A SPECIALLY FORMULATED LIME PLASTER BASECOAT
TAKCOAT™ Platinum is a specially formulated lime plaster basecoat that is designed to be installed on sound interior/exterior applications. In addition, our special formula allows you to apply TAKCOAT™ without priming a wall with sanded or acrylic ‘weld’ primer or lath to create a permanent bond. TAKCOAT™ Platinum can also be used directly over porous Brick, Stone, and Concrete that have no form oils or sealers on them to give a “Heavy Bodied Whitewash” appearance. This finish is often desired as a fresh up of historic whitewash used over basement parging which needs to be refreshed. Rather than successive thin layers of watery limewash, TAKCOAT™ Platinum can be troweled or brushed on thickly, allowed to gel over, and then cross-hatched brushed with water to leave it glisten and cure brilliant white. Skip dash methods of the same can be used to create interrupted finishes such as German Schmear and simulate the distressed appearance of aged whitewash with some of the color of the brick or stone not covered to give this mottled appearance.
TAKCOAT™ Platinum should be mechanically mixed using a drill mixer with a paddle attachment. Approximately 1.25 gallon of water is added per 50 lb unit. Mix well for 3-5 minutes. Adjust final water content carefully to a workable consistency.
The correct consistency for TAKCOAT™ Platinum is as thick as pudding for troweling. 1/3 cup of Borax may be added per a gallon of mixing water to defend against the potential of mold in damp or humid environments.
1-2 hours once mixed with water. Any material that
is mixed with water and left to sit over 12 hours
should be discarded.
TAKCOAT™ Platinum should be misted once after a
24 hour cure time.
8-12 months if kept sealed and away from moisture.
The unique qualities of TAKCOAT™ Platinum allow it to be troweled at pudding-like consistency over any sound interior/exterior walls and then flattened out. Furthermore, 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. TAKCOAT™ consists of Hydraulic Lime, Recycled Glass aggregates, and NO VOC additives.
|Ecologic™ TAKCOAT Platinum – 50lbs Bag Coverage|
Check out Ecologic Topcoat for other Lime Plaster Coats.
Suitable substrates include:
- New Drywall finished to level III or greater
- Old, soundly painted Drywall
- Magnesium Board, (MGO)
- Soundly painted masonry
- Historic Lime or Gypsum Plaster
- ICF Block
- Clean, sound vertical, concrete, brick, and stone
As a general rule, any flexible substrate is unsuited as
a base for TAKCOAT™ Platinum.
Application and Safety Information
Labels and Application Data
- Ecologic Takcoat Platinum (Packaging Label)
- Ecologic TOPCOAT Platinum Coarse (G) (Packaging Label)
- Ecologic TOPCOAT Platinum Fine (F) (Packaging Label)
- Ecologic TOPCOAT Platinum Xtra Fine (XF) Interior (Packaging Label)
- Ecologic TOPCOAT Customized (Packaging Label)
What is Platinum?
Made in America:
At LimeWorks.us the term *Platinum means that only 10% of all ingredients and/or labor is allowed to be sourced outside of the United States to manufacture the product.
This stuff was remarkably easy to use. I have no plaster experience but when the living room wallpaper in our 1929 home began to peel and crack after being painted over for years and years, we had no choice but to remove it. Underneath we found a hot mess of patches with joint compound and gypsum plaster. I had no idea what to do and contacted numerous people I happened upon online (including someone from Australia!) about how to cover over the patches and Anthony Hita walked through the process with me ever so patiently and perfectly. Anthony’s guidance + the ease of this product made a mess of a project easy and beautiful!
This is what we’re doing with the lime render. It’s a replica 16th C. kitchen for re-enactments.
This stuff is great for novice plasterers. Very forgiving and easy to use. Seemingly adheres better than super glue to almost anything.
One intangible ring about it that I absolutely love is how it smells. Very clean smell