Solutions

Repair and recovery solutions for the most common cracks

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Crack restoration on plaster

POTENTIAL CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM

a) Application of base coat plaster in thick layer

b) Strong contractions in the substrate

c) Plaster without fiberglass

d) Normal cracking after earthquake

e) Possible coatings application with improper weather conditions

SOLUTION

STEP 1: Widen the cracks and remove of dust and loose particles

STEP 2: Clean thoroughly the crack opening, with a brush, from dust and loose particles

STEP 3: Apply the lightweight acrylic putty STATUS ONE COVER, with a spatula, over the crack opening

STEP 4: Level STATUS ONE COVER with a spatula

STEP 5: Apply GLX 292 FLEX PRIM, deep penetration primer

STEP 6: Apply STATUS ECO, ecological emulsion paint, in two coats

ADVANTAGES: Easy in Application – Durable solution

Cracks on plaster like a web shape

POTENTIAL CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM

a) Plaster was applied during low temperature conditions

b) Plaster had a lot of water (during mix)

SOLUTION

  1. Rub the surface and remove loose parts
  2. Good cleaning of the surface
  3. Application of fast setting repairing mortar WRM 520
  4. Priming of the surface with deep penetration acrylic primer GLX 292 FLEX PRIM
  5. Apply the first layer of fi ber-reinforced, base coat, THC 410

6: As long as THC 410 is still wet, firmly put CLIMAPLUS fiberglass mesh (160 g/m2)

7: Then, apply a second layer of fiber-reinforced, base coat, THC 410, in order to completely cover the mesh

8: Prime the surface of application with the colored acrylic primer GLX 494 PRIM

9: Apply the organic acrylic based top coating DEC 428, tinted at the required shade chosen from CLIMAPLUS fan deck

ATTENTION: In case that the application is at a seaside area or area with high moisture content, THRAKON suggests the application of our silicone system. In such case, proceed to the following steps:

8: Prime the surface with the colored silicone based primer GLX 498 SIL PRIM

9: Application of organic silicone based top coating DEC 438, tinted at the required shade chosen from CLIMAPLUS fan deck

Micro bumps

POTENTIAL CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM

Sometimes there may be on the walls small dents . These usually come from micro bumps of everyday life and are easily treated .

SOLUTION

STEP 1: Clean surface from loose particles with a spatula and then clean throughly surface with a brush

STEP 2: Application of STATUS 100% Acrylic Putty. For bigger gaps STATUS ONE COVER should be used

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STEP 3: Press putty applied with a spatula and remove material in excess. Then rub surface with a sand paper

STEP 4: Prime surface with GLX 292 FLEX PRIM, deep penetration primer

STEP 5: Apply STATUS ECO, ecological emulsion paint, which can be easily cleaned, in two coats

ADVANTAGES: Easy in Application

Cracks on masonry build with AAC blocks

POTENTIAL CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM

a) Application of fi nal coat plaster directly on AAC blocks.
b) Application was not made with the proper tools

SOLUTION

STEP 1: Clean thoroughly with a brush, the surface from dust loose particles

STEP 2: Start repairing the cracked surface with the fast setting, repairing mortar WRM 520 (R3)

STEP 3: Prime the surface with deep penetration primer, GLX 292 FLEX PRIM

STEP 4: Apply the fi rst layer of fi ber-reinforced, base coat, THC 410

STEP 5: As long as THC 410 is still wet, firmly CLIMAPLUS fi berglass mesh (160 g/m2)

STEP 6: Then, apply a second layer of fi ber-reinforced, base coat, THC 410, in order to completely cover the mesh

STEP 7: Prime the surface of application with the colored acrylic primer GLX 494 PRIM

STEP 8: Apply the organic acrylic based top coating DEC 428, at the color tone of our selection from CLIMAPLUS fan deck

ATTENTION: In case that the application is at a seaside area or area with high moisture content, THRAKON suggests the application of our silicone system. In such case, proceed to the following steps:

STEP 7: Prime the surface with the colored silicone based primer GLX 498 SIL PRIM

STEP 8: Application of organic silicone based top coating DEC 438, at the color tone of our selection from CLIMAPLUS fan deck

A crack on plaster at the corner (usually diagonally)

POTENTIAL CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM

No application of diagonal fi berglass mesh, for reinforcing plaster at the corners of openings (windows, doors).

SOLUTION

1: Widening of crack at 3cm depth
2: Levelling of surface with STATUS ONE COVER
3: Application one layer of THC 410C
4: Application of fi berglass mesh, before THC 410C gets dried (on the opposite direction of the opening)
5: Application of repairing plaster WRM 550

Small hair-cracks on plaster repairing

POTENTIAL CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM

There are cases of small hair cracks existing on the surface of plaster. They should be covered with a product be flexible enough to withstand thermal expansions, protecting our masonry.

a) Application of base coat plaster in thick layer

b) Strong contractions in the substrate

c) Plaster without fiberglass

d) Normal cracking after time

e) Possible coatings application with improper weather conditions

SOLUTION

STEP 1: Clean thoroughly the surface from dust and loose particles, with a brush

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STEP 2: Priming of surface with STATUS DUR, solvent based primer

STEP 3: As soon as primer gets dried, fix irregularities of surfaces by covering small cracks with STATUS 100% ACRYLIC PUTTY

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STEP 4: If there are bigger levelling needs, please apply STATUS ONE COVER

STEP 5: Application of STATUS ALL WEATHER in two layers

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ADVANTAGES: High Flexibility – Permanent Protection against Moisture

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