What We Use

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Our coatings contain a blend of carefully selected and tested raw materials. The main materials are listed below:

Resin

Depending on the type of coating, Acrylic or Alkyd resin is used. The resin is essentially the backbone of the coating and forms the film. The resins we use have been selected to provide excellent weathering and performance properties.

Plasticiser

This gives a degree of flexibility to the coating and prevents cracking in the film in situations such as expansion & contraction due to temperature changes. The plasticiser used in textured coating is ‘non migratory’ meaning that it will remain within the coating maintaining its performance.

Biocide

External coatings can be prone to attack by fungal and algal growth. Biocides incorporated into the coating inhibit growth and prevent any damage to the coating itself. The biocides we use have undergone (several months of) vigorous testing prior to use in our coatings in order to ensure that they are effective.

Titanium Dioxide Pigment

Titanium dioxide is a white pigment which is used in our coatings not only to provide colour but also to increase hiding power in order to completely conceal the surface to be coated. The grades used are selected not only for their colour and hiding power but also for their durability.

Iron Oxide Pigments

Used to achieve the desired colour, Iron oxide pigments are utilised as they possess excellent light fastness properties and are ideal for external coatings.

Mineral Fillers

Several types are used in our coatings and provide excellent properties such as mechanical strength and allowing the coating to breathe.

Perlite

This expanded volcanic rock is used to provide texture in our textured coatings.

Solvent

Water is used in water based coatings and a range of hydrocarbon solvents used in others. These solvents are used to liquefy the resins and to achieve the correct consistency of the coating for application.

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