Every six months, you should
inspect the caulking around your windows, doorsexterior outlet boxes and
wherever a deck or balcony meets a finished wall system. If the sealant
appears to be in good condition, check it again in six months. If there
is cracking, pulling away from the finish or extreme shrinkage, you will
need to reapply the sealant before damage occurs. Use an approved sealant
or contact us. If the walls are stained or discolored, follow the following
Our finishes are dirt-resistant, however if the surface needs
cleaning, use a mild detergent solution. Never use any cleaning
materials which contain solvents. First rinse the surface
with plain clean water to remove surface dirt, then apply the cleanser
using a soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly.
Set the nozzle pressure for 300-500psi (2000-3400kPa) and use cold water.
Frequent power washing, power washing at excessive pressure, or power
washing with hot water should be avoided since such actions might result
in premature deteroriation of the Finish Coat.
Removing Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are living organisms consisting of a root system an a
"bloom" which must be completely removed or killed to stop growth.
To kill the roots and remove the bloom, use a fungus and algae remover
designed specifically for that purpose. If you are unsure of whether the
product you have selected is suitable for your walls, first test it on
a small area. Cold water power washing alone will remove the bloom but
may drive roots deeper into the finish and produce stronger, healthier
growth. Avoid the use of phosphate-based cleaners such as TSP (trisodium
phosphate) when cleaning mold and mildew. Although TSP and other phosphate
based cleaners may be useful for removing dirt, mold and mildew actually
thrive on phosphates.
Mildew Stain Removal
If stains remain after mold and mildew removal, apply a solution of one
part household bleach to 20 parts clean water to the wall with a soft
bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove all traces
of bleach solution.
Effloresence is a crystalline and typically white salt-like deposit that
may occur on the finish surface, causing the finish to appear bleached
or spotted; the wall may seem to lose color in that area. This condition
is usually addressed by dry brushing the affected area and then flushing
the surface with a garden hose to remove all dislodged salts.
Refinishing/Recoloring the Walls
If you wish to change the color of your walls, or if they require reconditioning,
a compatible finish or coating should be used. Although you will probably
be able to apply the brushed-on or rolled-on coatings designed for color
changes yourself, the finishes used for reconditioning should be applied
by trained professionals. Contact us for the coatings or for a quote on
Damage to the Walls
You can avoid damage to the walls by taking a few precautions.
Hold grass, bushes and trees away from the house to avoid bumping with
mowers and abrasion caused by branches rubbing across the surface. Before
propping a ladder against the side of the house, pad the ends in order
to avoid scarring or denting the walls. Do not allwo motorized weed cutters
to come in contact with the walls.
If damage, such as a puncture of the system does occur, contact us for
a quote to repair the system