Texture coating is an acrylic latex high build coating that is used on various interior and exterior surfaces. The texture is ideal for disguising rough or irregular surfaces, with various tints available to suit your home.
Benefits of Texture Coating
Texture coating creates a protective barrier that shields your wall’s surface from harsh weather, preventing damage that can quickly devalue your property.
Texture coating is known for its ability to improve the façade of your home by hiding imperfections, thanks to being thicker than conventional paints. Additionally, texture coating is available in a range of colours, making it easy to find the perfect match for your home.
Texture coating allows the walls of your property to breathe while remaining water resistant. This means any built-up moisture or dampness on the interior walls dissipates in the form of vapour, and will not accumulate to become a breeding ground for microbes.
#4. Long lasting
When making an investment in your home, you want to be sure that it’ll last. Texture coating is designed to last for up to 25 years, which is far longer than paint. You’ll be able to retain that “just painted” look for years!
By improving the exterior appearance, you will undoubtedly improve the value of your home and its overall street appeal.
Texture coating expands and contracts with your home’s movement, meaning cracks and gaps can be bridged.
#7. Highly resistant to mould, mildew and algae
Further protect your home from damage thanks to the fungicidal ingredients present in texture coating, which help to prohibit foreign growth.
#8. Saves time and money on labour
When you apply texture coating yourself, it eliminates the need to hire labour and allows you to work according to your own schedule.
#9. Energy efficiency
Texture coating absorbs heat and wards off ultraviolet rays, thereby keeping the temperature of your home lower and reducing your energy bills. The thick protective layer also prevents cold air from entering your home. Ordinary paint, on the other hand, absorbs the sun’s UV rays and transfers it into the home’s interior.
Any surface dirt can easily be removed with light washing, without damaging the texture coating.
#11. All-weather application
Some masonry paints can only be applied during specific seasons, but texture coating application can be done anytime of year, except for in high winds or heavy rain.
How to Apply Texture Coating
One of the best things about texture coating is that anyone can apply it on their home, without having to hire tradesmen. Here’s exactly how to get the job done yourself:
#1. Inspect your home’s exterior
The first thing you need to do is know what you’re working with. Check for any damaged areas which might affect your application – remember that texture coating won’t be effective on a damaged or exposed area. Next, dig a trench at least 30cm away from your house and 15cm deep. This will eliminate any chance of foundation decay and prevent moisture intrusion once the texture coating is applied.
#2. Clean and repair
It’s important to thoroughly clean your home before applying texture coating. This can easily be done with a simple water and detergent mix, or if a deeper clean is needed, using a pressure washing device. Remove mould, loose paint, dirt, stains and any other debris, so that the texture coating has a clean surface to adhere to. Repair any damaged areas you come across, and make sure to use the same material as the original if repairing any area to allow for a cohesive, seamless appearance once the texture coating has been applied.
#3. Protect and prime
Cover any surrounding plants with drop cloths, place plastic sheets or newspaper over your windows and doors and secure them with tape. Now that the surrounding areas have been protected from staining, apply the primer material. A power sprayer will make it a lot easier to apply the first coating. Use a sweeping motion to ensure an even coating, and let it dry for a few hours.
Apply texture coating
Once your primer dries, apply your texture coating material. Use short and even strokes instead of broad sweeps. Again, let it dry for a few hours, after which you can remove all the plastic and newspaper covers from the surrounding areas.
Texture coating protects and beautifies your home, and is a more long-lasting solution than simply painting over any of your home’s imperfections. Additionally, texture coating can easily be completed over the weekend as a home improvement project, eliminating the need to hire a team of tradies. Just make sure you’re working with high-quality texture coating materials from a reliable local manufacturer, and follow the above steps to quickly improve the value of your home.