External Wall Finishes

External Wall Finishes

What are external wall finishes?

By this term we refer to the appliance of diverse materials that cover your external walls protecting them and providing a more aesthetic look.

Why are so many people looking for this kind of work?

As this can be done with a wide variety of materials, exterior wall covering has become crucial for people aiming to renew the aspect of their homes as it is a great option that allows them to reflect their style and personality.

When is it recommended to apply external wall fine finishes to your home?

  • When you wish to provide your home with a new style that reflects better your personality.
  • If the property shows signs of deterioration: in order to renew its aspects and adapt it to your requirements as the new owner.
  • To protect from weather the walls of a property that is going through a remodeling process.

What materials are utilized for the realization of external wall finishes?

You choose the adequate material depending on the kind of construction, weather and other factors:

  • Different kinds of stones.
  • Clay bricks.
  • Different types of wood.
  • Tiles.
  • Textured coatings.
  • Paint.

What are the characteristics of the stone external wall finishes?

Quarry Stone

  • You can work with: slate stone, limestone or volcanic stone.
  • The stone sheets are cut in different sizes depending on the requirements of the work.
  • The most popular measures are: 13 x 13, 13 x 15 or 15 X 15 inches.

Irregular Natural Stone

  • The usual is to work with flagstone.
  • Material is chosen for its size and thickness depending on the requirements of the work.

What are the characteristics of the clay bricks external wall finishes?

  • Bricks are pieces of clay cooked at more than 1800°F.
  • They are very resistant.
  • Thermal and acoustic isolators.
  • They can be found in two varieties: for construction and for ornamental purposes
  • The first kind is solid and the other is perforated in different patterns.

What are the characteristics of wooden external wall finishes?

  • There are two kinds of textured coatings that can be used: acrylic, based on synthetic resins, and with quartz or marble grains.
  • Acrylic textured pastes are durable, resistant, washable and function as thermal and acoustic insulator
  •  Textured coatings with quartz or marble grains are durable and weather resistant.

What are the characteristics of tile external wall finishes?

  • Tiles are ceramic pieces that are made in different shapes and sizes.
  •  The glazed face of the tile is the result of the firing of an enamel-based substance. Its shiny appearance makes it attractive and aesthetic
  • It is used in exterior or interior finishes.
  •  It is great for improving the appearance of bathrooms, kitchens, swimming pools and facades.

What are the characteristics of the external walls textured coatings finishes?

  • There are two kinds of textured coatings that can be used: acrylic, based on synthetic resins, and with quartz or marble grains.
  • Acrylic textured pastes are durable, resistant, washable and function as thermal and acoustic insulator
  •  Textured coatings with quartz or marble grains are durable and weather resistant.

What are the characteristics of the external walls paint finishes?

  • The recommended paints for exterior wall finishes are the following: matte plastic paint, water-based acrylic paint, polysiloxane acrylic paint, silicate paint, elastic paint.
  •  The paints are chosen according to the needs of the work, either for their qualities to protect against external factors or for the type of material in which they will be applied.
  • At Muro Duro we are experts in fine finishes, contact us for more information about the work we do on exterior walls