CRAKGON makes big commercial projects seem small. Paint it on and the cracks are gone!
CRAKGON is a world-class product. It has been specifically designed and developed as a paint reinforcer to permanently repair surface damage both internally and externally. Most importantly it’s easy to apply, you simply paint it on and the cracks are gone.
CRAKGON is a problem solver product. Used to repair damaged surfaces it protects the wall and paint system against UV and weathering effects. It also strengthens the wall coating and dimensional stability to paint film. CRAKGON has been successfully used to eliminate the most common interior and exterior surface problems including:
We applied CRAKGON to repair a badly damaged plaster wall 8 years ago, we returned to do other work on the site recently and found that the repaired wall was in perfect condition but the walls surrounding the repair site were now covered in cracks.
Bob De Groot Master Painter
CRAKGON works with non-woven paint reinforcing tissue of randomly dispersed continuous C-glass fibers. The glass fibers function like the “steel-rod grid in concrete structures”, enhancing the durability and, thus preventing cracking of the reinforced paint system. A single layer of CRAKGON® and paint offer an impermeable, highly abrasion resistant, hygienic and long lasting protection barrier. Which, most importantly allows the wall to breathe.
CRAKGON® REINFORCED PAINT JOB
The CRAKGON® system is permanent. Chalking is limited only where it reaches the CRAKGON® Membrane.
CRAKGON® repels dust. Erosion is limited to the outer layers since each fiber is encapsulated in paint. Once the fibre surface is exposed, the color is still reflected by the fibers.
The paint-film gets eroded over time by the continuous action of the wind, rain, and dust particles.
Avoided by the specific resin-rich reinforcement fibres found in CRAKGON®.
Over time, small cracks develop throughout the surface of the paint-film.
The paint-film maintains its plasticity through micro sub-superficial capsules within the fibre, which reinforce the paint-film the same way steel-rods do in reinforced concrete, enhancing durability and preventing cracking.
The paint-film loses its elasticity, and begins to peel-off as it breaks away from the substrate.
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COMMON PROBLEMS IN NON- REINFORCED PAINT JOB
U.V. rays decompose the paint-film.
CRAKGON is such a premium product that one master painter offers a 10 year guarantee.
We are so impressed with the CRAKGON product we use to reinforce walls we offer our clients a written 10 year guarantee when it is applied by Bob De GrootPaint Services.
Laboratory tests prove CRAKGON® prevents the reappearance of surface cracks over 10 years. Longitudinal tests conducted by the National Building Research Institute of the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (PRETORIA, South Africa) indicate CRACKGON delivers outstanding results over a 10-year timeframe.
Plaster exposed for 10 years with CRAKGON® reinforced paint system
Plaster exposed for 10 years without a reinforced paint system
Here are a couple of the conclusions made after ten years exposure of paint systems with and without CRAKGON® reinforcing on a plastered wall displaying severe shrinkage cracking:
Division of Building Technology – CSIR
Prepare the surface on which to apply CRAKGON®, filling major cracks. removing loose or flaking paint and smoothing down.
Surface must be clean, dry and free of dust. Apply horizontal strip of paint at top of surface from which to hang CRAKGON®.
Stick CRAKGON® to wet, painted strip. Ensure that drop is vertical and even. Smooth CRAKGON® against dry surface.
Apply a generous coat of paint through CRAKGON®. This will stick CRAKGON® to the wall. Repeat steps 2 to 4. For best results do not overlap succeeding drops.
After first coat has dried, the fibre pattern of CRAKGON® will be visible. Apply a final coat of paint, which may be of a different quality or another colour if desired.
This video demonstrates how easy it is to apply CRAKGON®:
CRAKGON® is not hazardous to health. CRAKGON® is made from continuous monofilament glass fibres exceeding 6 micro metres in diameter, which cannot be inhaled by humans. When handling CRAKGON® no protective clothing is necessary. However, persons with very sensitive skin may experience slight temporary irritation. Should this occur, washing with soap and cold water provides a simple remedy.
CRAKGON – Paint it on and the cracks are gone!