In the real estate business everyone has heard the saying "Location, location, location." In the architectural coatings business it’s "Preparation, preparation, preparation!"
Only highly skilled and certified dealers are allowed to apply DependaCoat Armorex HB and all our employees receive specialized training for proper application of the coating system with emphasis on manufacturer guidelines and recommended procedures. We want each application to meet our high standards. Proper preparation of surfaces is an essential part of the process. The amount of preparation required varies depends on many factors such as age, condition and type of surfaces being coated. The DependaCoat team leader on your job will make sure manufacturer guidelines are followed and the coating is applied properly to ensure a quality installation.
We follow a rigid 10-step process to ensure your DependaCoat Armorex HB finish will last for decades and you'll never have to paint again.
1. Inspection Process
Before we begin applying our product on your property, a DependaCoat specialist completes a comprehensive inspection of your property’s exterior, noting all prospective surface problem areas, which may include rotting, chipping, flaking, or peeling.
2. Pressure Cleaning
Before coating any surfaces, we eliminate dirt, mold, loose paint, and mildew from all areas with a good, old-fashioned pressure wash. A thorough cleaning helps us uncover problem areas that weren’t evident during the inspection.
3. Repairing and Preparing
We meticulously repair all surface areas of any dilapidation, deterioration or decay and prepare for the coating process. This may include feather sanding, scraping, and caulking, using a fifty-five-year sealant. This is the last overhaul your property is going to need, so authorized Armorex dealers do it right!
To ensure a professional and neat outcome and to safeguard against possible overspray, we mask and protect all windows, light fixtures, doors, roofing, and plant life.
5. Project Specific Spot Primer
Depending on project needs, Armorex dealers look for trouble areas such as hard wood tannin bleed and rusted metal areas so, that we may use specific stain blocking primers to insure the best finish. We’re only as good as our supportive foundation!
6. Waterproofing Adhesive Primer Seal
We start the coating process with a waterproof, adhesive bonder sealer, which cures chalking and prepares all surfaces for the protective mid-coat. The primer seal rejuvenates and reinforces the pre-coated surface and shields it against cracks or separations. It also adheres strongly to serve as a foundation with which the mid- and topcoat can permanently bond
7. Ceramic Mid-Coat Application
Next, our application technicians apply the custom-designed mid-coat to all the areas that have been primed. The mid-coat consists of weather-resistant pigments and ceramic microspheres. When it bonds with the primer sealer, the chemical reaction is almost epoxy-like, creating a bondable surface for the topcoat.
At this point, the application technicians re-mask the areas of your property that will vary in color. Providing the custom color selections you want is an important part of delivering a perfect product application.
9. Custom Topcoat
At last, the application technicians spray on your Armorex custom color topcoat, a specially formulated combination of waterproofing acrylics, ceramic microspheres polymers, and titanium dioxides.
10. Clean Up
When we have finished applying the topcoat, the Armorex dealer team will clean up any overspray, masking, and excess job materials from your property and its surroundings. We will only leave you with a pristine-looking property!