Painters Inc. Ltd have extensive experience in painting monolithic/texture cladding, concrete block or cement rendered homes.
Some of the issues we see regularly are the following:
- Fine cracks through the monolithic or textured cladding.
- Rust staining from exposed nail
- Mould and mildew and lichen
- Compressed joins
- Larger cracks around joins
- Difficult access
Some of the older concrete block homes and pebblecrete claddings may have signs of efflorescence. This is where moisture moves through the concrete and brings salts through to the inside leaving a powdery film on the inside. There can also be some cracking in the concrete. We often suggest an acrylic weathertight membrane such asResene X-200 to help solve this problem.
The more modern plaster rendered monolithic or textured claddings often present with fine cracks in the cladding or larger cracks around the joins in the sheeting behind the cladding. We also recommend an weathertight paint for these substrates which help to fill the cracks smaller than 1mm (larger cracks are filled) and move with the substrate. A paint system will not solve leaky home problems or issues relating to the building design. We also find there are often rust issues where rust bleed from galvanised nails comes through the textured cladding. We have come up with a system to solve the rust issues where this is happening.