Wall coatings are a modern alternative to masonry paint and come with many benefits including weather protection, never fade colours and the ability to stop penetrating damp. They also add value to a home.
The top benefit of a good wall coating is that it protects the walls from damage. It prevents issues such as water seepage, ice and cracking.
Protection From Elements
One of the main reasons people invest in a wall coating for their property is that it protects their walls from mould, mildew, weather and other issues which can cause damage to brick and render. This means they can save money on costly repair bills and live a more comfortable lifestyle.
A wall coating acts as a protective layer that stops moisture from penetrating the bricks, or even soaking through to the insulation inside the property. This helps prevent rising damp and the associated damage to internal decor, furnishings and health.
Reduces Regular Maintenance
Most homeowners will agree that a home’s exterior needs to be maintained on a regular basis. A fresh coat of paint can really brighten up a property and modern wall coatings also allow owners to add their own unique style and taste to their exterior walls.
A tin of normal masonry paint can be bought by anyone, however, an external wall coating is a specialist product that requires training and specialised equipment to apply. As a result, they are much more expensive than a tin of masonry paint.
Adds Aesthetic Value
Adding an exterior wall coating to your property is a great way to add value. This is because these coatings are available in a wide range of colours and can be used to hide or repair many common problems.
For example, blown rendering, crumbling pebble-dash, discoloured brickwork or hollow areas can be covered by a long-life wall coating to create a clean and modern finish to your home. Similarly, if you have an existing EIFS system, stucco or masonry surface then one of the many Sto textured coatings can be applied to achieve a mottled effect which will instantly increase your property’s value.
Wall coatings provide a robust barrier between the interior of a building and significant levels of moisture that could cause damage. It is a particularly good option for homes located in areas that are frequently affected by dampness.
Bricks are naturally porous and can be susceptible to penetrating damp. This is caused by rain impacting on a building’s walls and soaking in to saturate the brickwork. This can result in bricks becoming damaged and prone to spalling, which in turn weakens the structure of the property.