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4 Steps to Concrete Coating Success at Lower Temperatures

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Follow these four steps to ensure good results when you need to coat concrete when it’s cold. 1.Use elastomerics for thermal movement If a coated concrete wall is expected to withstand an unusual amount of thermal movement, elastomeric coatings will help to accommodate that movement and continue to provide a consistent protective film. Coating products…

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Coating Concrete When It’s Cold: What You Need to Know

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Sometimes a fast-track job calls for coating concrete in less than ideal circumstances. Here are some key considerations for cold-weather product selection and application: Water can be a problem Concrete exposed to repeated freezing and thawing can be damaged by water that enters the surface. If water fills a critical percentage of the concrete’s pore…

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The Best Coatings for Concrete in Cold Climates

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In our story, Coating Concrete When It’s Cold: What You Need to Know, we outlined the key things every commercial painting contractor needs to consider when taking on a job that requires coating concrete at lower temperatures. Here is our guide to the products that will give you the best results in these conditions. In…

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Coatings Choice Crucial on Chicago Condo Conversion Job

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the exterior of the vb1224 lofts project in Chicago

With high ceilings and expansive views, the VB 1224 Lofts project was the perfect space for a condominium conversion. But transforming an abandoned paper mill in Chicago’s West Loop into a showcase of contemporary loft living would not be a simple task. The challenge: Deteriorating substrates An exterior inspection found significant deterioration of the eight-story…

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