Ecologic® TAKCOAT Platinum*

TAKCOAT™ Platinum* is a specially formulated lime plaster base coat designed to be installed on sound interior/exterior applications without the need for first priming a wall with any sanded or acrylic ‘weld’ primer or lath to create a permanent bond. Once the breathable TAKCOAT™ Platinum* is cured for at least 18 hours it can be painted for interior applications with regular breathable latex or lime/mineral paints. In all damp or humid room conditions to defend against the potential for mold it is suggested to add 1/3 cup of Borax® to each gallon of mixing water used to blend Ecologic™ TAKCOAT™ Platinum and to use as the mixing water for Ecologic™ Whitewash or TOPCOAT™ Plaster too. Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ can be used to create various “Venetian-style” finishes including any coarse “sanded finishes.” Exterior applications of TAKCOAT™ Platinum* should minimally receive lime/mineral paint or Coarse Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ finished in any style as a shelter coat to wear over time. TAKCOAT™ Platinum* consists of Hydraulic Lime, Recycled Glass aggregates, and NO VOC additives. TAKCOAT™ Platinum* dries brilliant white and is supplied in 50 lb units to which the mixing water is added on the job site.



Benefits:

The unique qualities of TAKCOAT™ Platinum* allows it to be troweled at pudding-like consistency over any sound interior/exterior walls and flattened out. TAKCOAT™ Platinum* reduces the time and labor associated with primer applications and provides the first coat in a two or more coat lime plaster/stucco system.

Suitable substrates include:

  • New Drywall finished to level III or greater
  • Old, soundly painted Drywall
  • Magnesium Board, (MGO)
  • Durock®
  • Dense-glass®
  • Soundly painted masonry
  • Polished stone free of oils and waxes
  • Rigid metal (Rust will compromise service)

Suitable topcoat finishes include:

  • Ecologic™ Mortar (G or F) and Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ in Coarse, Fine, and Xtra-Fine
  • No treatments over TAKCOAT™ Platinum* used in dry interior applications only
  • Lime Paints (both interior and exterior applications)
  • Polished Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ using LimeWorks.us provided Black Soap or Waxes
  • Mineral paints (both interior and exterior applications)
  • Breathable Latex paints
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Ecologic® TOPCOAT

TOPCOAT™ is a specially formulated lime plaster finish coat designed to be installed on sound interior/exterior applications. Processing water back to the atmosphere is key to the longevity of historic masonry structures, and also lends to the beauty and functionality of all green buildings. Water vapor is absorbed and dispersed across surface area and back to the atmosphere by the complete Ecologic™ Plaster System. This encourages a comfortable indoor air quality and protects from allowing the prolonged saturation of substrates. The Ecologic™ Plaster System has less cracking due to its excellent modulus of elasticity which allows for movement with minimal control joint engineering required.

Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ is based on Natural Hydraulic Lime (NHL) and sand but can be special ordered to utilize US sourced lime and glass aggregates similar to what Ecologic™ "TAKCOAT™" Platinum, (TCP), is made from for creating the ultimate "Platinum" plastering/stucco system for all green building campaigns.

No Portland Cement, GGBS, VOC's and less than 1% damaging, expanding gypsum are found in any part of Ecologic™ Plaster products. TOPCOAT™ is neutral white or can be ordered as a custom colored dry powdered plaster which is supplied in 5 gallon pails containing 38.5lb of plaster to which the mixing water is added on the job site.


Available in three grades:

  • Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ Coarse-sanded grade (G)
    • Rough and versatile, it can actually be used as a base coat, brown coat, and/or as a final coat to be finished smooth or textured for interior or exterior applications.
  • Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ Fine-sanded grade (F)
    • Creates a very smooth, slightly matte finish coat which is commonly found on old rough plaster walls.
  • Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ Xtra Fine-sanded grade (XF)
    • Used to produce various extremely smooth final finishes like historically smooth lime plaster walls. The material can also be used to produce polished plaster finishes such as "Tadelakt" or a broad array of "Venetian" styled finishes with additional methods and materials utilized for corresponding end results.
Special Note- We strongly recommend that whenever the application arises for very to "extremely" smooth interior lime plaster finishes to be achieved that the installer pairs the TAKCOAT™ Platinum base coat, which is first applied and allowed to cure for 18 hours in the proper humidity conditions, with the Ecologic™ TOPCOAT™ Platinum XF Finish to be used and applied to the desired level of smoothness, as the finish coat.

The pairing of these two products is not only green, they are designed to refresh and finish most existing flat surfaces, such as those found when attending to regular drywall or PURPLE® Board finished to level II, Old painted Drywall or Plaster, Wood lath, Brick, Stone, Concrete Block, Soundly painted surfaces, Magnesium Oxide Board (MGO Board), DENS-GLASS®, DUROCK®, VERSABOARD®, RASTRA®, FASWALL®, DURISOL® STYROFOAM™ Blue Board and a huge array of existing or newly installed substrates. Please remember that TAKCOAT™ Platinum should always be skimmed over any of these substrates after having had all the seams spanned already or to embed STO 920E (38") or STO 919 (9") Fiberglass Mesh to cover the cracks and overlap all seams properly during the TAKCOAT™ Platinum application.

When choosing to pair these two products together, in order to obtain a "very to extremely" smooth plaster finish, simplicity and ease should be the outcome when refurbishment and/or a new lime plaster finish is desired. When installing Ecologic™ TAKCOAT™ Platinum and TOPCOAT™ Platinum as a lime plaster system it must remain under 3/8" in total thickness. Thicker systems will require the installation of a brown coat using Ecologic™ Plaster TOPCOAT™ Coarse-sanded grade (G).

Special Note- We strongly recommend that whenever the application arises for very to "extremely" smooth interior lime plaster finishes to be achieved that the installer pairs the TAKCOAT™ Platinum base coat, which is first applied and allowed to cure for 18 hours in the proper humidity conditions, with the Ecologic™ TOPCOAT™ Platinum XF Finish to be used and applied to the desired level of smoothness, as the finish coat.

Benefits:

Suitable installation surfaces include:

  • Ecologic™ TAKCOAT™ - to form the Ecologic™ Plaster System
  • Other porus masonry substrates