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Our wall stabilising solution stabilises friable mortar, hardens surfaces which have "gone soft" due to weathering and allows you to paint straight after re-rendering or pointing in preparation for the application of "Weatherflex". Improves adhesion and depth of colour finish.
Whatever the Weather
Available in a stunning range of contemporary colours from our “Lakes & Fells” collection, Weatherflex is a superior matt finish, exterior masonry paint, suitable for application to almost all types of masonry and mineral based surfaces. It has three key features:
Flexibility – The elasticity of the formulation imparts superior crack-bridging qualities during application and once cured, allows the waterproof exterior coating to move with the expansion and contraction of the substrate. This characteristic absorbs seasonal extremes of temperature and prevents unsightly flaking or delamination, providing better performance.
Durability – The materials which make up Weatherflex are carefully selected for their long-term performance, to create a waterproof masonry paint that performs in extreme conditions.
Breathability – Microporous finish keeps the water out, whilst allowing the substrate to “breathe” or evaporate moisture.
From day one, Weatherflex was focussed on performance, largely because it was part of a portfolio of Kingfisher products being used in the growing barn conversion movement sweeping our home county of Cumbria, as well as further afield to the neighbouring Dales. If the Kingfisher damp proofing and tanking systems had to be first class to dry out a century old cow byre, then the exterior coating had to be even classier!
Today Weatherflex is still a relatively hand-made product, being manufactured in modest batch sizes but the improvements have never stopped. As a small, independent manufacturer we have the luxury of prioritising quality and innovation over cost. Accordingly our reputation has grown organically, to the point where Weatherflex has built a loyal following far beyond the rainy Fells that spawned it. From the Welsh valleys to the Outer Hebrides, people depend on Weatherflex waterproof paint, whatever the weather.
• Effortlessly outperforms standard masonry paints
• Apply to brick, stone, concrete block, concrete, render, pebbledash and more
• Contemporary & harmonious “Lakes & Fells” colour palette
• Water based, non-toxic and non-taint
• 15-year lifespan
• Damp proof exterior wall paint, stops rainwater penetration
• A masonry paint that is breathable
• Suitable for internal and external applications
• Washable waterproof masonry paint
• Fills hairline cracks to limit damage from freeze/thaw cycle
• Reduces internal condensation problems by warming external walls
How does it work?
Weatherflex is made to perform in nature’s extremes but what does that actually mean for the majority of urban situations? In a word reliability. Manufactured using only the finest materials, including superior grade polymers and U.V stable pigments, it is a product of extremes which will last longer, retain colour better, hold back damp and leave you free to think about more important things.
Weatherflex protects thousands of building exteriors including:
• Townhouses, villas, terraces and bungalows
• Barn conversions
• Stone built cottages
• Commercial & industrial
• Coastal homes
Interior applications include:
• Domestic garages
• Commercial garages
• Commercial letting units
• Warehouses & Manufacturing
• Milking parlours (washable)
• Kennels (washable)
• Bars & restaurants
Being a water-based formulation, it is low odour and non-toxic which makes it easy to use both internally and externally. When you open the bucket, it has a reassuringly thick, creamy consistency which gives the first clue to the high solids content. Load your brush or roller and Weatherflex covers effortlessly, showcasing the adhesive quality of the high-bond polymer. As an exterior waterproof paint it is peerless in performance but is equally at home providing a durable interior finish that can be cleaned or washed down.
The flexibility of the cured finish is also derived from our choice of polymer, which gives the product its exceptional “flex” or elasticity (over 100%). This also provides the non-shrink characteristics, which fill and cover hairline cracks so effectively.
“Breathability” is often held up us a must-have feature in exterior coatings, and it is true that the ability to allow latent moisture to escape freely from the substrate is important. However, our field trials revealed that some exterior coatings push this line to the point where water-proofing is compromised. As with so many things, it is a matter of getting the balance right, and this is where we believe Weatherflex scores with ideal levels of micro-porosity, coupled with weather protection that prevents moisture ingress in the first place.
How to use Weatherflex
Surfaces should be generally clean, dry and free of grease, oil, flaking paint and other contaminants.
1) Cleaning: Wash away loose dirt using clean water with a scrubbing brush and mild detergent as required and allow the surface to dry
2) Remove loose paint: Either chemically with paint stripper, grit blasting or with a wire brush and scraper. It is not necessary to remove all existing paint, just the loose
3) Neutralise Moss & Mould: Where green mould, lichens and moss have taken hold, spray or sponge thoroughly with
Kingfisher Bio Wash
4) Make good pointing & render damage: Carefully examine the mortar joints or render for signs of decay and rake out any crumbly areas, then re-point adding
Kingfisher Pointing Solution to the mix for waterproofing, flexibility and adhesion
5) Stabilising & Priming: Where stone, brick or mortar may be slightly friable or “soft”, such surfaces should be primed with
Weatherflex Stabilising Solution to harden the surface and improve the adhesion of the Weatherflex coating
Stir thoroughly before use. Typical coverage is 5 to 6 sq m / litre on textured and porous surfaces and on smooth surfaces may cover considerably further (8 to 10 sq m / litre).
For best results a minimum of 2 x coats should be applied. Further coats may be required to obliterate strong background colours or surface staining. If using a roller, apply in broad even sweeps, overlapping to ensure full coverage. Detailing around window reveals and doors should be ideally be “cut in” with a two inch premium brush or similar.
Time spent masking off windows and other vulnerable areas will be repaid with fast application times and crisp, sharp lines.
a) Do not apply in temperatures below 7 °C or if wall surface temperature exceeds 32 °C.
b) Do not apply in wet conditions or if rain is expected within 24 hours of application
c) Do not apply to damp surfaces
d) Where salt contamination is detected, pre-treat with Kingfisher
As always we recommend that you read the Technical Data Sheet & Safety Data Sheet thoroughly before commencing any work. If in doubt please call us for advice, we are here to help.
Weatherflex - Textured Masonry Coating
|Coverage||5-6 sq.m / litre per coat (2 coats required)|
|Initial cure||1-4 hours at 200c or when touch dry|
|Re-Coat||2-4 hours at 200c|
|Application (surface) temp||+70c to +320c|
“Kingfisher Weatherflex Textured” is a versatile, exterior grade masonry coating, with exceptional flexibility, coverage, mould resistance and crack-bridging properties. It is formulated from a blend of technically superior acrylic polymers and pigments, carefully selected for their durability and depth of colour to provide guaranteed protection against all types of weather conditions for up to 15 years. Whilst it forms a moisture resistant shield, Weatherflex Textured retains sufficient vapour permeability to allow moisture to evaporate from the substrate.
Companion / Related Products:
• Kingfisher Bio-Wash
• Kingfisher Weatherflex Stabilising Solution
• Kingfisher Pointing Solution
Refer to these individual product data sheets for detailed application guidance published on our website
External or internal decoration and protection of a wide variety of mineral substrates on domestic, commercial, agricultural, and industrial buildings, even where lateral penetrating damp has been an issue:
• Exterior brickwork
• Exterior stonework
• Exterior renders, including renovation of self-coloured renders
• Interior brickwork where durability and abrasion resistance or needed (e.g., Industrial Units, Retail)
• Interior brickwork where occasional wash down is required (e.g., Kennels or Milking Parlours)
If in doubt, please call Kingfisher Building Products on Technical Dept. Tel: 01229 869 100.
• Ease of application by brush, or roller
(NOT SUITABLE FOR SPRAY APPLICATION)
• Highly durable weatherproof finish with high UV resistance
• Extensive range of colours
• Controls damaging lateral penetrating damp
• Tools can be cleaned with soap and warm water after use
Surfaces should be generally clean, dry, and free of grease, oil, flaking paint and other contaminants.
1. Cleaning: Wash away loose dirt using clean water with a scrubbing brush and mild detergent as required and allow the surface to dry. Abrasive grit blasting is also suitable where such equipment is available.
2. Remove loose paint: Remove all existing loose paint either chemically with paint stripper, grit blasting or with a wire brush and scraper to make sure that you have a sound surface onto which to apply the Weatherflex Textured. It is not necessary to remove all existing paint, that which is still well bonded to the surface will normally provide an adequate base for Weatherflex Textured.
3. Neutralise Moss & Mould: Where green mould, lichens and moss have taken hold, spray or sponge thoroughly with
Kingfisher Bio Wash to neutralise. This also suppresses the invisible roots and spores which are embedded in the substrate. This is very important and will prevent re-growth underneath your new coating.
4. Make Good Pointing & Render damage: Carefully examine the mortar joints or render for signs of decay and rake out any crumbly areas, then re-point adding
Kingfisher Pointing Solution to the mix for waterproofing, flexibility, and adhesion. Pay special attention to repair of chimney stacks as these are a frequent source of moisture ingress. Phone our technical department if in doubt.
5. Repair Weathered Bricks or Stone: If there are any “blown” brick faces or stones, these can be “faced up” as follows:
a. Priming Mix: In a bucket mix ONE-part sharp sand, ONE-part ordinary cement with neat
Kingfisher Pointing Solution. This should be paddle mixed with a drill (400 to 600 rpm) until a “yoghurt consistency” is achieved. You then brush or stipple this grey primer onto the area with a masonry brush or similar. Leave this for around 20 to 30 minutes.
b. Repair Mix: Mix up a stiff repair render of 1 part cement to 4 parts sand mixed with
Kingfisher Pointing Solution and a little water. It is important to apply the repair render within half an hour of the primer mix to ensure “continuity of key”. This method avoids the usual shrinkage cracks and “falling out”.
6. Stabilising & Priming: Where stone, brick or mortar may be slightly friable or “soft”, such surfaces should be primed with
Weatherflex Stabilising Solution to harden the surface and improve the adhesion of the Weatherflex Textured Masonry Coating. The same treatment should be used for “dusting” surfaces and flaking paint which cannot be adequately removed by wire brushing.
Weatherflex Stabilising Solution must be applied to any new pointing or re-facing repairs prior to coating with Weatherflex Textured to prevent the alkalinity in the mortar from discolouring the paint (because although mortar hardens within 24 hours, it takes up to two months for full chemical cure). Where the wall substrate is non-porous in nature (e.g., engineering bricks or granite stone) you should apply
Weatherflex Stabilising Solution to improve adhesion. If in doubt a small test area of both stabilising solution and paint should be applied to check compatibility with the surface and if possible, left to weather.
Note: This is especially important if there is a possibility that the surface might previously have been treated with a clear water repellent or similar. Minor cracks of 1mm or less can be bridged simply by stippling the Weatherflex Textured into the crack on the first coat.
Stir thoroughly before use. Typical coverage is 5-6 sq. m/litre on textured surfaces and porous surfaces and on smooth surfaces may cover considerably further 8 to 10 sq. m/litre.
For best results a minimum of 2 x coats should be applied. Further coats may be required to obliterate strong background colours or surface staining.
Weatherflex Textured may be thinned in warm conditions or for bare substrates at a rate of 1 Litre clean water to
5 litres of paint.
Apply by brush, premium masonry roller
(NOT SUITABLE FOR SPRAY APPLICATION)
Do not apply in temperatures below 7 °C or if wall surface temperature exceeds 32°C.
Do not apply in wet weather or if rain is expected within 24 hours of final coat.
Allow 2 to 4 hours between coats (may vary depending on temperature and atmospheric conditions).
IMPORTANT: Weatherflex Textured is a water-based, acrylic polymer and as with all water-based coatings curing is heavily dependent on temperature and humidity. On a warm summer’s day Weatherflex Textured will typically achieve initial cure in less than two hours and re-coat may be possible within 2 hours. In winter when temperatures are lower and days shorter, try not to apply Weatherflex Textured later than 1:00pm as it needs time to cure before the on-set of the evening dew point which stops the curing process and leaves it vulnerable to frost damage.
Brushes can be cleaned in warm soapy water, but disposable rollers should be allowed to dry fully before being discarded.
The coating should be applied using brush or roller, aiming for a coverage of 5-6 sq. m/litre on rough and porous surfaces. Do not use outside when conditions are below 50C, over 24 hours or if rain is imminent. The paint will be touch dry in approx. 2 hours, allow 4-6 hours between coats. Clean all brushes and rollers immediately after use in warm soapy water.
Weatherflex Textured is supplied in 5 & 10 litre buckets. We also have a full range of colour testers in 75ml size.
Note: Computer screens and printers do not interpret colour consistently, so we recommend that you order a tester before making your final colour choice. To avoid batch inconsistencies always order sufficient coloured paint for your entire project.
STORAGE & SHELF LIFE
Store and transport upright. Store in original packaging in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight and protect from frost.
Note: Once frost damaged the product is unusable and cannot be recovered by warming up or any other means.
The product has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture, subject to correct storage conditions.
HEALTH & SAFETY
• When preparing and cleaning the surface wear a face mask (FFP2)
• Wear disposable gloves and overalls during preparation and application
• Keep out of reach of children
• Ensure good ventilation during application and drying
• Always dispose of empty packaging responsibly
This product is non-hazardous in normal use.
Before using this product read the Material Safety Data Sheet which can be obtained at
www.kingfisheruk.com or by calling the Kingfisher Technical Dept. Tel: 01229 869 100.
The information given in this product data sheet is given in good faith, based on current knowledge and experience. It relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any process. Such information is to the best of the company’s knowledge and belief, accurate as of the date indicated.
All recommendations are made without warranty or guarantee, as to accuracy, reliability, completeness since the conditions of use are beyond our control. It is the user’s responsibility to satisfy themselves as to the suitability and application of such information for their own use.
I loved the fact that it was delivered with no unnecessary packaging and the choice of colours in this range is amazing. We used the pre-treatment on the areas with old render on as well as the plain brick and it really seemed to help. Brilliant coverage, we shall see how it stands up to the copious amount of rain we have in wales but so far so good, looks brilliant!
Reviewed by Lois Wagstaff
Great paint wet or sunny
Used on property in wet Wales and took paint in car to our villa near Malaga., after 5 years still adhered well, no mold or fade or flake in the sun Excellent paint in wet or dry.
Reviewed by Paul Allen