A façade allows for vast expression in the design of a building often setting the scene for a new theme or look. A&I Coatings have focused heavily on the protection of façade substrates and now supply Vitreflon – the hallmark of colour stable coatings, into the worldwide market.
Facades can be comprised of a range of different substrates which all have one thing in common; they all need to be protected from the elements in one way or another
Two of the factors involved in facade coating are:
• Protection of the substrate from moisture by the primer and build coat
• Decorative and protective role of the topcoat.
A number of types of building materials are used for facades. Some of the main ones are…
• Compressed fibre cement
• Metal and Aluminium composite panel
• Glass reinforced concrete
All the above elements can be coated for aesthetics and durability in a range of different coating systems. Select the type of substrate you intend to coat below…