- is essential in maintaining the water tightness and longevity of
all cladding systems.
Regular cleaning -
(at least annually) of the paint coating is required to remove grime,
dirt and organic growth and to maximize the life and appearance of
the coating. Grime may be removed by brushing with a soft brush, warm
water and detergent.
If you would like to better understand the type of monolithic plaster cladding systems read our 'Monolithic Cladding ' page.
Paint system must be re coated at approximately 5-7 year intervals in
accordance with Plaster system manufacturers instructions.
- must be made to ensure that all aspects of the cladding system,
including the coating system, plaster, flashings and any control
joins, cladding to ground clearances remain in a waterproof
Any cracks, damaged areas
or areas showing signs of deterioration, build-up of gardens next to
cladding which would allow moisture ingress, must be
Repair and Maintenance
to look for;
where water can get into the framing, and
signs that water has already got in are:
cracks, loose plaster, loose fixings, joints that have separated,
around joinery, anywhere where the sealing has failed, or any area
where water can pool against or soak into cladding.
staining and other visible water damage.
(white chalky substance) at junctions or cracks.
moss or colour degradation.
or fading of paintwork, or bubbling or peeling of wallpaper.
Levels of damage:
Cracks under 1mm wide
can be painted over using an Elastomeric Paint after correct
preparation and cleaning of the affected area.
Cracks over 1mm
require filling with a Dap MS Elastomeric Sealant and then repainted
with elastomeric paint.
Significant cracks or
damage require the plaster system to be ground off and reinforcing
fibreglass mesh fixed and plastered over.