How to Save Your Coastal Home from Brittle, Under-Bound Walls
Cement plaster is a common material used for the interior and exterior of buildings. It is cost effective and durable; if appliedcorrectly. Under-bound plaster will begin to produce dust and deteriorate quickly. This is especially true for coastal homes which are prone to deterioration as a result of moisture in the air.
But don’t tear the Cape Dutch Style wall down just yet; there is another way to save the masonry:using a water-based acrylic sealant which is able to penetrate into the plaster to regain its strength.
This can salvage the integrity of the masonry and cement plaster without having to start over. Using the proper productscan keep your building project within budget and assure that they remain in top maintenance for many years to come.
A good acrylic sealer should be alkali resistant so that it can be placed on concrete or powdery surfaces. The alkali resistance means the concrete draws in the sealant to bind the concrete and repel moisture. The seal is non-toxic and non-flammable, so to further protect your home from damage. As a result of the product drawing into the surface it may take on a milky white hue. It is, however, ready for any topcoat or paint you wish to use.
A proper sealer must also have a layer that protects the surface from staining caused by water that freeze and thaws continuously.
All you need to do is dust off any particles on the surface and roll, spray or paint the acrylic sealer onto the cement plaster. It must be allowed time to dry properly, for at least half an hour, to be effective. It has a milky white finish for a perky, light look that when given a white top coat will reflect the sea and sun from your bright coastal walls.
A proper, well designed product will prepares the surface so much that it will be ready for a fresh coat of paint, restoring your coastal home to its former glory!