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Poor Alkali Resistance
Paint film on fresh masonry undergoes a loss of color and overall deterioration.
Fresh masonry may contain lime, a very alkaline component.
Until the new masonry has “cured” for a year it can have a detrimental effect on paint film.
Curing is accomplished by the masonry reacting with carbon dioxide in the air, thereby dissipating its natural alkalinity.
Prior to painting new masonry, allow it to cure for a minimum of 30 days. The ideal curing time is one year.
When that is not possible, coat the masonry with a high-quality, sealer or latex primer that is alkali resistant.
Then apply a top quality, all acrylic latex exterior paint.
This type of paint contains an acrylic binder that is resistant to the detrimental effects of alkali on fresh masonry.