Masonry Substrates and Coatings

LIME Does More Than Paint.

From new construction to repaints and restoration needs, LIME is capable of providing industry leading masonry installation, sealing, and restoration.

Around a custom property there can be many masonry-based substrates, and just like any other surface they turnover with time due to the elements. Whether it is brick siding, stamped concrete, or stone surfaces like accent pieces and flagstone, the scope of work varies from sidewalks to patios and fireplaces, and LIME has the expertise to assess and advise you on a custom solution.

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Coatings run down:

Sealers and paints are the two types of coatings used for masonry systems. Determining the best solution will depend upon the desired outcome. For example, acid stains are great for esthetics but not as great for performance. Sealers are excellent for performance, and in some cases the right package consists of combining the two. Let a LIME advisor assist you on finding a custom solution for your project..

Tip: On a brick siding home, using a masonry primer is key to lock in the pores and provide a surface with integrity for the topcoat to adhere to. Once the bare brick surface has been coated with a masonry primer, using a high performance paint is the best solution.

Coating for esthetics and performance?

Just like any other substrate, masonry-based surfaces become porous in time and begin to crack and crumble. To prevent the elements from continuing to compromising the integrity of the masonry-based surface, masonry-based coating systems freeze this process.

Tip: There are many different sealer finishes, such as a wet look or satin, that provide esthetic appeal. However, you can apply a natural look that will result in a finish that is visually non-existent if you don’t want a sheen. You could even add traction additives to reduce the surface from being sleek.

Tuck-Pointing is key to Quality:

Prior to coating the masonry surface, restoring it and ensuring integrity in the substrate is key. When it comes to masonry-based systems, grout is important for sealing the joints so that water doesn’t cause failure. However, grout turns over in time, so re-establishing the grout system is important for performance - this is a standard maintenance item.

Tip: Applying a wet look finish over touch-up grout work can help minimize the color difference between the new grout tone and the existing grout that is already weathered.

Brick accents add style to a property:

From an esthetic standpoint, whether you’re updating interior or exterior walls, it is appealing to add brick to different features of a property. LIME’s designers, advisors, and craftsmen can help make this a reality for your space.

Tip: Esthetically, the front of a home or around a fireplace are popular areas to face-off with an accent brick. Talk about major curb appeal!

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