An overall job using Liquid Ceramic® would take about the same amount of time as would be taken to apply paint. It is a two-coat process (two coats of Liquid Ceramic®, both tinted to the same color). Drying time on the first coat is approximately four hours, subject to temperate and humidity conditions. Additional time should be allocated for spray washing as well as any priming on raw wood, cedar, etc., as necessary.
Master Painters Institute (MPI) application methods are the guideline for substrate analysis, preparation and application. Industry standards suggest that professional assistance be obtained before committing to standard, common, unique and otherwise variant jobsite projects. All surfaces must be clean, dry and sound. The utmost care must be demonstrated when analyzing and preparing substrates for application.
Just about. We don’t recommend its use on glass. However, it goes over all wood and aggregate substrates, Masonite®, brick, stone, cement, cement block, cementitious fiber, such as Hardiplank®, even some types of vinyl siding as well as aluminum siding. If there’s ever any doubt, do what you would normally do with any house paint or coating: test an area first before applying it to the entire job.
Any professional will tell you that the product must be WORKED into the substrate, therefore, brushing and rolling are the best methods. On the other hand, spraying an exterior house paint or coating is the quickest and gives the best finished look (i.e. no brush or roller marks). Spraying requires the ability to apply the product consistently, so again, we recommend you hire a professional.
Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coat can be applied by homeowners, either by brush, roller or sprayer. If spraying, we recommend a 3,000-3,300 psi spray unit with a tungsten tip. Most homeowners don’t own heavy-duty paint sprayers, so we recommend hiring a professional if spraying is desired.
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