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Best Choices When it Comes to Masonry cream

Masonry cream is a penetrating cream applied to walls, bricks, and other masonry

surfaces using a roller. Its purpose is to fill pores and cracks to prevent water from

penetrating the pores and cracks on bricks or walls. Additionally, masonry cream

provides porosity which prevents moisture from building from within. Furthermore,

masonry cream is usually clear. So, when you apply it to surfaces, it does not discolor

them. There are many types of masonry cream to consider. This article looks at some of

them.

What does a brick sealer do?

Masonry cream is a brick sealer. A break sealer helps fill the cracks and pores in bricks

 

to protect them from water damage. Bricks are relatively porous materials, often

 

vulnerable to water penetration. Constant water penetration can cause significant

 

damage to structures constructed with bricks. So, break sealers prevent this from

 

happening.

 

The way the sealers works depends on the type. Additionally, the type of brick sealer

 

determines the level of protection. For instance, some release moisture from the bricks

 

instead of absorbing it, . Furthermore, break sealers use various chemical processes to achieve their purpose. For instance, sealers with altered polysiloxane help make surfaces vapor permeable.

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Types of Masonry cream

As mentioned before, there are various types of masonry cream products. They all work

uniquely and serve different yet similar purposes. Some types of masonry cream are:

Silicone masonry creams​

This type is ideal for non-porous materials because its acidic components can damage

porous materials like brick. However, silicone brick sealants are cured with alcohol to

prevent them from damaging brick and other porous materials

Urethane masonry creams

These masonry sealants are great for expanding joints in a structure. They have a higher

elasticity level so that they can expand and contract.

Silicate masonry creams

This type is great for concrete surfaces and impregnating masonry because of its high

alkalinity. Silicate masonry creams work by reacting with the carbon dioxide and other

acidic elements in the air, which promotes efflorescence on the masonry. Efflorescence

is the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material. When the migration occurs,

it forms a coating on the surface. The coating serves as masonry waterproofing.

Benefits of using Masonry waterproofing

When you apply masonry cream on the surface of a brick or wall, it penetrates it to

create a thick waterproof barrier. Masonry waterproofing offers many benefits. One of

the key benefits is that it prevents moisture retention on walls. The moisture prevention

element offers several other benefits. Here are a few:

It preserves your walls

Masonry waterproofing helps preserve your home. For instance, they make it less prone

to water damage. Additionally, they protect your structures from moisture-related issuesFF

like algae and mold growth, which can be incredibly damaging and dangerous.

Therefore, protecting your walls through masonry waterproofing helps them last for

many years.

It adds aesthetic appeal to your structure

Masonry waterproofing protects your bricks or wall structures from crumbling and

falling. The crumbling can make your external walls lose their aesthetic appeal.

Additionally, mold and algae growth from moisture retention in walls can lead to

discoloration of walls. So, using masonry waterproofing helps preserve your structure’s

aesthetic.

Furthermore, the masonry sealant has an aesthetic appeal that can bolster the appearance

of your brickwork. The additional coating from the sealant also prevents dirt and

particles from adhering to your walls, hence promoting aesthetic appeal. It is worth

mentioning that you can also apply masonry sealant to lime, render, and stone walls.

 

It acts as insulation barriers

Besides preventing moisture penetration in porous bricks, masonry waterproofing also

has insulation barrier qualities. The thermal resistance from the masonry sealant

improves the cavity wall insulation. This helps create an insulation barrier.

It does not discolor your surface

Another benefit of masonry waterproofing is that it does not cause surface discoloration.

So, you need not worry about the product affecting your masonry’s natural look. For

this reason, masonry waterproofing is a better alternative to colored paint.

It promotes flood-resistance

Masonry waterproofing can also help improve your structure’s flood resistance. When it floods, water gets into the cracks and pores in the walls, causing them to crumble and

damage from the flooding. So, the protection from masonry waterproofing promotes

flood resistance.

 

 

FAQ ABOUT MASONRY CREAM

Yes, masonry cream is a great way to protect your walls from moisture retention. They seep into the porous surface to create a thick barrier.

You can apply masonry cream the same way as regular paint. All you need is a handy brush and roller for harder-to-reach areas.

Yes, you can paint over masonry cream with water-based exterior paint. However, it would help if you only did this at least a week or ten days after the masonry paint application.

The durability of the masonry cream depends on the brand. Some brands guarantee over a decade worth of durability. However, inferior brands only last for a few months.

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