Resene Sandtex - Mediterranean effect

Resene Sandtex is a tough waterborne textured spray finish for beautifying and protecting concrete structures. It has a fine texture of 150 microns and is often used recreate the texture of natural sandstone. Inherently durable, it may also be used to create lightly textured effects. The fine texture is available in two grades - standard and superfine - so you can select the appropriate texture for your project.

Commonly used in both exterior and interior applications. Resene Sandtex is ideal for use when disguising surface imperfections, however the texture is too fine for use as a monolithic finish over beveled edge fibre cement.

Resene Sandtex may be applied by roller, spray or brush. A popular brush application method is to crows foot the coating, applying it by wide brush in a criss cross pattern to give a tactile brushed Mediterranean look.

Resene Sandtex should always be used with a basecoat of Resene Lumbersider (see Data Sheet D34) tinted to the Resene Sandtex topcoat colour to ensure uniformity of the finish. Some applicators may find it easier to apply a fine coat of Resene Sandtex so that the subsequent coat of Resene Sandtex will have something to grip onto.

Resene Sandtex Standard and Superfine are available in most colours from the Resene Total Colour System - minimum batch size may apply for some colours.

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Resene Sandtex spray Resene Sandtex crows foot Resene Sandtex Superfine crows foot Resene Sandtex Superfine spray

Product Data Sheet: D71

Specify: One-Line Specification section 20e/i

Specifying tips:
In all cases, a standard panel should first be prepared by the applicator and approved by clients/specifiers. This standard should be used to ensure the texture achieved is to the agreed panel.

Resene Limelock (see Data Sheet D809) is a preparatory coating designed to cure and seal cementitious surfaces by retaining moisture necessary to achieve cure and trapping free lime, minimising downtime between the completion of plastering and commencement of painting.

View a physical sample of this product in the Resene Architectural Sample Box - contact your Resene representative to view.

Resene Sandtex is Environmental Choice approved.

View Resene Sandtex project examples online:

Auckland City Hospital

Bethlehem College

Ibis Hotel

Lakeside Apartments

More Resene projects are available for viewing in the Products in Action gallery.

View relevant Architects Memos:
Architects Memo February 2004 fit for purpose
Architects Memo May 2003 leaky buildings - the role of coatings
Architects Memo October 1999 rough call - lightweight cladding and monolithic finishes
Architects Memo April 1985 does your paint breathe?
Architects Memo September 1984 coating guarantees

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