Efflorescence, Frosting, and Surfactant Leaching/Staining

Schoff, Clifford K.
February 2011
CoatingsTech;Feb2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p60
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the efflorescence, frosting, and surfactant leaching or staining as the three defects in architectural and masonry coatings. It states that such defects are effects of material migrating on the surface of the coating which cause damage the appearance and potentially intervening its topcoatability and recoatability. It explores the causes of each defects as well as discusses ways to prevent its occurrence.


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