Is sandtex Stabilising solution breathable?

Breathable Stabiliser for Brick This wall stabilising solution ensures your exterior masonry surfaces are stable for paint to adhere. It is also perfect for reducing the absorbency of porous exterior surfaces. This product dries quickly and can cover a large surface, offering outstanding value for money.

Is Stabilising solution breathable?

Using a stabiliser where not absolutely necessary can impede the performance of any subsequent coats because it isn’t ‘breathable’ and may keep any natural moisture trapped beneath the wall’s surface. This moisture may force itself out eventually and cause the paintwork to bubble and/or subsequently flake-off.

What does sandtex Stabilising solution do?

A highly penetrative, water borne, colourless surface stabiliser for treating chalking, weathered and porous surfaces. Suitable for use on most exterior masonry surfaces and exterior grade building boards.

Can I use sandtex Stabilising solution inside?

Yes it is microporous, primarily designed for one coat application to seal chalking, weathered & porous surfaces. Yes will do your job, also you can thin down the first coat by approx.

How long does sandtex Stabilising solution take to dry?

Quick-drying product which primes and stabilises chalking, weathered and porous surfaces. Highly penetrative product which is suitable for exterior masonry surfaces and exterior grading building boards. Touch dry in 1 hour and recoatable after 4 hours.

Should I use Stabilising solution on new render?

In each case, ensure the surface is sound, clean and dry. Remove all loose material with a stiff brush or paint scraper. However, do not use a stabilising solution on new or sound rendering that has never been painted. A well-thinned first coat of the appropriate masonry paint is usually all that is required.

How do you get rid of Stabilising solution?

1 Answer from a MyBuilder Bricklayer If you use a glass scraper with a new blade in it that should remove the stabilising solution drips and spots then clean the glass with white spirits.

Can Stabilising solution be used inside?

Suitable for interior and exterior use and can be applied to damp surfaces. Stabilises poor surfaces, seals and binds chalky or weathered areas, gives a sound base for decorating and is quick drying.

Is Stabilising solution PVA?

Definitely NO pva. There is exterior pva, which is waterproof, but is still not recommended for priming exterior walls. On friable or chalky/powdery surfaces you can use an exterior stabilising solution (Such as Dulux Weathershield Stabilising Primer) but don’t use it over sound (i.e. in good condition) paint.

Should I use Stabilising solution?

Do I need to use a stabilising solution before applying masonry paint? Not if the paint is going on to a sound clean surface but if there is a possibility the surface is extremely porous or chalky then a stabiliser is essential. To ensure there is good adhesion of the masonry coating the surface must be non-glossy.

Is PVA a Waterproofer?

SikaBond Waterproof PVA is a waterproof vinyl acetate polymer especially formulated for exterior use as an adhesive and sealer, suitable for brickwork, mortar, render, screed and plaster.

When to use Sandtex quick dry stabilising solution?

Add to basket for… 26 of 26 ( 100%) reviewers would recommend this product. Seals walls that are powdery, chalky or dusty prior to repainting exterior masonry. Provides a stable surface for paint to adhere.

Is there a number to call for Sandtex?

If you will call from mobile you can use that number 01254704951, that’s a switchboard, ask them for sandtex technical support. Don’t stabilise! Yes it is microporous, primarily designed for one coat application to seal chalking, weathered & porous surfaces.

Is it safe to use Sandtex as a primer?

The render when you rub it creates a minor dusting of grit. However, once it’s rubbed the surface below is relatively solid. I am worried that if I paint the surface with sandtex it could bubble if I don’t stabilise. Would you recommend the use of sandtex stabilising solution as a primer to prevent the paint failure??

What kind of surfaces can Sandtex be used on?

Suitable for use on most sound, dry exterior masonry surfaces. Suitable: Rendering, Roughcast, Pebbledash, Concrete, Building Blocks, Facing Bricks, Emulsion or Masonry Painted Surfaces. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.