Paint Base
Description:
A gray based portland cement finish used to provide a stucco texture for projects specified for application of paint or elastomeric finishes.

Packaging:
Paint Base Exterior Stucco Finish is packaged in 90lb / 40.82 kg bags

Benefits:
Paint Base provides a cost effective, low maintenance coating for all portland cement substrates.  
Paint Base is an integral part of a conventional plaster one-hour fire assembly.

Sand Blends:
Coarse: Used for a heavy skip trowel, sand or dash finishes.  Coarse sands add greater depth and shadowing to stucco textures.

Medium: Special Order. Used for medium skip troweled textures, lighter sand finishes and semi-smooth southwestern textures.

Fine: Special Order. Used for semi-smooth or smooth finishes.  (Cracks are often a problem with smooth finishes.  These characteristics must always be discussed with the consumer before proceeding.)

Coverage:
Coverage will vary due to the desired texture. Use the following coverage estimates as a general guideline:
Sand Float – 12 to 15 sq yards, 10.6 – 13.3 sq meters
Skip trowel – 10 to 12 sq yards, 8.9 – 10.6 sq meters
Machine Dash – 6 to 8 sq yards, 5.3 – 7.12 sq meters

Mixing:
Paint Base Exterior Stucco Finish is mixed with clean water in a mechanical mixer for ten to twelve-minutes.  Two to three gallons of water are added until the mix is at a working consistency.  Amount of water may vary do to weather conditions and desired texture.  The contractor shall be consistent from batch to batch with the quantities of water.

Application:
Paint Base Exterior Stucco Finish shall be applied by hand or machine application to a finished thickness of 1/16 to 1/8 inch.

1. Hand Application over portland cement base- Prior to application of exterior stucco, the base coat shall be sprayed with clean water to control and equalize water absorption

2. Machine Application over portland cement base - Base coat shall be dry. (It is not necessary to spray the base coat before application of exterior stucco by machine, as the compound itself has ample moisture when mixed for this purpose.) Spray the first coat in a thin consistency over the dry surface and cover base coat completely.

After first coat has set, which may take two or more hours depending on climatic conditions, spray second coat in a thicker consistency and bring to the desired texture. Second coat may be sprayed the following day.

Curing:
Paint Base Exterior Stucco Finish requires moist curing in hot, dry or windy conditions.  Cementitious base coats and finishes are high pH surfaces.  When paint coating are applied before 28 days, follow manufacturers' recommendations for pH compatibility.

Limitations:
Do not apply when surface or ambient temperatures are at or below 40°F / 4.4°C or above 100°F / 34°C. Do not apply to surfaces that are contaminated with bond breakers, oils or other matter that may affect the performance of the product. Do not apply Paint Base Exterior Stucco Finish if conditions are expected to be above or below the specified temperature range within 24 hours of application. Do not add additional ingredients to Paint Base Exterior Stucco Finish without specific written approval from an authorized manufacturer of Western Blended Products.

Storage:
Paint Base Exterior Stucco Finish shall be kept indoors or if stored outdoors, shall be adequately covered to keep dry and be stored off the ground.

Applicable Standards, Specifications and Codes:
Portland Cement:  ASTM C150-93  (Changed white cement to portland)
Federal Specification SS-C-1960/3
Lime:  ASTM C207-92

Warranty:
Manufacturers or Western Blended Products (WBP) warrants its products to be of merchantable quality and suitable for the general purpose for which they were intended, when applied in accordance with WBP instructions.  Manufacturers of WBP do not warrant its products to be suitable for any purpose or use other than for which they were intended.  Liability under this warranty is limited to supplying new material without charge, or at manufacturers of WBP option, to a refund of the purchase price.  In the event of a claim under this warranty, written notice must be given to the originating plant of the WBP goods at the address shown hereon.  This limited warranty is issued and accepted in lieu of all other expressed warranties, and expressly excludes liability for consequential damages.  Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.


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