Frequent Questions

What is a ceramic microsphere?

Discovered by NASA, a "ceramic microsphere" is an extremely tiny, hollow ceramic ball that improves paint transfer, heat tolerance, and adherence without the harmful effects of lead or mercury additives.  Spheres are incredibly stable and can withstand otherworldly temperatures and pressures.  Up until now, this revolution in coating technology was reserved for submarines, spacecraft and high-tech applications.  Now DependaCoat, LLC Lifetime Architectural Coatings and our manufacturing partner Lanco & Harris bring these same cutting-edge technologies to the consumer market.  Treat your home like a scientific innovation with the high-tech coatings used by major corporations and governments worldwide.

Aren’t there plenty of coatings like Armorex HB™?

While other companies do offer spray on coatings; no other product offers our quality blend of ACRYLIC resins, microspheres, and polymers.  Only Armorex HB™ guarantees you lasting beauty and uncompromised durability.  YOU WILL NOT PAINT AGAIN.

How do I know I can trust Armorex and DependaCoat, LLC Lifetime Architectural Coatings?

All authorized independent dealers are fully licensed and insured.  Only trained, certified contractors can apply Armorex HB™ to meet manufacturer specifications.  Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed.

How long has Armorex HB™ been around?

Parts of Armorex HB™ technology have been used in commercial and industrial settings for more than 40 years.  But, it took the latest revolutions in acrylic and polymer technology make Armorex possible for the consumer market.

Can I just buy Armorex and apply it myself?

The short answer is no.  Trained uthorized dealers apply Armorex according to rigid specifications that assure you the long-lasting beauty and protection you expect from our products.  Our trusted application technicians are part of our two-decade reputation for quality and excellence.

Are Armorex treated surfaces washable?

Our product stands up to household cleaners, the garden hose, and the pressure washer far better than ordinary paint.  You can even use a bleach and water solution if you like.  We can also provide you with touch up resources to handle tougher problems like graffiti.

Can Armorex HB™ be applied to stucco, block, brick, aluminum, vinyl?

Yes, Armorex HB™ can be applied to any paintable surface, even standard vinyl siding and aluminum siding.

But I have a brick house?

You still have lots of wood trim, railing, columns, and other features that can benefit from DependaCoat, LLC Lifetime Architectural Coatings’ protection and give you a virtually maintenance-free exterior.  You may also choose to coat all the surfaces to improve the look and durability of your home’s exterior.

Won’t Armorex be a thick, heavy addition to my surface?

Armorex is thicker than everyday paint, but we wouldn’t call it heavy.  Armorex HB™ has a much higher percentage of solids than ordinary paint.  Typically, Armorex coating systems dry to 12-14 mils thick.  That’s less than .02 inches.  A coat of ordinary paint is considerably thinner, and it won’t hold up to time and the elements like Armorex. Once applied and cured you can’t tell the difference between Armorex and the finest quality paint. The look is identical. The difference is the Armorex stays looking new for decades.
My building has several colors on several surfaces.  Can you do that?

When it comes to color-capabilities, Armorex can be custom tinted to any color you choose.

What if I want to change the color of my house in a few years, or a new owner hates my color choices?

Even though Armorex will last a lifetime, our technicians can still mist the surface with a thin coat of new color anytime.  Your original coating application will continue to protect the surface, and you’ll have a new color that is often less expensive than a new paint job.

Will my wood grain still be visible?

The Armorex HB™ product does not affect wood grains and textures. You’ll be amazed at all of the detail. This is one of the features that makes Armorex so popular for historic properties.

Is my warranty transferable?

The warranty is transferable to a second homeowner.

What if I just want to do the trim?

Roughly fifty percent of our business is coating the trim on brick homes making the coated sections as maintenance free as the brick.

I have a deck. Can your coatings help me?

DependaCoat, LLC Lifetime Architectural Coatings has four great coatings for decks, docks, patios and porches. Let us recommend the best solutions for you’re your individual situation.

Do I have to do any surface preparation before applying Armorex HB™?

Our trained professionals take care of all the preparations for you before we apply the coating system.  Surface preparation is customized to the unique type, age and condition of your surface and usually includes cleaning, mold and mildew removal, wood replacement and repair, scraping and sanding, caulking and sealing.  Moisture levels in wood surfaces are checked, and the entire process is completed before we apply bonder, mid and top coats.

Will my Homeowner’s Association approve Armorex HB™?

Our Lifetime Architectural Coatings have never been turned down by any historical society, trust or Homeowners group. If they approve paint, they should approve Armorex HB™.

Can Armorex HB™ be applied to historic homes?

Armorex HB™ restores and beautifies old wood.  You should verify the specific requirements for your historic area, but our products have been approved for National Historic Register sites and National Historic Trust sites as well as every historical society that has ever been applied to. Remember, Armorex looks exactly like the finest paint. It just continues to look fresh and new for decades.

How can I become a DependaCoat Lifetime Architectural Coating Dealer?

If you have high ethical and moral values, experience in sales or marketing, and the business savvy to manage all aspects of a dealership contact us at and let us know the territory you are interested in. You’ll hear from us soon to talk about availability and standards for dealers.

What does Armorex HB™ cost?

Since every project is unique, DependaCoat, LLC, LLC Lifetime Architectural Coatings can arrange for a representative to come out and look at your project and provide you with a free evaluation and quote.