One of the most important element of ETICS system is CT 16 Quartz Contact fast drying, ready to use priming paint that is applied between reinforced layer and the plaster to ensure:
- solid base for Double Dry Technology due to low absorbency & vapour permeability,
- powerful adhesion between ETICS system layers,
- perfect final effect of the finishing layer due to high opacity,
- easier application of plasters.
Thanks to its rough structure CT 16 Quartz Contact bridges the reinforced layer with the plaster, strengthening the whole system.
Polymers inside CT 16 and plasters with Double Dry can create a strong connection due to their compatibility. They work together to reduce absorbency of the plaster and allow vapour to migrate outside the system’s layers. Additionally, the absorbance of the reinforced layer is also lowered down – it prevents stains formation on the plaster even more. Polymer penetrates thin layer of base coat what makes its stronger and more elastic. The combination of polymer and fillers (soft marbles and very hard quartz) gives the layer an extra mechanical durability.
The reinforced layer’s surfaces is not protected enough and water droplets lose their shape and can easily soak into the layer.
Water droplets do not penetrate the reinforced layer’s structure so much, but keep the round shape and run down the facade.
Without support of CT 16, reinforced layer absorbs and accumulates more water. Droplets cannot migrate outside easily.
The reinforced layer’s surface is well-protected against water uptake; it does not get wet easily. In case of accumulation of small amounts of water, drops evaporate quickly.
The plaster without CT 16 Priming Paint rustic texture
The plaster without CT 16 Priming Paint stone texture
Due to fast setting of the plaster, final layer can have imperfections like: shifted grains, uneven texture, too dense or loose structure. On the top of that, the colour is not bright, but pale.
The plaster with CT 16 Priming Paint rusitc texture
The plaster with CT 16 Priming Paint stone texture
CT 16 prolongs the time for plaster application, thus the final layer can be carefully and evenly applied. There is no grains shifting and losses of material. On the top of that, final colour is even what elevates appearance of the facade even more.
Can be used both outdoor and indoor. Can be applied on the surfaces of chipboards, gypsum cardboards, gypsum plasters, all types of concrete and strong paint coats. Internally-perfect under decorative, mosaic and design plaster; on gypsum substrate; on paneling painted with oil-colour paint.
Especially recommended for highly vapour permeable systems (Self Clean, Aero Wool) and plasters V1 class as allows vapour to migrate outside the system’s layers.
Possibility of suspension insulation work for winter. CT 16 Quartz Contact protects reinforced layer – it can be left for months without plastering. After break no additional treatments of reinforced layer surface is needed.