Silicate Mineral Finish Paint
Silicate Mineral Finish Paint is a highly breathable and long-lasting mineral paint. It is not film forming so will never peel or blister. Suitable for over-painting existing lime render finishes
Waterglass technology – durability through silicification
Lime Green Silicate Mineral Finish Paint in combination with our lime renders and plasters offers the ideal properties for a healthy building. It offers low water absorption, yet high vapour exchange, combined with excellent durability. Additional attributes are absolute light fastness and resistance to Ultra Violet light.
An effective self-cleaning effect results in pure bright facades - even after many years - free from dirt and algae.
This is made possible by the chemical process of silicification; the liquid product reacts to become solid silica, permanently fused to the sand in our lime render. This results in a finish highly resistant to weathering, fire and Ultra Violet light. Lime Green Silicate Mineral Finish Paint does not form a film that is “bonded” to the surface, but becomes part of the lime render through silicification – the chemical reaction between our render and potash waterglass in the Silicate Mineral Finish Paint.
This contrasts with conventional coatings which form films, such as synthetic dispersion or silicone resin emulsion paints. In these a resin dries and bonds the material to the surface with the pigments and fillers. This produces a far less porous coating and an impermeable film unsuitable for natural insulation systems and solid walled buildings where breathability is paramount.
These film-forming coatings tend to become brittle when weathered, cracking and eventually spalling - a sign of the lack of interaction with the substrate. For ecological and economic reasons, from the point of view of building physics and durability film forming coating systems should be avoided in old buildings and breathable construction.
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Colours & Textures
Please note that colours on screen may vary from actual finishes.
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