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Stucco Coatings Surface and Preparation

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Always ensure the surface is prepared in accordance with normal practice. The following considerations must be taken into account prior to application of Interior Stucco.

1. New Plaster if chase mark free and shrinkage crack free apply directly to substrate and always dampen wall to ensure better curing prior to applying Fossilcote Interior Stucco. New Plaster with patching and chase marks apply one mortar bind slurry coat as per data sheet, one coat Down to Earth Textured Primer and then apply Fossilcote Interior Stucco.

2. Previously painted surfaces, if high sheen sand with 40 grit sandpaper and apply one coat Down to Earth Textured Primer then apply Fossilcote Interior Stucco.

3. Unsound previously painted surfaces e.g. Lime washed, patched and repaired walls remove all chalky loose material by wire brush, sandpaper or mechanical sander, then apply one mortar bind slurry coat as per data sheet apply one coat Down to Earth Coarse Aggregate Primer then

General

• Planning is essential for a successful finish, double volume walls need to be scaffold-ed as dry or join lines will show if the application is stopped to move scaffolding or for any other reason.

• It is suggested that the job is planned panel for panel and large areas be broken by either planned join lines or architectural details.

• Please remember Fossilcote Interior Stucco can only be applied by an experienced finishing plasterer. It is not a paint and cannot be applied by a painter.

Application and Spread Rate

• Fossilcote Interior Stucco will cover approximately 18-20 sqm per bag onto well finished conventional plaster. It will not perform as it should if applied more than 3 mm thick. Use 4 – 6 liters of water per 25 kg Bag to achieve a stiff buttery consistency, which does not slump.

• Fossilcote Interior Stucco is applied to a thickness of 2 – 3 mm by steel trowel, then allowed to stiffen. Stiffening will occur in approximately 30 minutes in normal conditions. Remember in cold weather stiffing time can double and on prepared painted surfaces, drying will take longer as hydration only occurs from the exterior. After stiffening, finish the product off with a wet steel trowel. Do not flick more water onto the surface. Use short 30 – Cm random movements with the trowel

. • When applying Interior Stucco with fleck there are two ways to expose the added fleck. Either by finishing with a sponge float which removes the “fat” from the surface and exposes the fleck, or by sanding with 220 grit water paper once the Stucco is dry.

• When dry, lightly sand with 220 grit water paper to remove any surface imperfections which maybe caused by the applicators trowel. Wipe off all dust with a damp cloth.

• Then apply two coats of Fossilcote Mattseal to enhance wash ability. In wet areas eg. showers, bathrooms and splash backs apply two coat of Fossilcote Floor Colour Retaining Primer and two coats of Fossilcote Acrithane Satin or Gloss.

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Stucco Coatings

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Fossilcote Interior Stucco is a white cement and lime paste blended decorative plaster which can be ordered with or without flecks. It has been formulated in the tradition of the old Italian plasterers, but using modern day materials. Fossilcote Interior Stucco is exclusively used for interior use, it finishes to a soft sophisticated even mottle and is one of Fossilcote’s most beautiful products. It is also being used more and more in lieu of tiles in bathrooms and kitchens. Please note because of the natural mined materials small mineral traces will show in the finished troweled product. When used in kitchens and bathrooms this product must be sealed with a suitable waterproof sealer.

WHERE TO USE

  • New (interior) plaster.
  • Sound previously painted interior surfaces prepared with Down to Earth Textured Primer.
  • When coating pre-fifties walls always test for a possible alkine/acid reaction.

This is caused by paints which contain ingredients which react with modern day materials.

COLOUR

Plain or flecked, in Zambarau, Kamba yellow, Matoke green, Chocolate, Morrocan, Lime white, Sugarcane, Cheese, Strawberry, Fossil grey, Lupita blue, Maasai red, Avocado green, Cheget, Elephant, and Lemon grass.

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Cementitious Coatings Chronicles

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Cementitious coatings

Where to use

  • Clean and sound unpainted cement render, bagged brickwork, concrete, concrete masonry blocks, common bricks, sandstone and other absorbent building stones.
  • After correct preparation, Fossilcote Cement Paint may also be applied to previously painted masonry surfaces.
  • Steel troweled concrete, smooth cast concrete or off form concrete, however only after acid etching or light sandblasting.
  •  Not suitable for timber, glazed bricks, tiles or gypsum plaster.side-before-wall-coatings.jpg

Cement Paint Surface Preparation

  1. Ensure that surfaces are sound and free of dirt, grease and oil. Rake out all cracks over 0.5 mm in width, wet and then remoter with Fossilcote Cemproof Mortal Slurry. Allow this to cure completely before applying Fossilcote Cement Paint.
  2. Surfaces previously painted with soundly adhered water-based paints, or oil-based paints may be coated with Fossilcote Fine or Coarse. If the surface has been patched or repaired apply Fossilcote Cement Paint Primer to assist uniformity.
  3. Surfaces previously painted with Lime wash must be jet washed to a sound surface. Then apply one coat of Fossilcote Cement Paint Primer.
  4.  Newly cured cement render should be well rubbed down with a medium grade carborundum stone to remove loose sand and coarse particles, then brushed with a medium brush to remove dust.2_wattyl_Granosite_textures_729.jpg
  5. In the event of mold, fungi etc., apply one coat of Fossilcote Fungicidal Wash according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Glazed and efflorescing cement surfaces must be treated with a Fossilcote Acid Etch Solution so as to etch the surface. The acid should be allowed to react for a few minutes, and then the acid must be removed by hosing the area off with water. Additional roughing of the surface can be obtained by using coarse (40 grit) sandpaper after acid etching. An alternative method is to sand blast the area lightly to remove surface glaze and then to roughen the surface so as to provide an adequate key for Fossilcote Cement Paint.
  7. If crazing is present or any other patching or chasing coat entire wall with a Cemproof OPC1 cement slurry prior to application to achieve a uniform color. VIII.Even porosity is essential.

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Cementitious Coatings Chronicles

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Fossilcote Cement Paint is a cementitious paint containing water repellent chemicals that have a hydrophobic property. Fossilcote cement paint will allow your walls to retain their clean and polished look because they do not allow moisture to pass beyond the painting itself. The coating is also based on inorganic materials that are not affected by UV degradation. Cement paint is the right choice because it has been used successfully under the most trying conditions from cyclonic rain to extremes of heat and cold, always proving its strength, durability and beauty.

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It is non-combustible and environmentally safe. It is suitable for use on unpainted cement render, bagged brickwork, concrete, concrete masonry blocks, common bricks, sandstone and other absorbent building stones. After correct preparation, it can also be applied to previously painted masonry surfaces. Steel troweled concrete, smooth cast concrete or off-form concrete can receive our wall coatings.

Characteristics

Fossilcote cement paint is a cementitious paint containing

  • Portland cement, white or grey, as the main binding agent.
  • Polymers and adhesives to enhance bonding onto prepainted surfaces.
  •  Water repellent chemicals that restrict the ingress of water from rain while allowing the exit of water from the substrate, giving it hydrophobic properties.

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Advantages of Fossilcote Cementitious Coatings

  1. Cementitious coatings consist of cement (white or grey OPC), fine aggregates and fillers plus polymers and water repellent chemicals. The pigments used are branded high quality, light fast, and inorganic.
  2. Above acrylic coatings, cementitious coatings wet back because they do not allow moisture to pass beyond the coating itself. This phenomenon is called negative meniscus capillary reaction.
  3. Unlike acrylic coatings that have limited breathing capacity therefore bubbling and peeling when water gets behind the film due to vapor pressure, cementitious coatings do not crack or peel.
  4. Cementitious coatings are based on inorganic elements only and are therefore not affected by UV degradation. Unlike acrylic paints that have an organic element i.e. the carbon chain which results in chalking

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Epoxy Stone Flooring frequently asked Questions

epoxy22.jpgQ: Why is Fossilcote brand Flooring so highly regarded for covering basement and garage concrete floors?

Answer: The correct blend of stone and a specially designed, patent-pending epoxy, developed and used exclusively by Fossilcote Brand Flooring, assures that the floor covering will breathe naturally. That’s why moisture, even flooding won’t affect the long-term performance of Fossilcote flooring. When applying Fossilcote epoxy in basement applications, homeowners benefit from the added warmth of the flooring. In addition, Fossilcote flooring provides a high degree of acoustic, noise dampening properties. The result, will keep your basement warmer, drier and quieter than just about any other floor covering material.

Q: How much does Fossilcote Epoxy flooring cost?

Answer: The cost of Fossilcote Epoxy Flooring can depend on many variables such as the current condition and required preparation of your existing concrete, the type of stone that you choose, the required stone-to-epoxy mix ratio, and the amount of stone material (thickness) needed to correct uneven concrete areas. The access to the flooring area, Flooring patterns and designs, and wrapping of faces or steps are also factors that can affect the pricing to properly and professionally install your floor. To provide an accurate estimate it is critical to physically inspect the area. Flooring estimates are free and at no obligation and there is no charge for a site inspection or consultation.

Q: Why do most basement floor coverings periodically need to be replaced?

Answer: It’s because of the concrete and the moisture. Concrete is cool, porous and damp. Moisture and dampness migrate up through the concrete and get trapped beneath carpet, tile, wood, linoleum, and paint not allowing for normal evaporation and drying. This results in mold and mildew forming beneath carpeting, tiles becoming loose, and paint blistering and peeling. Fossilcote epoxy is designed to breathe allowing evaporation to take place naturally eliminating these common problems.

Q: How long will it take to install Fossilcote Epoxy Flooring?

Answer: Normal installations are usually completed in just one day, with a follow-up within 48 hours to apply the topcoat. For larger jobs allow an extra day or two. Fossilcote Flooring can accommodate evening and weekend installations.

Q: How long do I have to stay off my new floor?

Answer: You can walk on your Fossilcote Flooring within 24 hours after the topcoat is applied. For outdoor or garage applications, it is recommended that you not drive on the floor for 72 hours after the topcoat is applied.

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