Water transports dirt and plant spores onto materials, leading to the weathering and the degradation of buildings. Therefore it’s necessary to weatherproof them whilst letting them “breathe”. Moisture must be eradicated from the materials. Many products on the market place form films and then retain the moisture in the walls!
The thinness of our water repellent and oil repellent provides them with “breathing” properties. Once applied and dried onto a porous mineral material, the moisture can be removed from the material, which leads to its healthiness. Our high quality protection, complying with the latest standards, will weatherproof every porous mineral surface without changing its initial aspect. No change of hue, no shining effect, no wet aspect.
Our permanent objective is to maintain the initial aspect of treated materials. Many heritage-listed buildings have been treated with our products since 1995. This is the guarantee of the strict specifications regarding the performance and durability of our products.
Water-oil repellentOur water-oil repellent not only weatherproofs the materials treated but provides them with new properties. They also become protected against grease and stains. The protection reduces oil penetration into the material as well as grease, wine, coffee… These new properties substantially facilitate cleaning works of protected surfaces. This actually reduces maintenance costs. Got to our water-oil repellents.
The most accessible surfaces of our architectural heritage are regularly polluted by graffiti.
Our anti-graffiti protections are also micro-breathable, invisible and semi-permanent.
Only a chemical cleaning removes the protection. Mono-component, they are easier to implement.
WhitewashWhitewashing has been used since the Greek and Roman ages ! The colored whitewash La Patine Pelicoat, range is made of calcium carbonate. It can be spread directly on every kind of mineral surface. Neither primer, nor fixative is needed. La Patine PELICOAT is a breathable decorative product. Its high coverage capacities confers to the surface a natural stone aspect already after the first layer. Its thinness shows off the grain of the stone which provides the final result of natural stone unlike mineral paints. Our color chart will meet your needs for natural stone and bricks.
Masonry water repellent
Any building construction suffers from moisture and water issues like infiltration of ground water : capillary rise. Those occur through non insulated walls. The water can rise into the wall up to 1,50m. Their effects are actually harmful : air moisture, development of fungi and bacteria, wall covering tear, odors…
Our damp-proof system once injected into the wall provides a barrier against rising damp when there is no damp-proof protection or when the existing damp-proof device has failed. The treated walls will gradually dry out and sanitize. These products are available in solvent based or water based version