For this lovely cottage in Essex, the exterior façade needed refreshing and protecting. The best solution for this was to use SILOKSAN ANTI-CARB which protects concrete from carbonation caused by carbon dioxide and deterioration caused by moisture. SILKOSAN ANTI-CARB in Honeydew, from the Teknos Colour Mode range, covered most of the concrete walls while the bottom was painted in RAL 9005 black which finished off the transformation perfectly. SILOKSAN GEL was mixed into the solution, enhancing the emulsion’s protective and adhesive qualities. Alison Dempsey, home owner, says, “The cottage is a work in progress but I am delighted with the transformation so far! SILOKSAN ANTI-CARB is a dream to use and the colour we chose is perfect!”
Based in Westray, one of the Orkney Islands in Scotland, this storehouse is in a coastal position 100 metres from the shore and exposed to the elements. It is important to protect it against extreme weather and sea spray so that it is still standing proud in this beautiful but harsh landscape, for many years to come. SILOKSAN FAÇADE, a highly breathable and water-repellent paint, was the best choice for this building. Not only does the surface of the paint film repel water, it withstands harsh climates, UV rays and heat. SILOKSAN GEL was used to improve the water-repellent qualities of the substrate by preventing rain and splash water from penetrating into the structures. Michael Wilkins painted the storehouse with the help of two friends, he says, “Teknos’ Technical Sales Manager offered fantastic advice when choosing SILOKSAN. Luckily we picked a good day to paint; it was easy to apply and the results look great!”.