Summary of application
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Step 1: Removal of existing plaster and paint from the entire surface.
It is essential to remove the existing paint and plaster to expose the masonry walls and the concrete surfaces. Once the surface has been exposed, at least 3 to 4 days should be given to the surface to dry out.
Once the surface has been completely dried out, subsequent chemical treatment can be done. Incase there is an issue of salt bursts / exposure. The remedial solution for that should be followed first.
Step 2: Application of Waterproofing Membrane over the masonry and concrete surface
Over the exposed concrete and masonry surface apply a minimum of 2 coats of Waterproofing Membrane. Both the coats should be applied in an opposite right-angled direction (if the first coat is applied in a top to bottom direction, the second coat is to be applied in a left to right direction).
Step 3: Application of Plaster using Ressi SBR 5850 and Silmix
A plaster comprising of a good ratio should be applied over the wall area. It is recommended to add Ressi SBR 5850 and Silmix into the plaster mix. The recommended dosage of Ressi SBR 5850 and Silmix is 1 Ltr each to be added with the mix of every 50 KG bag of cement. Once the plaster has been applied and cured properly. Subsequent treatment can be done over the wall.
Note: the curing of the plaster / render is recommended by using a diluted solution of Silmix with Water (1:100) – (Silmix: Water). This will make the plaster / render surface further resistant to water ingress.
Step 4: application of Paint Guard 10,000C
Once the plastered surface has been cured properly, Paint Guard 10,000 C can be applied over it. It is a thin applied cementitious breathable plaster applied over thick plaster surfaces to give it a sooth finish. The suggested thickness should be at least 2mm. (Please refer to the product data sheet for further information). Once the surface of Paint Guard 10,000 C has been dried out, Paint can be applied over it. It is suggested to apply a good quality water-based paint over the surface of Paint Guard 10,000 C.