New barrier coating combats water & contamination

// the building envelope

PAREX has launched a new surface treatment which provides a highly protective “lotus leaf effect” breathable, weather-resistant coating to protect against water, mould, mildew, and other forms of environmental staining.

Environmentally-safe Paraguard is a water-based hydrophobic coating free of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) which penetrates render, masonry and timber surfaces to protect facades, creating an invisible barrier to repel water and provide lasting, permanent resistance to contaminants.
Rain water falling on treated surfaces forms globules and then rolls off without penetrating the substrate, effectively ‘washing off’ any other pollutants. Once Paraguard is applied, treated surfaces can be cleaned without affecting the performance of the coating.
Paraguard does not change the surface appearance, is non-film forming and is both UV and weather resistant. A clear liquid, it can be simply applied by brush, roller or airless spray gun.
Its qualities enable buildings to breathe while preventing rain or water penetration, yet allowing any moisture within the fabric of a building to migrate to the exterior.
The coating is suitable for both horizontal and vertical applications on new construction, retrofit and refurbished surfaces. It is ideal for protecting any external surface, particularly facades in coastal areas, highly exposed locations or where the wind-driven rain index ratings are ‘Severe’ or ‘Very Severe’.
Paraguard is available in 4.5 or 22.7 litre containers or 1,000 litre intermediate bulk containers (IBC’s).

Link to the new Paraguard video via the Parex home page – www.parex.co.uk

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