What is Emer-Clad Facade?
Emer-Clad Facade is a high performance water based decorative, protective and waterproof facade coating. It is highly flexible and has excellent resistance to aggressive elements such as UV, chloride ions and carbonation attack.
Is Emer-Clad Facade a waterproofing membrane?
Emer-Clad Facade dries to form an aesthetically pleasing waterproof protective coating on vertical surfaces. For a total waterproofing solution on horizontal surfaces such as balconies, terraces and rooftops, use in conjunction with Emer-Proof waterproofing membranes. You can find information on the Emer-Proof range here.
Do you need to prime a previously painted surface before using Emer-Clad Facade?
If the existing coating is acrylic and in good, sound condition, it only requires cleaning prior to the application of Emer-Clad Facade. Any areas that are flaking or peeling should be taken back to a sound substrate and the Emer-Clad Solvent Based Primer should be used to spot prime these areas prior to application of the Emer-Clad Facade.
Emer-Clad Water Based Primer says it is suitable for plywood, does this include all types of timber?
Yes, for bare timber Emer-Clad Water Based Primer is a suitable primer. However, when priming treated timbers, you will need to ensure they do not repel water with the types of treatments that are used to preserve them. A water bead test should be performed to confirm whether the substrate will repel the Emer-Clad Water Based Primer or not.
What Emer-Clad primer is suitable for new polystyrene architraves and corbels?
Emer-Clad Water Based Primer is the recommended primer for use with polystyrene architraves and corbels. Do not use solvent based primers as these can dissolve the polystyrene.
Can you paint over Emer-Clad Facade?
Yes, you can paint over Emer-Clad Facade, provided it is with a flexible water based acrylic coating.
Can you spray Emer-Clad Facade?
Yes, you can spray apply Emer-Clad Facade. Suitable spray equipment includes the Graco 795 or Graco 1095 airless running at 3000 psi and utilising a 19 thou or 21 thou spray tip.
Where do I use the Emer-Clad Reinforcement Tape?
You can use the Emer-Clad Reinforcement Tape for wall and floor junctions, over cracks, and anywhere else you wish to add tensile strength to the Emer-Clad Facade coating.
Do you have a clear, natural finish sealer for masonry and stone surfaces to prevent water ingress?
Yes Emer-Proof Silane Sealer is a clear, penetrating, water repelling sealer that provides a clear natural finish to the substrate while also allowing it to breathe.
Do you have a product that can resist the passage of moisture for an internal basement wall?
Emer-Proof Vapour Control can be used on bare surfaces to control the transition of liquid moisture and can withstand up to 250Kpa of hydrostatic pressure.
Can you mix part bags of Emer-Patch Repair mortars?
It is recommended that full bags be mixed, however for applications where smaller quantities of product are required, experienced applicators may elect to mix half bags by weighing out (the correct quantity of product) and mixing with half the recommended quantity of water. In doing so the contractor accepts the risk of any off-ratio mixing. Agitate the dry product before weighing out to minimise any segregation. Reliable scales should be used to weigh out individual components.