From the Resene News – issue 3/2003
Locked in lime - Nelson residential subdivision
As commercial home builders, Jennian Homes recognise the need to ensure that there are no delays or nasty surprises at the end of the building process for new home owners. While this assurance may cost a little more upfront in terms of time and materials, the initial investment is paid back with interest when one calculates the benefits.
An extensive Nelson residential subdivision features an array of modern homes with plaster exteriors, each protected with Resene Limelock. Lime remains highly mobile within a plaster finish and can move through the paint system leaving unsightly lime staining marks on the exterior paintwork. To eliminate this risk, a first coat of Resene Limelock cure and seal has been applied to each home before overcoating in two coats of Resene X-200 weathertight membrane.
Resene Limelock is designed to be applied soon after the plasterer has finished their work and to be quickly overcoated with standard Resene paint systems, reducing the traditional seven day downtime between plastering and painting. For the astute this means that a building can be plastered and painted quickly with focused attention before work starts on the next, with the added benefit that Resene Limelock locks in free lime in the substrate preventing the risk of lime staining.
In short, one extra coat upfront of Resene Limelock over fresh plaster substrates is amply rewarded by better protection and a quicker finish to exterior painting, a clear example that often the deceptively longer route is actually the true shortcut.
Building Contractor: Simon Collett, Jennian Homes
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