Resene AquaShield mineral effect
Point Cook is an outer suburb of Melbourne, approximately 25km southwest from Melbourne’s CBD.
Many houses in Point Cook are rendered – it is a definite trend of this particular geographic location.
However, a lot of homes are rendered with colour put into the render by the tradesman. Coloured render is not waterproof and can easily get unsightly marks from flashings etc. which stain the render and make it look unattractive very quickly.
Coloured render is open and porous and can also attract dirt particles which are then difficult to remove.
Resene AquaShield is a mineral coating with a flat appearance, giving the same look as render, but with the advantages of waterproofing and ‘self-cleaning’. This means that over time any dirt that accumulates on the surface will simply wash away with rain.
It is still a good idea to wash down the surface every 12 – 18 months, especially in beach/saltwater areas, to increase the longevity of the coating.
However, dirt particles will wash off very easily, particularly compared to a rendered surface only.
Additional waterproofing properties can be achieved by using a first coat of Resene Aquapel which is a fully penetrating sealer to add to the longevity of the system.
AquaShield is an acrylic (water-based) product which is very easy to apply and available in a range of neutral tones and can bring a sad looking rendered facade back to life very easily.
Resene AquaShield is ideal for highly stressed weather-exposed facades, with typical uses on:
- Concrete block;
- Fibrous cement;
- Natural stone;
- Poured concrete;
- Stucco; and
- Tilt slab.