This articles explains what exactly constitutes a breathable paint and where these paints can be used.
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Paints have been an important part of human life since the very beginnings of civilization with cave paintings being used for education and decoration as long as 40,000 years ago. Since the development of sophisticated construction techniques, such as the use of lime in the last 6000 years, paint has also been used to try and protect and preserve these buildings.
Using the wrong decorating product for your property can not only damage the building but also the environment and your health.
BEECK Mineral Paints have been around for more than 100 years, they are technically superb coatings in terms of durability, your health, the environment, and building protection.
Ready-to-use waterglass paint for mineral facades, especially for recoatable lime and lime based cement plasters, porous natural stone, lime sandstone and brick, see Surface and Pretreatment. Extremely silicifi- cation-active and of classical mineral nature. Non-film forming. Available in more than 300 non-fading mineral color tones.
Economic, highly UV-resistant silicate based renovation paint to mineralise the surface of synthetic resin treated facades.
Buildings such as these are constructed using solid walls with two skins of (sometimes) dressed stone with a rubble core fill between. They are unlikely to contain damp-proof courses and will always contain varying degrees of moisture, dependant on the time of year and the overall condition of the fabric, i.e. how good is the pointing?
In our experience the two biggest culprits of damp in old buildings are cement and modern, synthetic based paints, so if your property is built in the “traditional” manner, as solid composite masonry, and suffering from damp as a result of modern paint coating/s it could well be that stripping the paint may be the only realistic option open to you.
You may not know that most paints and finishes are made from chemicals that are toxic and irritating to humans and animals. Here are just a few: