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Facade Finish Mimics Terra Cotta

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Architectural finisher Linetec has introduced an exterior paint designed to give wall systems the look and feel of natural terra cotta.

The finish uses a 70 percent PVDF resin-based coating for high-level performance in an exterior environment and a texture additive to help replicate the natural feel of terra cotta.

While the finish does not replicate the properties and design elements of terra cotta, it "looks and feels like the real thing" on wall panels—and "at a cost that may better fit projects where terra cotta is desired, but cannot be afforded," says Linetec Vice President Jon Close.

Linetec terra cotta finish

Linetec says the finish provides a lighter-weight, customizable alternative to natural terra cotta.

According to Close, aluminum wall panels painted with the terra-cotta finish are lighter than natural terra cotta and can be delivered in a shorter time frame. Four color choices are available.

Linetec says the finish meets the requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 2605-13, "Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels."

Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels - See more at: http://www.aamanet.org/blogpost/2/27/55/building-standards/113/coatings-arent-just-for-candy#sthash.jrIVpCXM.dpuf

"These architectural finishes are tested to exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals," according to Linetec. 

Wisconsin-based Linetec is one of the nation’s largest paint and anodize finishers, and the largest independent architectural finisher.

More information: www.linetec.com.


Tagged categories: Building Envelope Technologies Inc.; Building facades; Decorative finishes; Design; Linetec

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