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Best paint for protecting exterior walls exposed to weather which offers 5-6 years life expectancy and natural colours.
Permaplast long-life weatherproof coating is a super quality acrylic copolymer paint that is formulated to give a tough, flexible, smooth finish offering maximum protection of walls and masonry against severe tropical weather. Crown Permaplast contains a special fungicide to resist attack by mould and algae, ideal for use on coastal and high-rise properties.
First registered in 1979, Permaplast was only introduced five years later after satisfactory completion of rigorous exposure tests under the toughest conditions along Kenya’s coastline.
Characteristics: Manufactured from finest quality, carefully selected light fast pigments, finely ground in a fine particle size pure acrylic emulsion medium. Offers excellent surface penetration.
Advantages: Smooth sheen finish which discourages the collection of dust, industrial pollution and other contamination, so surfaces coated with Permaplast stay clean longer than matt emulsion paints, thereby requiring less frequent decoration. Good hiding power, quick drying and easy to apply. No primer required on new and previously painted (sound) surfaces. Allows new walls, still containing moisture to breathe/dry out. Excellent fungicidal resistance. Good flexibility and durable.
Finish: Low sheen.
Application: By brush roller, conventional or airless spray equipment.
Thinning: Supplied ready for use. However, on new, bare porous and rough surfaces and for spray application Crown Permaplast should be thinned with clean water. Avoid overthinning as this will affect the opacity. Stir well before use.
Drying times: Re-coatable after 4 hours.
Spreading capacity: 13-15 m2/l. Rates of 10-12 m2/l can be expected on cement rendered walls but spreading capacity will be considerably reduced when coating rough textured surfaces.
Equipment cleaner: Water and household detergent.
Colour range: White, soft white, cream, buttermilk, magnolia, ivory, and can be supplied to order in a range of additional pastel colours.
Pack sizes: 1 litre, 4 litres and 20 litres.
Availability: From Crown Depots in Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa and through Crown Stockists.
New work: Prepare surfaces (refer appropriate surface data sheet) Apply 3 coats Crown Permaplast
Previously painted surfaces – sound condition: Prepare surface. Apply two coats Crown Permaplast. One full coat may be sufficient when re-coating a sound surface of the same shade.
Previously painted surfaces – unsound condition: Remove all loose and flaking material down to a firm base, where necessary removing all previous decorations down to the original building fabric. (Refer surface preparation data sheet sp1). Apply 1 coat Crown Penetrating Primer. Apply a minimum of 2 coats Crown Permaplast.
Old and loosely bound walls; lime washed cement painted distempered etc.: In those cases where the condition of the walls has reached an advanced stage of deterioration, the application of Permaplast, (or any other good quality paint) is not recommended. This also applies when wishing to overcoat whitewash/limewash or similar forms of cheap decoration and in those cases where the plaster or building fabric is crumbling. Unless the wall can be re-plastered, temporary redecoration with a similar low-grade material should be considered. This recommendation is especially appropriate in Kenya’s coastal regions.
For health & safety information, please refer to our Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)