Questions about restoring your stucco? The following are some of the most commonly asked questions.
How long has CHIC® Advanced Coating System been around?
It was originally developed in England in the 1960’s, and has been used in North America since 1984.
Is it toxic?
No. It is water based and environmentally friendly. We clean our equipment with soap and cold water.It also meets or exceeds all local and federal standards for exterior wall application.
Can you really make my home 'Low Maintenance' so I will 'Never paint Again'?
Yes, this unique formulation has withstood the test of time in all climates from some of the harshest weather mother nature has to offer. As an example, consider this lighthouse on the west coast of Canada. Wind driven rain and salt water were literally eating the paint off the lighthouse and destroying it until the CHIC® Advanced Coating System was applied 20 years ago.
How Low Maintenance is it?
The CHIC® Advanced Coating System leaves a non-porous, smooth finish that resists dirt pick-up so it stays clean longer. Also, dirt will not adhere like paint so it is much easier to clean. This provides the homeowner with a beautiful finish that is easy to keep that way.
What other well known structures have used CHIC® Advanced Coating System?
The Peace Arch at the Canada/US Boarder, Vancouver’s Science World building, the US Consul General’s residence in Vancouver, Highrises, townhomes, office buildings, as well as literally thousands of houses and commercial buildings.
Why doesn't paint last?
The Federal Government banned the use of lead and mercury in the manufacture of paints. This greatly reduced the ability for paint to resist the elements and shortened its life span. Also because paint is very thin and porous, it provides poor protection for the walls against the elements.
What types of surfaces can be coated with the CHIC® Advanced Coating System?
All types of surfaces including wood, fibercement (Hardy board ), brick, block, stucco, aluminum, vinyl siding, as well as asbestos siding.
Have you done any Historic homes?
Yes, the CHIC® Advanced Coating System is approved by historical societies to restore the home to its original condition while preserving the architectural details.
Can I do it myself?
Because we feel so strongly about the quality of our jobs, our CHIC® Advanced Coating System is only installed by approved installers. From the initial wall preparation right through to the final clean-up you can rest assured that your job was done to the highest possible standards.
Is breathability an issue?
Absolutely! A non-breathable coating will cause extensive moisture related problems and rot to your building. The CHIC® Advanced Coating System creates a highly breathable surface which is also completely weatherproof.
How is it applied?
After a thorough preparation of the exterior of your building, a three-coat system is applied by brushing, rolling or spraying or any combination thereof.
How long does this process take?
While some jobs can be completed in as little as three days, most homes can be completed within 5 working days.
How many colors does it come in?
We offer over 2000 standard colours with custom colours available.
What is the cost of using the CHIC® Advanced Coating System on my home?