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Midas Earthcote Roof & Floor Paint

20 Feb

Midas Earthcote Floor Paint

THE most essential step involved when applying floor paint is correct preparation. It is important that all floor surfaces be prepared in the recommended manner. This usually involves ensuring that floors are oil and grease free before applying floor paint.

Midas Earthcote Floor Paint is a tough water-based polyurethane floor paint that dries to a satin finish. It can be used for both exterior and interior surfaces and can be applied to new or previously painted floors where medium wear and tear resistance is required.

Application: Thoroughly stir and apply a minimum of two coats of Midas Earthcote Floor Paint to prepared surfaces using a brush, roller or spray at the stipulated spread rates. Allow to dry before over-coating.

Midas Earthcote also offers a unique floor paint called Stoep Paint. This is a tough, roll-on floor paint that dries to a gloss finish. It can be used for both exterior and interior surfaces.

Application: Prepare surfaces thoroughly, removing all oils and grease etc. with Granoprep; apply two finishing coats of Stoep Paint. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

Midas Earthcote Roof Paint

When it come to roof paint, most would turn to a product that is both waterproof and fade-resistant. Midas Earthcote offers three varieties of roof paint – one of which is even acid rain-resistant.

Midas Earthcote Acrylic Roof Paint is a medium strength, acrylic-based roof paint that is fade-resistant and dries to a matt finish. Midaroof is a premium quality, pure acrylic roof paint that is fade-resistant and acid rain-resistant.

Bituminous Aluminium, on the other hand, is our solvent-based, bituminous solution pigmented with aluminium paste for protection of bitumen waterproofing systems.

Roof Paint Application:

All roof paint is for exterior use only and application is the same across all products. An important part of the preparation process is to degrease galvanized metal surfaces with Galvanised Iron Pre-cleaner. Thereafter one coat of the recommended primer should be applied followed by two finishing coats of your chosen roof paint. As always, one should strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

Woodcote: Varnish for wooden based surfaces

8 Feb

WOODCOTE: Sunscreen for wooden surfaces

WITH the summer rays relentlessly beating down on those of us currently living in the southern hemisphere, it’s essential to apply some protection. For humans, we have sunscreen; for wood, there’s Woodcote.

Varnish is the sunscreen of the wooden world, and applying this to exterior wooden based surfaces is essential for protecting them from the elements – especially harmful UV rays. For long-lasting UV protection, it is recommended to apply a timber preservative. This deeply penetrative, nourishing wax and oil-based preservative has been especially designed for hard woods.

For exterior wooden based surfaces, Midas Paints offers both a classic outdoor varnish and a quick-drying variety. The former is an extra durable, solvent-based, UV resistant treatment with long-lasting active protective ingredients. Quickdry Outdoor Varnish is a water-based timber treatment that provides excellent coverage without concealing the grain. It has been designed for outdoor use, but can also be used indoors.

Woodcote Colour Range
Woodcote Colour Ranges

Indoor varnish has similar properties to outdoor varieties. It too is an extra durable, solvent-based treatment with long-lasting active protective ingredients that is UV resistant. Midas Paints’ indoor varnish does, however, offer a greater aesthetic appeal as it dries to a satin or gloss finish.

For trims, ceilings, wooden furniture and other low traffic areas, a general purpose varnish is available. Midas Paints’ Multi-Purpose Varnish is for both exterior and interior use.

Product Application:

Application of Woodcote products is fairly standard. Wooden based surfaces should always be thoroughly prepared before applying one primer coat of your chosen varnish – reduced 10% with mineral turpentine. This should be followed by two finishing coats of your Woodcote product. It is also always recommended that one strictly follows all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

Natureplast: Specialist, textured product range

6 Feb

NATUREPLAST: Colour with Texture

NATUREPLAST is a specialist, textured Midas Paints product. It can be used for both exterior and interior use and offers a textured finish in an earthly brown colour. The Natureplast product range is divided into Natureplast Suede Stone, Natureplast Scracth and Natureplast Trowel. It is strongly recommended that trained and skilled applicators are employed to apply this specialist, textured product range.

NATUREPLAST SUEDE STONE

Product Descriptor: A fine-textured, pigmented coating. Applied to a thickness of 2mm, Natureplast Suede Stone dries to an ultra-matt finish with the look of fine sandpaper.

Product Application: Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended fine aggregate primer. Natureplast Suede Stone is then trowel applied in one or two applications to achieve the correct thickness. Natureplast Suede Stone can be sealed with a Natureplast Acrylic Glaze Coat if required. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

NATUREPLAST SCRATCH

Product Descriptor: A pitted, scratch-textured coating applied randomly or in a striated pattern. The scratch indentations in this 0.5-1mm product are more pitted and finer.

Product Application: Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended fine aggregate primer. Natureplast Scratch is then trowel applied. Natureplast Scratch can be sealed with a Natureplast Acrylic Glaze Coat, if required. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

NATUREPLAST TROWEL

Product Descriptor: A pitted, scratch-textured coating applied randomly or in a striated pattern. The scratch indentations in this 1.5-2mm product are a more pronounced, textured, pitted finish.

Product Application: Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one coat of the recommended course aggregate primer. Natureplast Trowel is then trowel applied. Natureplast Trowel can be sealed with a Natureplast Acrylic Glaze Coat, if required. Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

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Triplon Low Maintenance Paint System

1 Feb

TRIPLON: A durable, self-cleansing, low maintenance paint system

TRIPLON is the Rolls Royce of low maintenance coatings. It is ideal for coastal buildings or high-rises that need a robust, low maintenance paint solution.

Triplon is a self-cleaning paint system for harsh climatic conditions and environmentally challenging applications. It is often applied to high rise buildings in the CBD or to buildings near the coast.

Triplon was used to coat the prestigious Marina Apartments situated at the V&A Waterfront close to the CBD in Cape Town. The apartment buildings needed a durable, long-term coatings solution that would endure both coastal weather and urban air pollutants.

“Midas has responded to the needs of the construction industry with a range of specialist coatings, each addressing a different need. The Triplon 2000 system is unique”, says Mike Vadas, MD of Midas Earthcote.

Marina Apartments Cape Town

Triplon was used to coat the prestigious Marina Apartments at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (Photo: File)

The Triplon 2000 low maintenance exterior coating system can be supplied in either a smooth or a profiled finish and can be custom mixed in any colour. Triplon 2000P is often used to cover hairline cracks and slight surface defects, or for aesthetic reasons.

“This is a paint system that not only lasts, but also does a great job of covering hairline cracks and reducing mildew and fungal growth, while providing uniquely high UV resistance”, says Vadas.

Triplon comes with a guarantee of up to 15 years and is water-resistance, dirt-resistance and fungi-resistant. “The system … stays clean and good looking for many years longer than most regular coatings”, says Vadas.

Triplon is currently one of Midas Paints’ highest-demand products, which is understandable due to its ultra-low maintenance, self-cleaning, anti-microbial and durability factors.

Product Application:
Prepare surfaces thoroughly; apply one primer coat of Triplon 2000S reduced 10% with Triplon Thinners followed by two finishing coats of Triplon. Note: Triplon 2000P must be over-coated with Triplon 2000S . Strictly follow all the manufacturer’s instructions and allow the correct drying times between coats.

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The Green Filter Paint Evaluator

21 Dec

GREEN FILTER: Evaluating the VOC content of your paint

AS part of the new Green Revolution, it’s become increasingly important to rethink all aspects of how we choose to live. This includes evaluating how we choose to paint our homes.

Conventional paint contains some nasty stuff – chemicals that are damaging to the environment and to our health. Glycol, APEO and Formaldehyde are all potentially hazardous chemical ingredients that are conventionally used as drying time retarders, preservatives and stabilisers.

These chemicals are known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can be irritating to the eyes and nose and damaging to the lungs. They also contribute to poor air quality.

The entire product range at Midas is called Envirolite. Each and every one of these products are vetted through the green filter. Paint & Place stores throughout South Africa provide these green filters, which can be used to evaluate your paint before purchase.

Every tin of Paint & Place paint will have a label on it stipulating whether the paint contains Zero VOC, Minimal VOC, Low VOC or Medium VOC, allowing you to make an environmentally conscious choice. Lookout for these on your next visit. To find a Paint & Place near you, try using our Store Locator.

The Green Filter: VOC Paint Evaluator

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