It improves key functionalities in a wide range of coatings, from durability in industrial coatings to performance of silicate paint
and other architectural coatings.
After contacting several stonemasons, Ian Mercer of Stone Central confirmed that as it was not a stone plaque, but actually pre-cast, all it needed was some mineral silicate paint
* Silicate paint
systems are based on an inorganic binder, usually potassium silicate or sodium silicate.(13) Hardening of these silicate compounds happens as a silicification process that includes chemical reaction with carbon dioxide from the air and with mineral components of the substrate (slaked lime or quartz).
Top coating is also easier compared to a silicate which may create popping and also adhesion failure because of high alkalinity on alkali silicate paint
. Shelf life of a zinc epoxy is far better than ethyl silicate.
The pair of coatings honored by GreenSpec are a mineral silicate paint
made by Keim Mineral Systems, a Lewes, DE-based company, and American Pride latex paint, which is produced by Southern Diversified Products, in cooperation with the University of Southern Mississippi.