Waterproofing balconies throw up their own raft of problems and we strongly suggest you contact one of our time served paint specialists for advice as…
Firstly, the degree of anti-slip coating and floor paint required is something that will need to be calculated to make sure you have complete protection. This will be governed by the exposure to weather and varying factors need to be taken into consideration. For example if your balcony has a solid wall preventing driving rain or open railings allowing rain, ice and pooling water also if it is westerly facing or not you may have to consider a different product to that if none of these factors were in place.
Another factor which needs to be considered is the exposure to the costal weather with salt in the air as this may have an impact on the suitable balcony waterproofing paint you require.
Secondly there is the feasibility of applying the balcony floor paint coatings as access to the property for the tenants whilst the paint (often 3 to 4 coats) is drying may cause an issue. Also paint dries a lot slower as the temperature drops, many stop curing below 5 degrees C. If the paint dries too quickly, the contractor is unable to lay the coating, If it is too slow, disruption to the tenants is increased.
Balcony Coatings UK
Balcony paint systems will waterproof, seal and protect walkways against light to medium pedestrian and manually wheeled traffic. These high-performance, hard wearing and heavy-duty floor paints can add years of protection against the elements on surfaces where pooled water can be commonplace. In sealing gaps, cracks and small holes, balcony floor coatings will prevent the substrate’s penetration from water, snow, sleet, ice and moisture – adding longevity and durability to balcony walkways on housing developments, private commercial properties, hotels and leisure centres, and factory external access points and fire escape routes.
Balcony walkways are frequently exposed to harsh cleaning materials, as algae, moss, and bird droppings are cleaned on periodic maintenance checks. Balcony flooring restoration and rejuvenation products available to buy at Promain offer chemical resistance to these liquids and will help prevent discolouration of the concrete or stone from bleaching.
Balcony Repair and Waterproof Coatings
These balcony waterproofing systems can be applied as liquids - protecting around downpipes, external pipe casings, rainwater outlets and protrusions better than sheet materials had previously been able to. For balcony repair projects, it is recommended before applying the floor sealer that any ‘less than superficial’ damage – more substantial than hairline cracks, divots, impact or potholes – are repaired with a suitable concrete repair product.
The added flexibility of these balcony paints means that as well as offering anti-slip and anti-skid properties, they will not split under increased pedestrian traffic load – nor will they degrade on high-build balcony walkways from UV exposure during long, hot summer months, and gale-force winds and snowstorms over the autumn and winter months. Seaside and coastal locations’ increased salt levels in the air are protected against, too.
Prior to applying any balcony paint system, the downtime must be taken into consideration for access. All products will contain full details of drying times, when they can be recoated and the recommended temperature for optimal application coverage. If you have any questions or concerns about the balcony floor systems available to buy at Promain, please contact a member of our technical support team.
Balcony Non Slip Coatings
A good-quality balcony deck coating will have had slip tests done during the manufacture stage. These tests are universal and are done under laboratory conditions using a pendulum testing machine. The machine uses a rubber shoe which is attached to an arm that swings. It records the amount of distance the shoe moves across the surface in various wet and dry conditions. The shorter the distance, the higher the value of slip resistance.
The results are calculated under the title of PTV (Pendulum Test Value) and are rated as follows:
- Low Slip Potential: +36
- Moderate Slip Potential: 25-35
- High Slip Potential: 0-24
This figure can be dramatically improved with anti-slip coatings, stains and additives supplied by Promain. Anti-Slip additives on a basic level are grit that is sprinkled on the first layer of paint to provide an abrasive surface that is supplied in various grain densities. This can really help to prevent accidents to keep your family or business users safe whatever the application. The actual rating of the PTV cannot be guaranteed. This will depend on the type of application and the material it is applied upon.
UK’s Leading Balcony Coating Supplier
When you are looking to buy balcony coatings be sure to buy from Promain Paint, the UK’s leading balcony coating suppliers. Our team has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all types of balcony coating, whether you are looking to repair or waterproof your balcony, you can rest assured that we have your needs covered. What’s more when you choose to buy balcony coatings from Promian you can trust all of our products are available at great prices.
Why Choose Promain for Balcony Coatings
Promain has tried to find a range of anti-slip private and public balcony coatings that not only are long lasting and offer high performance, but are suitable for every budget and also easy to apply, let’s face it this is what we deal with on a daily basis.
Two-pack water based products such as Rustoleum Pegasol Quartz or high performance coating such as Sigma Shield 1090, a two-part flint reinforced solvent free polymine cure epoxy offer a fantastic all round solution to balcony waterproofing. Scotchkote Urethane PU 846 offers performance and extremely good colour retention. If you would like to discuss these and many other points of floor paint and coatings in greater depth please speak to our technical department at Promain as they will guide you through the pros and cons of tackling balcony coatings, waterproofing and surface painting.
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As technical experts, when it comes to balcony coatings, we understand that they need to be robust and strong enough to withstand constant high traffic levels as well as exposure to the elements. It’s also important that the balcony paints maintain a clean and tidy appearance, ensuring it’s easy for users to see and stays clear. At Promain, we ensure that all of these points are paramount when it comes to providing our balcony coatings and paints to our customers.
All of our products incorporate the latest technology and techniques, this is to make sure that we deliver professional products that are efficient and value for money. Our range of balcony paint products is extensive and aims to cover all needs and requirements, we have got you covered.
Should you require any guidance on the balcony coating products that we provide, feel free to contact the Promain team today. Our technical team is fully equipped with all of the necessary knowledge when it comes to choosing the right balcony coatings for your requirements. We can always be on hand and are here to provide you with the guidance and advice that you need. So what are you waiting for, call Promain today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Balcony CoatingsDoes my balcony need to be waterproofed?
The fact of the matter is that if you want to keep your home safe and the people you love safe, then getting your balcony waterproofed is essential. This is especially true if your balcony is wood framed as these balconies experience a higher rate of failure than others.How can I seal my balcony?
Use a paint brush to seal the edges and perimeter of the balcony. Seal between banister posts and railings and make sure to cover all visible areas of the concrete. Use a paint roller to apply the sealer to the rest of the balcony, painting yourself off the balcony and into the house as you go.How can you clean your balcony in preparation for the waterproofing?
For a proper waterproofing, you should carefully perform some preliminary tasks. Otherwise even the best waterproofing system could fail.
For an efficient work, before the waterproofing process of a terrace (this case) or a roof, follow this steps:
- clean the substrate;
- examine the surfaces to be waterproofed;
- prepare the surfaces;
- check and renovate the joints and the wells;
- proceed to the waterproofing of joints and drains.
These operations require attention and ability but we are sure that it will be much clearer and easier to understand how to proceed before performing a waterproofing work thanks to the details we are providing.What balcony primer is required?
Without priming, your balcony floor will absorb the paint at different rates, resulting in an uneven paint finish. Priming fills in the small pores and grain of the floor, resulting in a flat surface that will not absorb extra paint or moisture from rain or spills, which can lead to mould and rotting.