Here Are Some Great Reasons to Choose Snowcem Exterior Masonry Paint
- Tried and proven with more than 50 years history.
Snowcem Exterior Masonry Paint has been around since the 1950’s its tried and tested and works.
- Many examples of Snowcem applications exceeding 25 years
Snowcem Paint can last for decades. Even the powder paint can last for years if stored correctly.
- Available as super white or a range of subtle shades and colours
Snowcem comes in a range of suble natural colours as well as the most popular colour white.
- Use on external brickwork, block work, stone, concrete, render, plaster and GRC
Snpwcem will work on nearly all masonry surfaces. You can apply it straight onto newly plastered/rendered walls because Snowcems cement content binds straight to the surface and because Snowcem contains no plastics, Polymers or other solvents is completely breathable and allows the moisture in the fresh plaster to pass straight through as it dries.
- Snowcem Paint likes damp conditions and the surface does not need to be dry before application.
Snowcem contains no plastics, Polymers or other solvents and is completely breathable with an SD value of less the 0.5. It allows any moisture in the wall to pass straight through as it dries and will not peel or flake.
- Forms a hard, tough, impact resistant and durable surface
Snowcem contains cement and because of this once it has fully cured it forms a really tough hard surface.
- Waterproofs, yet highly breathable.
When Snowcem Paint has fully cured it is completely waterproof but highly breathable this is because it contains no polymers to trap moisture between the paint and the wall surface. Moisture is allowed to pass straight through the paint under hydro-static pressure and escape into the atmosphere and because Snowcem becomes so hard when it has cured it doesn’t allow moisture to pass through from the atmosphere into the wall.
- Works to preserve thermal U value of substrate, by keeping it dry
Snowcem is unique in that it draws moisture from the wall to dry. This curing process reduces the moisture content of you walls and helps keep them warm.
- Does not fail by peeling or flaking
Snowcem Paint contains no Plastics, Polymers or other Solvents which reduce the ability of the paint to breath. Moisture doesn’t get trapped behind the paint and cause it to peel, flake or blister.
- Increases in strength over time, due to cement particle hydration
Snowcem paint grows stronger with time and the elements. It uses moisture from the walls surface or rain to cure over time finally becoming extremely hard and durable.
- Greater adhesion than other paints, typically 2 N/mm2
Because Snowcem contains cement which is chemically compatible with all masonry surfaces it creates a bond to the surface much stronger than a polymer based paint. Polymer paints are chemically incompatible with masonry and so do not bond well to a masonry surface.
- Ideal for extreme weather environments, including coastal locations.
Because Snowcem Paint is so tough and breathable its perfect for use in harsh weather conditions and coastal locations where the cold, damp and wind are just not compatible with polymer based paints.
- Alkaline base that resists mould, algae and moss.
Snowcem Paints cement content is naturally alkaline and resists the growth of mould, algae and moss especially in damp or low light conditions.
- Suitable for all buildings and structures (home, farms, offices, hospitals, hotels and other buildings and structures
Snowcem looks good on all buildings both old and new and is an excellent alternative to Lime washes on heritage or listed buildings. Is perfect for buildings without a damp course. including Barns, Retaining walls and basements.
- Safe for Animals.
Because Snowcem is completely natural and contains no man made plastics, polymers or solvents and contains 0% VOC’s its safe to use around animals. Great for farm buildings, Stables, Dog Kennels and Catteries in fact Snowcem can be used anywhere animals can come into direct contact with the paint.
- Snowcem Paint is Environmentally Friendly.
Snowcem Paint is completely natural and contains no man made plastics, polymers or solvents and contains 0% VOC’s. So makes a great alternative to Polymer based plastic paints. Which in the end will find there way into the environment and water ways. For those people looking to make an environmentally friendly choice in their paint, Snowcem is the perfect choice. And because its supplied as a powder rather than a liquid, you are not transporting water which also reduces Snowcems environmental impact.
- Snowcem Paint is Naturally Fire Proof.
Because Snowcem is completely natural and contains no man made plastics, polymers or solvents and contains 0% VOC’s it is completely fireproof and not fire resistant. Other paints will use fire retardant chemicals in their ingredients to make them retardant to fire. But.Snowcem exterior Masonry paint is naturally fire proof and has been certified for use in London Underground.
- Specified by architects and supplied to Transport For London/London Underground Limited for buildings and stations, for example.
Snowcem Exterior Masonry Paint has been used for decades on projects large and small. From tiny crofters cottages on the Outer Hebrides to London Bridge. Snowcem is suitable for all your exterior painting projects.