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Old 04-18-2007, 05:05 PM   #21
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Boy nothing posted up in the internet ever really goes away huh?

Let this be a warning to all those Spring Break Partyers with cameras and picture phones
It may seem funny or cool to post those pics now, but when College is over and it's time to get a job....


That's pretty cool how you snagged that
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:00 PM   #22
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hello fellas,new to the forum

I would agree with most of what is stated here,But I have done a ton of research on never paint again type products,I have also done a good bit of testing on 4 of these products that I knew had been around for awhile,and that i was able to get my hands on.....its not easy.

Wolverine:I would be very interested to know some of your results in your testing and what products where tested. I was not able to test CHIC. I have a business that does many different types of specialty coatings. We do home exteriors and decorative concrete spray jobs and overlays as well as paint jobs with regular paint SW Duration for lower $ clients. I have found AMVICO to be the best material out there.It contains 67 % solids and 31% of that is PVC. that being said I still believe it really comes down to sprayed mill thickness rather it will work long term or not. Its very hard to find complaints on this manufacturer or any of its dealers. Its home base is in your state,Id be interested to know if you have any experience with it.

Its a rare day that anyone speaks about any of these products from hands on experience,99% is hearsay and totally worthless
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:08 AM   #23
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Welcome to the forums masterblaster...

It has been a number of years since I evaluated those coatings. I'll have to try to dig those old notes up. I completed the work under contract so there are some details I won't be able to share... like brands. You can imagine that we were certain to test the top selling brands, local brands, and brands made in Europe (specifically the UK).

Since I continue to be a consultant to coatings chemists and raw material suppliers in the southeast, I still get the inside scoop on the latest. Little has changed in actual formulations of these products.

We tested alot of the claims they were making at the time. They used to even claim that the coating added an R value of 16! There has been big changes in the marketing of these products. You'll notice in my posts that I did find that these coatings were slightly better than quality housepaint. The real problem was expectations due to insane marketing claims.

We tested pull off adhesion, impact resistance, driving rain, QUV (ultraviolet light), insulation properties, radiant heat reflection, permeation, peel strength...etc. I don't remember ANY of the companies living up to their marketing claims.

I'm not current on the warranties, but... I don't remember ANY of the companies saying anything about fading. The warranties used to leave a fair amount of loopholes in regards to peeling as well. Our tests did not show any products to be subjected to flaking under accelerated testing conditions due to the high elasticity.

So, IOW... I didn't see that the stuff you actually cared about was REALLY covered in the warranties. Let's face it, when your house fades, you repaint it regardless of whether there is any peeling or flaking or not.

I'm glad you are successful with the products you like. I'm sure that there is not anything I could say that would convince you otherwise. And, I am aware that there are MANY smaller manufacturers who have the ingenuity to make a better mousetrap. I just haven't seen it yet!
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wolverine: all good info,and i wouldnt say there is nothing you could say to change my mind on any givin product as long as it was real data. I do not have the means to test materials like you are talking about. I am really much more concerned with real world testing done in real time. I pay close attention to failures i see with paint on exteriors,like brick molds on windows and fascia returns going back over the roof. So I use these different paints and coatings on the same type boards and siding and test them on the back of my garage roof where they see sun almost all day in racks that hold them in place,all with different primers and different mill thicknesses to see why these failures are most likely caused.It does take awhile,but you would be surprised how fast results turn up with some of these high end paints and coatings.

I know some of the marketing claims where pretty crazy,Kryton was the biggest bluffer with their R rating factors,they changed their marketing because the fcc forced them too after a class action law suit was won against them.also the breath ability of ceramic coatings is way to low to work well on any wood substrate,they may be good candidates for concrete or effis systems. but still not as good as a vinyl based product that breathes at a rate of 15 perms.

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its sad to read all this.

I hope none of you chaps will confuse the brand "never paint again" here in europe, with yours in the usa!!!!!!!!!! (Not connected in any way).

I have been in coatings for 22 years and ive seen and heard it all before, but its not all bad. Why do people focus on all the rubbish spray jobs when there are lots of good ones too.

I have examples i personally did in elastomeric textured coatings over 20 years ago here in england and they still look fine. Exterior wallcoatings are as good as the people applying them though. If the fitters/installers/contractors couldnt care less, then the coating will fail.

Not all coatings are bad, and i hope people in the USA arent as gullible as to think that "never" means never ever ever!!!!!!!! (we have a disclaimer on our site saying that never doesnt mean never ever, it means it lasts for up to 25 years and it does!!!!!!!!!)

so there!!!!!!!!!!
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Wall, did the sun ever shine on those coatings, applied in the uk ?

WE, (large island off coast of japan) have sunlight ta da !

sunlite degenerates everything

except grapevines and new painters travelling here from down south.

lastomeric good for 10 - 15, or a earthquake or two, whichever comes first.
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Normally you don't have to worry about bidding against these types of outfits. They don't want to do that because they know if the customer talks to real painters the jig will be up.

Most of them cold call people. One outfit I know puts adds in classifieds all over the state asking for '10 lucky home owners who want to showcase their new lifetime coating'. People think it is for free but when the salesman comes out to their house within the hour they get the high pressure sales pitch. Once job is signed they have their subs out there within an hour or two to pressure wash and start the job. They call it spiking the job because it makes it more difficult for the homeowner to back out once the work is started. The job is usually done before the 3 day cancellation period of their contract is up. When customers ask where the written warranty is they are told it is in a mailer which naturally never comes.

I have more info on these companies and their tactics on the elastomeric thread.
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I had the opportunity to use PPG Timeless a couple of weeks ago. =

Suffice it to say that I'll never use the product again and I'll refuse to do any job that requires it. Garbage in Garbage out!

Quite frankly it is one of the worst products that I've ever used! No hide, No build, and impossible mil thickness requirements.

I reluctantly paid $215 per five for JUNK!

Mark My Words: NEVER AGAIN!

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Old 09-04-2007, 05:47 PM   #29
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I do sub work for one in NJ. They do about 300 houses a year. I have to say, we have not gone back to one call back in 4 years and it is next to impossible to get off any equiptment that we have. I am not a seller, just an installer so don't get pissed at me for making money with them. They do charge a crazy price for this stuff too. It is crazy
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I do sub work for one in NJ. They do about 300 houses a year. I have to say, we have not gone back to one call back in 4 years and it is next to impossible to get off any equiptment that we have. I am not a seller, just an installer so don't get pissed at me for making money with them. They do charge a crazy price for this stuff too. It is crazy
I've been doing this for 27 years and I hope that I learn something from this site.

I also know that there is not a "lifetime" product on the market. And I hope that you are not basing your business on all the B.S. Marketing of this product! "Your" reputation, not the paint companies, depends on it.

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I cannot believe this picture was posted on their site. This was supposed to professionally explain something to a consumer?
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I've been doing this for 27 years and I hope that I learn something from this site.

I also know that there is not a "lifetime" product on the market. And I hope that you are not basing your business on all the B.S. Marketing of this product! "Your" reputation, not the paint companies, depends on it.

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Like I said, Rick, I am an installer, not a salesman, or owner. Yeah, it does suck that this spring I will be painting 43 houses and one huge church. No advertising costs ="s free work for me- I'll take it. Last year they paid us just shy of $220k. that is what most on this board do all year.
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premeirpainter. Interesting to hear you have had good experiences with one of these type products. What is the manufacturers name and the company you install for ?I research these products as best I can before i use them. Keep in mind that a GOOD paint will last 5 ot 6 years or so,the real test for these products will take place around this point in their life span.

Nathon.. I cant seem to bring back up that link with the info on why they went out of business. could you repost a working link if you can find it?
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premeirpainter. Interesting to hear you have had good experiences with one of these type products. What is the manufacturers name and the company you install for ?I research these products as best I can before i use them. Keep in mind that a GOOD paint will last 5 ot 6 years or so,the real test for these products will take place around this point in their life span.

Nathon.. I cant seem to bring back up that link with the info on why they went out of business. could you repost a working link if you can find it?
It is called Tex Coat out of Florida. Primer goes on 16 mils. Top coat is normal. I think that you need to "own" a territory to purchase this. The company I work for has a site www.ihatepaint.com I think it is on the site
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I'm getting pretty sick of hearing companies that sell ceramic paints and other specialty coatings claim that you will never have to paint again if you hire them. One guy near me in Central Florida was giving a life time warranty with each paint job.

These claims are bogus. I knew the guy who was giving away life time warranty and he had never lived anywhere for more than 3 years so he had no intention of following through on that piece of paper he handed out to all his customers. What's worse is he charged then at least double for this "miracle" ceramic paint. When I asked him about it he said he was basing his claim on what the manufacturer was telling him.

Do you guys have guys like this in your area and if so how do you bid against them? Its hard to look a customer in the eye and tell them that the other guy is lying so I never did that. I did tell them that I didn't believe in the product though and that I was leaving a lot of money on the table by not offering that service. That usually helped my case.

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Nathan, Read these guys warrantees closely. Usually they only have a one year labor warranty, which is about 10-20% of the cost for most of them.

Plus the warranty won't cover cracking or settling of the house or existing moisture in the substrate.

Seems to me those are most of the problems they are having. The coatings don't breathe well and trap moisture so they crack and chip and peel, none of which is covered under their warranty.

A few are offering 25 year labor warranty like the Liquid Siding/Liquid Stucco companies and a few new comers like Rhino Shield. When you see that Liquid Siding/Liquid Stucco has lost 18 dealers in just 2 years and Rhino Shields owners used to be Liquid Siding dealers AND dealers for another failed "Never Paint" company.

It makes you think, are these guys just going from place to place with a new private labeled paint they can foist off on the public with a promise they will "Never Paint Again"?

Its sad that companies are claiming never paint again and then leaving once the service problems start to get bad.

I hope I didn't violate any of the boards TOA. I just get so mad about these kinds of fly by night companies.
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That site isn't working for me?
That is because they are now the Rhino Shield dealer in that area.
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hello fellas,new to the forum

I would agree with most of what is stated here,But I have done a ton of research on never paint again type products,I have also done a good bit of testing on 4 of these products that I knew had been around for awhile,and that i was able to get my hands on.....its not easy.

Wolverine:I would be very interested to know some of your results in your testing and what products where tested. I was not able to test CHIC. I have a business that does many different types of specialty coatings. We do home exteriors and decorative concrete spray jobs and overlays as well as paint jobs with regular paint SW Duration for lower $ clients. I have found AMVICO to be the best material out there.It contains 67 % solids and 31% of that is PVC. that being said I still believe it really comes down to sprayed mill thickness rather it will work long term or not. Its very hard to find complaints on this manufacturer or any of its dealers. Its home base is in your state,Id be interested to know if you have any experience with it.

Its a rare day that anyone speaks about any of these products from hands on experience,99% is hearsay and totally worthless
Nice ad for Amvico. Try looking on Vila's boards:
http://www.bobvila.com/wwwboard/messages/42356.html

I'm sure that thread has something about AmVico.
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I live in Boston area hear ads on radio allot,this spray on vinyl siding can only be as good as the paint its going over.
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I received a mailer today from Tex Coat inviting me to open a dealership for their product. They have an exclusive deal with Costco, and I'd have access to all of their customers.

Boy am I excited! I'm making retirement plans already. I can't decide on a cave someplace where all of my disgruntled customers won't be able to find me, or the state prison.

Seriously, I may call them. The literature is about a new product they are offering that reduces heat transfer. Since I already apply one such product, I have a slight interest in this. I'll give an update if I learn anything interesting.

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They have an exclusive deal with Costco, and I'd have access to all of their customers.
Interesting. Certa Pro owns a lot of the US market with Costco. I know in both Northern VA and Austin they are in every store.
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