Bold, vivid architectural designs attract passersby, making it essential they retain their colorful intent. When choosing an exterior cladding material, it is paramount to specify a material with a coating system that contains a variety of weatherability and aesthetics properties to ensure a long-lasting design.
Lumiflon FEVE resin based coatings are touted as one of the most versatile and reliable coatings systems available. These coatings also meet the rigorous standards of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) for use on metal extrusions and panels.
The Gladeville Elementary School in Galax, VA is another example of a school building that uses a standing seam metal roof system. Many building owners look to these roof systems because of their durability, versatility and longevity, however, the baked-on finishes are usually the first component of standing seam metal roofs to fail. Instead of a cost-intensive replacement, many building owners seek a professional recoating. In the case of the Gladeville Elementary School, All-Tech Coatings contractors were able to achieve a factory-like finish using PPG’s Coraflon ADS coating with Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin – which has been proven to outperform similar coatings systems.
Testing of waterbased FEVE based coatings has been ongoing in the US for the last several years. Test systems have included waterbased 1K for light industrial, air dry touch-up paint, roof coatings, and even wood coatings as well waterbased 2K systems for DTM and industrial applications. This excerpt focuses on 2K waterbased systems.
When the roof of this luxury estate in Marshfield, Vermont began experiencing a premature coating failure, All-Tech Coatings, specialty coatings division of All-Tech Decorating, was chosen for the restoration. Using a coatings system with PPG’s Coraflon ADS with Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer technology, All-Tech Coatings was able to achieve a factory-like finish that boasts superior weatherability and ultraviolet degradation resistance.