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APPLICATION

I called the spray-on-paint company after seeing their ad on TV and was told I couldn't purchase their product because they told me I would not be able to apply it myself. I told them I was planning on hiring a professional painter. Why is it that I can apply Liquid Ceramic® or hire someone to do it for me? So if I can do it myself, should I? What's the best way to apply ANY exterior wall coating? Will Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating cover any surface? What guidelines are available for proper application? How long does it take to apply?

PRODUCT PROPERTIES

Exactly how well does it seal out moisture and mold? We all know house paint will eventually crack, peel and flake. Why isn't this the case with Liquid Ceramic®? I read somewhere that the ceramic will make my paint brittle. Any truth to that?

TINTING QUESTIONS

Will Liquid Ceramic®tint to any color? Is it available in different bases?

PRODUCT QUESTIONS

Is there a national organization that gives its "stamp of approval" to Liquid Ceramic®? Once applied, what does the final job look like? Is Liquid Ceramic® toxic? Does it have any true waterproofing qualities? How does this compare to similar products on the market? What types of finish does Liquid Ceramic® have?

OTHER QUESTIONS

Are there insulating qualities to Liquid Ceramic®? I have a brick home. What would the advantages be in coating my home with Liquid Ceramic®? I have a beach home. Does Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating hold up on beachfront areas? Are there other products like Liquid Ceramic®? What about other "ceramic-filled" house paints? I'm an architect. Do you have written specifications available on Liquid Ceramic®?

I called the spray-on-paint company after seeing their ad on TV and was told I couldn't purchase their product because they told me I would not be able to apply it myself. I told them I was planning on hiring a professional painter. Why is it that I can apply Liquid Ceramic® or hire someone to do it for me? Back to top ^
Because we want you to have the best product on your house REGARDLESS of who applies it. Our business is selling the product, not applying it. The real reason they don't do this is because they don't have the opportunity to charge you $20,000.00 to paint your house with their "special" product, which really isn't that special. If you thought buying a new car caused sticker shock, wait until their pressure salesman presents you with a super-discount-today-only SPECIAL that will have you crying all the way to the finance company. Call us before you sign anything! You'll save thousands, and WE MEAN THOUSANDS, of dollars.

So if I can do it myself, should I? Back to top ^
Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coat can be applied by homeowners, either by brush, roller or sprayer. If spraying, we recommend a 3,000-3,300 psi spray unit with a tungsten tip. Most homeowners don't own heavy-duty paint sprayers, so we recommend hiring a professional if spraying is desired.

What's the best way to apply ANY exterior wall coating? Back to top ^
Any professional will tell you that the product must be WORKED into the substrate, therefore, brushing and rolling are the best methods. On the other hand, spraying an exterior house paint or coating is the quickest and gives the best finished look (i.e. no brush or roller marks). Spraying requires the ability to apply the product consistently, so again, we recommend you hire a professional.

Will Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating cover any surface? Back to top ^
Just about. We don't recommend its use on glass. However, it goes over all wood and aggregate substrates, Masonite®, brick, stone, cement, cement block, cementitious fiber, such as Hardiplank®, even some types of vinyl siding as well as aluminum siding. If there's ever any doubt, do what you would normally do with any house paint or coating: test an area first before applying it to the entire job.

What guidelines are available for proper application? Back to top ^
Master Painters Institute (MPI) application methods are the guideline for substrate analysis, preparation and application. Industry standards suggest that professional assistance be obtained before committing to standard, common, unique and otherwise variant jobsite projects. All surfaces must be clean, dry and sound. The utmost care must be demonstrated when analyzing and preparing substrates for application.

How long does it take to apply? Back to top ^
An overall job using Liquid Ceramic® would take about the same amount of time as would be taken to apply paint. It is a two-coat process (two coats of Liquid Ceramic®, both tinted to the same color). Drying time on the first coat is approximately four hours, subject to temperate and humidity conditions. Additional time should be allocated for spray washing as well as any priming on raw wood, cedar, etc., as necessary.

PRODUCT PROPERTIES

Exactly how well does it seal out moisture and mold? Back to top ^
Although Liquid Ceramic® is water resistant, moisture vapor, like air, can penetrate into Liquid Ceramic® because of its ideal perm (breathability) rate of 20. With this high rate though, moisture will not "rest" inside the product as air flow continues. Therefore, mold and mildew have a very hard time growing on the product.

We all know house paint will eventually crack, peel and flake. Why isn't this the case with Liquid Ceramic®? Back to top ^
Liquid Ceramic® is a unique blend of the highest quality resins and proprietary components. The slow cure rate, coupled with its elastomeric properties, high perm and high build create what we feel is the best formula on the market.

I read somewhere that the ceramic will make my paint brittle. Any truth to that? Back to top ^
Liquid Ceramic® is an elastomeric product, as defined by the Master Painter's Institute (www.paintinfo.com). People assume, because it has ceramic microspheres and ceramic particulate, that it will be brittle like a sink or bathtub. That's simply not the case. If ceramic was brittle, it wouldn't be used to cover space shuttles and rocket heads. But because it sounds like it might have some truth to it, the rumor persists. There has never been an instance of Liquid Ceramic®cracking, either due to brittleness or drying out. It will not crack, peel, flake or chalk and that's a matter of fact.

TINTING QUESTIONS

Will Liquid Ceramic®tint to any color? Back to top ^
Almost. We don't recommend tinting to extremely dark colors, because the strong tint-to-product ratio may cause a breakdown in the performance of the product. (However, this is true of most house paints in general. The more a product is tinted, the less the product will perform as was originally intended.) We don't recommend tinting where the colorant exceeds eight percent (8%) of the total volume, or about 10.25 ounces of colorant per gallon. This should take care of over 95% of the most commonly used colors.

Is it available in different bases? Back to top ^
Yes. Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating is available in four different bases: Pastel, Medium, Deep and Accent. With these bases, the coating can be tinted to virtually any color that paint can be tinted. Our Tint Formula Guide is based on using 888 Universal Machine Colorants dispensed in 48th's of an ounce.

PRODUCT QUESTIONS

Is there a national organization that gives its "stamp of approval" to Liquid Ceramic®? Back to top ^
Not per se. Our product is manufactured in Canada by a company listed on the Master Painters Institute (MPI), which is dedicated to the establishment of quality standards and quality assurance in the architectural painting and coating application industries. It's origin goes back to 1890. Our factory's products are listed under their Canadian counterpart names on the Approved List of Products (see www.paintinfo.com for listing) issued by MPI.

Once applied, what does the final job look like? Back to top ^
Beautiful! Liquid Ceramic® has the same "finished look" and curb appeal as a high quality house paint, but it will last and last, even 3-5 times longer than ordinary house paint. The exterior coating has a semi-gloss sheen.

Is Liquid Ceramic® toxic? Back to top ^
Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating is environmentally friendly with a VOC (volatile organic compounds) level under 101 g/L. It is categorized as a "green" product.

Does it have any true waterproofing qualities? Back to top ^
Yes. Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating stops water penetration but breathes at one of the highest rates in the industry. Most house paints and coatings have a perm rate between 2 and 7. Liquid Ceramic® also has a perfect perm (breathing) rate of 20. A high perm is important to the longevity of any paint or coating, but a perm rate that's too high, over 30 for example, may cause water to penetrate your walls cause wood rot and allow for the growth of mold and mildew.

How does this compare to similar products on the market? Back to top ^
We believe our Exterior Wall Coating is the best coating you can put on your house. Others have tried to duplicate it and have not succeeded. If you are comparing, be sure to ask for actual cases of other products performing well (not cracking, peeling, flaking, etc.) on buildings for 30 years or more. Otherwise, you're likely to find someone calling their product the "original" when it just came out a few years ago!

What types of finish does Liquid Ceramic® have? Back to top ^
Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating has a satin finish to it - - a small amount of gloss, just enough to allow the rain water to work towards keeping the exterior of your home or building beautiful.

OTHER QUESTIONS

Are there insulating qualities to Liquid Ceramic®? Back to top ^
We do not sell our products as insulators. In a simple demonstration we performed, we coated a glass panel with two coats of Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating and another one with two coats of ordinary house paint and allowed both to dry. We then measured the amount of BTU's flowing through each. Our product showed three times the energy flow reduction, as measured in BTU's, as compared to two coats of ordinary house paint. Caution: this is not a claim that you will save on your energy bill. Some customers have claimed energy savings, however, no official study has been conducted to assert any claim about energy savings.

I have a brick home. What would the advantages be in coating my home with Liquid Ceramic®? Back to top ^
First, it will beautify the home. Second, even though brick is an insulator itself, it absorbs quite a bit of the sun's UV rays during the day. On summer nights, when you want your home cool, the heat continues to release itself into your home, causing your air conditioning system to run continuously. Always choose a lighter color to reflect more of the heat. Some Liquid Ceramic® customers have actually experienced some energy savings (see TESTIMONIALS at left), however, it is not sold as an insulation. Caution: this is not a claim that you will save on your energy bill. Some customers have claimed energy savings, however, no official study has been conducted to assert any claim about energy savings.

When coating Liquid Ceramic® on brick surfaces, most likely you'd want a white or beige color because of its appeal. Plus, as with any house paint or coating, the lighter the color, more of the sun's rays will be reflected.

I have a beach home. Does Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating hold up on beachfront areas? Back to top ^
Yes. The product was developed in the Pacific Northwest where buildings and homes are subjected to harsh weather. It is ideal as a coating for homes near the beach where it is resistant to high winds, salty air and the effects of wind-blown sand.

Are there other products like Liquid Ceramic®? Back to top ^
Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coating stands alone in terms of high performance architectural coatings. No other company can match its unique formula. In fact, many companies use Liquid Ceramic® as the benchmark in making comparisons. Other company's products have little, or no, ceramic content, so some ceramic powders will be added prior to application. There are a multitude of coatings with vinyl and other plastics as the main ingredient, but these products haven't shown the longevity or the energy flow resistance of Liquid Ceramic®. Most paint manufacturers have a "premium" brand, but when put up against Liquid Ceramic®, they stand pale in comparison. Finally, Liquid Ceramic International, Inc. holds the only registered trademark to "Liquid Ceramic®." We have the 40+ year product experience and the ASTM testing that supports what we advertise.

What about other "ceramic-filled" house paints? Back to top ^
There are other ceramic-filled paints on the market, however, none have the history and integrity of Liquid Ceramic®. Although these ceramic additives may claim some insulating factor to the existing paint, they do nothing to increase the durability, breathability, or bonding characteristics. Plus, ceramic additivies may void the warranty of the original paint manufacturer. The Original Liquid Ceramic® possesses all of these quality characteristics. Our ceramic content is part of our formula, not an afterthought.

I'm an architect. Do you have written specifications available on Liquid Ceramic®? Back to top ^
Yes. Click Here for the Word Doc format

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