Elastocolor Tonachino Plus is a fibre-reinforced elastomeric coating which, thanks to its high elasticity, including at low temperatures, has the capacity to follow and absorb small deformations in substrates. Also, the fibres contained in the product form an interwoven strengthening matrix, similar to “non-woven” fabric, with the capacity to withstand deformations in the coating and to hide any hairline cracks in the finishing layer.
Mapei Elastocolor Tonachino Plus is best suited as a fibre-reinforced, rustic effect coating for all new, old or painted surfaces, surfaces with hairline cracks, or surfaces in areas where particular local climatic conditions facilitate the growth of algae and mould.
Some application examples include the decorating all types of cementitious or lime-based render, the decorating of façades with hairline cracks, including façades with old paintwork (check suitability beforehand). It is also suitable for decorating façades deteriorated by algae and mould, including façades with old paintwork (check suitability beforehand). Mapei Elastocolor Tonachino Plus can also be used for coating façades with thermal insulation systems, repairing the top layer of old textured coatings, including those with hairline cracks, applied over external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS).
Due to it's anti fungal properties, Mapei Elastocolor Tonachino Plus is ideal for the decorating of north-facing façades. Elastocolor Tonachino Plus also contains silicone resins, which give substrates high water repellence combined with good vapour permeability. The combined action of the silicone and elastomeric acrylic polymers form a film with exceptional adhesion, strength, protection, durability and colour stability and very low dirt pick-up.
Before applying Elastocolor Tonachino Plus, always make sure that new surfaces and areas patched up with repair mortar are well cured, perfectly cohesive and dry.
Remove all traces of oil and grease from the surface and any parts which are not well adhered. Seal all cracks and repair any deteriorated areas. Seal porosity and even out the surface of the substrate with mortar and skimming compound from the Building Products range.
The application cycle for façades may vary according to the following:
Before carrying out the operations described above, thoroughly clean all surfaces with Silancolor Cleaner Plus. Apply Silancolor Cleaner Plus over the entire surface of the substrate with a lowpressure manual sprayer or by brush, making sure it penetrates deep down into the substrate. After application, wait a few minutes while it reacts. Then remove all mildew, mould and algae with a brush while the surface is still damp. Apply Silancolor Cleaner Plus several times to help it penetrate deeper into the substrate. Once the substrate is perfectly dry, apply Silancolor Primer Plus and leave it to dry for approximately 12-24 hours.
Façades requiring resistance to the growth of mould and algae: apply Silancolor Primer Plus and leave it to dry for approximately 12-24 hours.
Elastocolor Tonachino Plus is supplied ready to use and just needs to be thoroughly mixed with a drill at low speed. Apply Elastocolor Tonachino Plus with a stainless steel or plastic float over a specific primer. It can be also applied by spray with suitable tools. The protection cycle comprises the application of one coat of Elastocolor Tonachino Plus.
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.