and is not structurally sound. Any pre-existing damage that is uncovered will be addressed after water blasting.
ProCoating will reconstitute any underlying substrate by sealing the affected areas with products like TEX•COTE™® exclusive TEX•BOND® and FLEX•PATCH® products. Then, primer that contains hydrophobic resin helps to keep future water out. Finally, once the entire area has been sealed and all pre-existing damage has been fixed, COOLWALL® is applied.
COOLWALL® is the only product that offers a warranty that guarantees their product blocks efflorescence. If efflorescence is not fixed properly, any product that is applied over the surface will trap moisture compromising the structural integrity of the wall.
Some contractors and companies will try to apply paint or stucco on top of efflorescence. This approach only puts a temporary band-aid over the problem. This type of “quick fix” only creates additional damage to the substrate and can lead to a mold infested wall. Since both efflorescence and mold are caused by moisture, if one is present then often the other is present as well.
Efflorescence removal involves replacing what is not structurally sound, rebuild the wall, seal the wall to prevent moisture penetration, and elimination the porousness of the stucco. This eliminates the cause of efflorescence.
Using only the highest standards of craftsmanship, the ProCoating team takes the initial time to seal areas where water can get in and cause wood to rot. Sealing exposed wood is done prior to installing TEX•COTE™ COOLWALL® or windows to prevent wood rot. If wood rot is present, the ProCoating team will replace the wood.
Any old sealant is replaced with TEX•BOND® or FLEX•PATCH® ensuring that water does not seep in causing future rot. When two pieces of wood come together, the area where they are joined together, known as a miter joint, should be sanded smooth for a professional finish. Areas where fascia board meets exterior siding should also be sealed to keep water out. ProCoating insists on this type of attention to detail to provide homeowners with a completely professional and long lasting exterior.
ProCoating addresses and corrects many improper or sloppy work performed by previous contractor such as:
- Failure to use proper sealant to bond the siding to the flashing leaving large unattractive gaps that allow water to seep in and cause damage.
- Insufficiently covering all edges of siding and trim allows water damage to occur.
- Failure to remove old paint with water or sand blasting yields a bumpy paint job and causes the top layer of paint to peel.
- Not covering surfaces that do not need to be sprayed causes overspray.
ProCoating wants all homeowners’ COOLWALL® applications to last for decades and ensures that all preparations before painting are completed.
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