In my last week’s blog, I talked about a project we did in a residence in Seattle where our coating was used in a wall cladding application. I also mentioned that I would talk about some parameters that must be followed for a successful installation. I’ve listed the must dos below:
- Using a high quality latex primer, prime the substrate and allow it to dry.
- Take a soft rag with IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) and wipe down the OPACI-COAT coating
- Use only a neutral cure adhesive, i.e., Dow 795 or 995. If there’s any question here, please let me know and I can easily send you a list of compatibles.
- Use dime sized dollops of adhesive in a color that closely matches the color of the coating
- Allow the adhesive to cure at least 21 days before sealing the perimeter
- Never mix adhesives and sealants. If you start with 795, please stay with 795.
ICD also has a complete Wall Cladding Installation Guide that can be sent electronically to anyone that could benefit from this…all good stuff.