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Procoat Systems Coatings Division: Are you Clear on Lead Paint Abatement?

ProCoat - March 26, 2013

Are you facing a paint job which requires lead abatement? If so you may not be aware of what is required of you before beginning the job. With environmental concerns becoming more and more important, you should be aware of the different certifications and requirement you need prior to starting the job. The EPA link below talks in detail about the regulations and requirements for performing proper lead abatement. For more information about proper handling of lead-based paint abatement CLICK HERE.

Procoat Systems: Waterproofing

ProCoat - March 25, 2013

Procoat Systems WaterproofingHYDRO ACTIVE® Cut Hot Shot Cartridge is hydrophobic polyurethane that comes complete with cartridge, dasher rod and nozzle. It is designed to fill large voids such as rock fissures, gravel layers, joints/cracks in concrete structures and for the cut-off of gushing water with high pressure and speed.
• Sealing larger volume leaks thru concrete cracks and fissures
• Filling voids
• Stabilizing soil or gravel
• Tunneling applications
At ProCoat Systems, we carry polyurethane grouts that you can use on the go. Whether you’re in a pinch or you have a small job, the above kits will get the job done!
On the go De Neef Solutions!
Pipe Plug Kit is a unique product for sealing electrical conduits and other irregular annular spaces. It’s a self-contained kit that has everything you need to apply.
The kit holds rubber gloves, 16oz of Combi Grout, batting and Flex Cat Activator. The kit has enough material to seal the inside of a 4” diameter pipe
• Free foam expansion 15 times initial volume
• No volatile solvents & Non-Flammable
• No measuring needed.
• Used for Electrical Conduits and Filling Irregular Spaces

Paint and Coatings: PPG Introduces Its NASCAR “PowerHorse” for 2013

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Paint and Coatings PPG Introduces Its NASCAR “PowerHorse” for 2013

With fierce competition amongst the top paint manufactures in the country, PPG Pittsburgh Paints has brought their name to the track. In such a competitive market, many manufacturers market through sponsorship of some of the best racecar drivers in the world. Why should PPG Pittsburgh Paints be any different? Paul Menard, driving for Richard Childers Racing in NASCAR’s top series carries the Pittsburgh Paints name on his #27 car every week for 9 months on national television. Help cheer on Paul Menard and Pittsburgh Paints every Sunday, and hold on tight!!

Procoat Systems Waterproofing: Carlisle to Pecora Crossover for Deck Coatings

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In the late fall of 2012, Pecora Corporation acquired Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing Inc.’s deck coating line. The move allows both companies to concentrate on core focuses. With the move, Carlisle passes its attention away from residential waterproofing while allowing Pecora to give an option to customers for a trusted elastomeric deck coating. The agreement between the two allows the product to have the same consistencies and formulas to have an accurate crossover. At ProCoat Systems, we have welcomed the new addition to Pecora with open arms. Below is a crossover reference to help answer any questions.

Pecora Product Name Carlisle Product Name Description

Pecora Dynatrol II <-> CCW 201 – Two-Component Urethane Joint Sealant

Pecora P-808 <-> CCW 557 – Two-Part Epoxy Primer

Pecora 802T <-> CCW 501T – Detail Coat

Pecora Deck 802 <-> CCW 501 – Base Coat

Pecora Deck 802SP <-> CCW 501SP – Self-Priming Base Coat

Pecora Deck 804 <-> CCW 502 – Intermediate Coat

Pecora Deck 806 Desert Tan (530) <-> CCW 503 Desert Tan – Desert Tan Top Coat


Pecora Deck 806 Beige Grey (525) <-> CCW 503 Beige – Beige Grey Top Coat

Pecora Deck 806 Stone Grey (535) <-> CCW 503 Stone Grey – Stone Grey Top Coat

Pecora Deck 806 Arizona Tan (P-50) <-> CCW 503 Arizona Tan – Arizona Tan Top Coat

Pecora Deck 806 Colonial Grey (P-49) <-> CCW 503 Colonial Grey – Colonial Grey Top Coat

Pecora Deck P-810 <-> CCW 554 – Single-Component Interlaminary Primer

Pecora Deck 850 <-> CCW 599 – Deck Coating Accelerator


From Waterproofing: Carsisle Miradrain Drainage Composites

ProCoat - March 11, 2013

From Waterproofing Carsisle Miradrain Drainage Composites

At ProCoat Systems, we carry Carlisle’s Miradrain Drainage Composites. All Miradrain drainage composites are available in 4’ x 50’ rolls.

  • Miradrain 2000 is an economical drainage mat for shallow depth foundation walls. With an intermediate flow rate and compression strength, Miradrain 2000 is practical for residential and light commercial applications.
  • Miradrain 6000/6200 is the industry standard for high-flow, high compressive strength vertical single sided applications. Miradrain 6200 is used over MiraDri membranes.
  • Miradrain 9000 is for high-compressive strength for horizontal applications. The Miradrain 9000 limits the occurrence of the fabric meshing into the drainage channel by having a high-strength woven geotextile fabric. Its features give the rolls popular use among plaza decks, parking decks and split slab.
  • Miradrain 9800 is the heavyweight non-woven geotextile fabric offers preventing small particles of soil clogging drainage channels. Miradrain 9800 is ideal for green roofs, planters and landscaping.

Miradrain Comparison Chart

Miradrain 2000 Miradrain 6000/6200 Miradrain 9000 Miradrain 9800
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Geotextile Fabric





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Installed Horizontally





Please contact Forrest or Sam in the office if you would like more information or samples.



From Stucco and Stone

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What is Continuous Insulation?

Everyone is talking about it. It’s required by ASHRAE 90.1-2004. It diminishes the negative effects of thermal bridging. But what is it? The Buildings Energy Code website defines Continuous Insulation as “insulation that runs continuously over structural members and is free of significant thermal bridging”.

We know, based on previous discussions that it is vital to the life cycle of your building to properly protect it from air and moisture intrusion but if you’re asking why a thermal blanket – continuous insulation – is needed, you’ve come to the right place. Different climate zones in the US, as mandated by ASHRAE 90.1-2004, require specific R-values to meet the minimum prescriptive values for insulation. Climate zones 3 and up all have a minimum requirement for CI in addition to the R-13 requirement for batt insulation.

Sto Corporation offers a full range of air barriers and moisture barrier products to protect your building from moisture intrusion and air leakage. According to Energy Star, sealing the building envelope is one of the most cost effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of a building. Installing air barrier systems delivers significant energy savings in both hot and cold climates, and helps improve indoor air quality. Sto’s fluid applied membrane is an air barrier and wall moisture barrier that is structural and continuous, so it won’t rip or tear away from the sheathing like traditional sheet housewraps or building wraps.

In one of our trade show demos, we show the positive effects CI has on a structure. A sample was created as a triangle – one side, standard EIFS, the second, a standard siding application, and the third, a placeholder for heat lamps to demonstrate the true effects. Once the lights are turned on and a significant amount of heat fills the interior of the sample, we can clearly see the CI working in real time.

At max temperature of 120 degrees F, the sample clearly outlines how EIFS (bottom right) provides a thermal blanket for your building.

CI is the proven solution for long term energy savings and is the most effective way to insulate the building envelope.

the right finish for the job. Long walls with light sources at either end are often difficult to touch-up, as are walls with surface imperfections.

In these cases, use a flatter finish. It will be more forgiving with surface and touch-up flaws.

From Paint and Coatings / Avoiding Touch-Up Problems

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Paint touch-up is a common source of problems on job sites, often because of changes in environmental factors such as temperature.

You can spot and correct problems before they occur, however, by using the tips below.


Temperature changes between coats can cause touch-up coats to be lighter or darker than your last finish coat, especially when you work in temperatures that fall between 40 and 60 degrees. Typically, touch-up coats will be lighter in color if they are applied when the temperature is 10 degrees cooler than the initial application. If the reverse is true, the touch-up coat will appear darker. Color differences with warmer temperatures—over 60 degrees—are less predictable. Problems may still occur, but they can also be caused by factors such as faster film drying and/or dry brushing.

How to Avoid

Take care to apply touch-up coats in temperature conditions as close as possible to those during your initial finish coat application. To avoid dealing with wide swings in temperatures, apply paint only when temperatures are above 50 degrees.

Porous Surfaces

Touch-up problems can also occur with porous surfaces, particularly with high-sheen eggshells and higher gloss finishes. Because unprimed porous substrates absorb more of the paint, they leave less of a sheen or gloss. Always apply a second topcoat to make sure you achieve the look you want. Without this second coat, any subsequent touch-up will be noticeable and affect the sheen or gloss you want to achieve.

Poor color hiding can be mistaken for a problem with touch-up. When unpainted, unprimed surfaces are coated with white or transparent colors, gaps are possible.

With these kinds of surfaces and colors, remember to always apply two topcoats over a primer sealer in order to achieve the best hiding.

How to Avoid

Use a primer on all porous surfaces, to make sure they are sealed properly. When you are making drastic color changes or using a white or jewel tone, use a pigmented primer to augment the hiding of the topcoat.

Time Interval

Different paint types require different amounts of time to finish. As a result, the amount of time between the application of your finish coat and touch-up can affect how well these two coats blend together.

Alkyd paints, for example, sometimes require several weeks to reach their final appearance, while latex paints need much less time.

A good rule of thumb to follow: the higher the sheen and gloss you use, the longer the time you will need to allow your paint to completely dry and set.

Certain paint ingredients are slow to evaporate, and—depending on temperature and humidity conditions—need more time to escape from the film.

How to Avoid

Allow at least two weeks for touch-up coats to dry thoroughly, before judging whether you need to re-apply.

Application Methods

When you use different application methods with the same paint job, touch-up problems can occur. For example, if you use an airless sprayer or roller for your initial application and apply touch-up with a brush, differences in the paint film’s profile may be noticeable.

Avoiding Touch-Up Problems

Roller naps leave an obviously different surface profile than brushes. When light reflects off these profiles, the resulting reflection causes a difference in the sheen or color—which is why different paint formulations use specific ingredients for their flow and leveling properties.

Touch-up marks also can be noticed when there is a significant difference in the film thickness of the touch-up and the initial application. The difference is often visible, particularly with higher-sheen finishes.

How to Avoid

Save some of the paint you use at each job site specifically for touch-up purposes. Remember to use the same types of tools to apply them (such as the same size roller nap or brush).

With airless sprays, spray some of the paint through your gun and store it for later use.

When applying, take care not to use too much paint. You can minimize the difference by lightly feathering out the touch-up with a short nap roller. Take care to never “dry brush” or “dry roll.”

Additional Prevention Tips

Make sure that your selected topcoat is the right finish for the job. Long walls with light sources at either end are often difficult to touch-up, as are walls with surface imperfections.

In these cases, use a flatter finish. It will be more forgiving with surface and touch-up flaws.

From the Stucco / Stone / Paver division

ProCoat - March 4, 2013

Oh là là!!! What a Beautiful Place  ProCoat Systems is proud to announce the grand opening of our remodel showroom, adding a touch of class with our addition of the Belgard Hardscapes line of pavers and outdoor living accessories. Everyone here at ProCoat Systems is very excited about the addition of this line. Belgard is the national leader in producing paver products. Since 1995, a nationwide network of Oldcastle manufacturing facilities has produced Belgard interlocking pavers, paving stone and garden wall products. These products include the traditional and antiqued paver and wall series. Belgard products have a long history of successful applications on thousands of residential and commercial projects throughout the United States and Canada. Please stop by our showroom at 4343 Holly Street in Denver, CO to learn more about this great line and take a peak at what could be your next backyard project.

From the Stucco Stone Paver division

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The Color Sense Game

From Paint and Coatings DivisionEveryone knows how hard it can be selecting color for your next painting project. With so many factors to think about, the process can be overwhelming. PPG Voice of Color has found a way to make this process a little bit easier. Take a moment to try the PPG color sense game at the link below. It only takes about 5 minutes and will open your eyes to what colors best fit your personality.  Click Here  for more information about The Voice of Color.

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