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Don't we all love unsoiled and glistening exterior walls? Try Elastomeric paints that form a durable and tough film providing a waterproof coating to almost all structures. This paint is resistant to sunlight, heat, cold as well as wind driven rain.


Using elastomeric paint

Elastomeric paint is a thick, rubberized paint product with high acrylic content. It is normally water-based and creates a waterproof membrane between the masonry layer and the outer elements. This paint is supposed to have 300% elasticity. Elastomeric paint can be applied to any kind of masonry surface. It is suitable for stucco, concrete blocks, wood and T-111 sliding.


Cracking in wood and other types of masonry can be kept at bay by using these paints. The elastomeric coatings have a wonderful elongation property; this helps in concealing and repairing the non-structural hairline cracks. T-111 sidings tend to develop numerous cracks; using elastomeric paint will help repair such cracks.


Paint or primer used to fill such cracks might not be able to prevent water from penetrating deep underneath the finish and this may lead to peeling. While elastomeric paints seal out moisture apart from concealing the already existing cracks, they are also helpful in preventing future cracks.


Elastomeric paints can be applied with the help of a brush and roller or with an airless paint sprayer. This paint has a heavy consistency; therefore it is advisable to use a large and powerful sprayer. This paint is usually applied as thick layers.


Elastomeric paint properties

  • Elastomeric wall coatings are made with 100% acrylic binders.

  • Their coating thickness is 4-5 times more than that of latex exterior paint.

  • When temperatures dip, these flexible coatings stretch thus preventing cracks.

  • As the temperature gets back to normal, cracks shrink in size. The paint coating also shrinks and gets back to its original shape leaving back no wrinkles or warps.

  • The water-resistant qualities ensure that moisture does not penetrate or crack the masonry.


Benefits of elastomeric paint

  • When this paint is used over an excellent primer, it will prevent water from penetrating underneath the finish.

  • These paints can last for a very long time, in fact for more than 10 years (an acrylic coating can last up to 10 years).

  • Elastomeric paints have a thicker consistency when compared to other top quality coatings.

  • Elastomeric coatings are a wonderful solution for surfaces that tend to develop cracks repeatedly.

  • The finish is wonderful thus improving the aesthetics of the exteriors.


Shortfalls of elastomeric paints

  • Expensive when compared to normal paints.

  • This paint can be applied using special equipment only.

  • Few colors might get dirty very quickly and may require frequent washing and cleaning.


Elastomeric paint tips

  • Prepare the surface well before applying the paint. This paint is extra thick and carries additional weight; therefore surfaces have to be prepared well before applying paint.

  • It is advisable to seal the existing cracks before applying the paint, particularly if the crack is larger than 1/16 of an inch.

  • On fresh masonry, applying a sealer before applying the elastomeric paint is recommended.

  • Elastomeric paint should be applied as per the recommended spread, only then can maximum flexibility be achieved.

  • Using a good quality elastomeric coating along with a 100 %acrylic binder can give best results.

  • A solvent-based top coat should never be used over elastomeric coatings.

  • Non-elastomeric paints should not be used over elastomeric paint coatings.


Elastomeric stucco paint


Stucco exteriors tend to develop heavy cracks. These cracks might allow water to penetrate into the walls. Varying temperatures cause cracks in the masonry walls as a result of expansion and contraction. The problem worsens if water gets into the crack and freezes, water expands when it freezes, thus forcing the crack to expand further. Elastomeric stucco paint helps in bridging and repairing these cracks.


Stucco is a cement based product and does not have room for expansion or contraction; this is the prime reason for cracks on stucco masonry. Stucco masonry does develop cracks and a crack of up to 1/8 inch is acceptable in stucco exteriors. These cracks should not be refilled with stucco or caulk, elastomeric paint is the perfect solution for stucco masonry.

These paints fill the existing cracks and also help in bridging prospective cracks (small ones). It also helps in creating a waterproof exterior surface by acting as a sponge; preventing the stucco from absorbing rain water.


Elastomeric stucco paint properties

  • Acts as a water-repellant between stucco and the outer elements
  • It can fill cracks up to 1/8 inch.
  • It has 300% elasticity
  • Applying 2 coats ensures maximum durability

Elastomeric acrylic paint qualities

Elastomeric acrylic paints are used to bridge the cracks formed on the stucco exteriors without causing wrinkles or ruptures. Their qualities include durability, excellent elastic recovery, abrasion resistance, low-dirt pick up, etc. These elastomeric acrylic paints have adequate breathability thus preventing moisture build-up.


  • Bridges cracks
  • Excellent durability/long standing
  • Water proof
  • Resistance to UV rays
  • Minimizes dirt pick-up
  • Low odor
  • Retains original color for a long period
  • Easy application
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