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OmegaGaurd Plus

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OmegaGuard Plus is a silane/siloxane-based, clear, non-yellowing water repellent designed to seal porous substrates such as stucco, brick, natural and manufactured stone, masonry, concrete, and other cement-based vertical or horizontal surfaces. When properly applied, OmegaGuard Plus deeply penetrates the surface for long lasting protection from the elements, water-based stains, and some oil-based stains while retaining the surface’s natural appearance and vapor permeability

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What you need to know about OSHA’s respirable silica exposure standard

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There is a lot of confusion out there regarding the new OSHA respirable silica exposure standard, Omega wants to clarify how this new requirement will affect plastering contractors. In short it does! Many plastering contractors believe they are exempt, but the reality is traditional plastering is a target of OSHA. Traditional plaster (cement-based stucco finish, three coat scratch and brown, and one coat) all are made from cement and silica sand, which have trace amounts of respirable silica. OSHA knows this and if they see any dust on your jobsite, they will ask for proof you are complying with the exposure standard. Pleading that you did not know about the requirement or thought that it did not apply to you…

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Crack Isolation System

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Crack Isolation System is designed to mitigate surface cracking in new and existing plaster systems by integrating woven fiberglass mesh into the base coat prior to applying the finish. The Crack Isolation System can either embed the mesh directly into the wet brown coat or embed mesh into an acrylic modified base coat over the existing plaster base coat or finish. When properly installed, this mesh reinforces the stucco and helps to reduce the appearance of cracks. It is an excellent choice to repair stucco cracking on existing walls.

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Siena Dragon Skin & Fracture Shield

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Siena Dragon Skin is a premium, ready to use waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane, manufactured with a mixture of latex polymers and other proprietary additives to produce a high quality elastomeric barrier. Dragon Skin is easily applied using a trowel, a roller, paint brush or a sprayer. Dragon Skin is a light purple color when wet, and changes to a dark purple color to indicate when it is dry. Dragon Skin bonds to most surfaces, dries quickly and is ready to flood test in as little as 24 hours. Dragon Skin exceeds the requirements for ANSI A118.10 for waterproofing membranes and ANSI A118.12 for anti-fracture. It can be used in residential, commercial, interior and exterior tile and stone installations. IAPMO has…

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EFFLORESCENCE IN STUCCO VIDEO

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In the plastering industry, the word “efflorescence” refers to the crystalline deposit, usually white, that may develop on the surface of portland cement plaster walls. Efflorescence is the end result of water dissolving the salts that are naturally present within cement-based products. This salt solution migrates to the finished surface and a salt deposit remains after the water evaporates. Efflorescence often occurs during periods of wet, cold weather and can occur on the surface of any cement-based product such as masonry, concrete, brick, and stucco. Typically, efflorescence occurs shortly after the completion of the building project, but this is not a definite rule as efflorescence can occur and reoccur at anytime as long as the conditions for its cause are…

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FoamTek Video

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POLYMER-MODIFIED CEMENTITIOUS ADHESIVE AND BASE COAT FoamTek is a dry blend, polymer-modified, portland cement-based material specifically formulated for coating and attaching architectural EPS foam shapes to approved substrates. It is available in FoamTek 60 (fine), FoamTek 30 (medium), FoamTek 20 (med-coarse), or FoamTek 16 (coarse). NOTE: Not for use with EIF Systems. FoamTek is a dry blend, polymer-modified, portland cement-based material specifically formulated for coating and attaching architectural EPS foam shapes to approved substrates. It is available in FoamTek 60 (fine), FoamTek 30 (medium), FoamTek 20 (med-coarse), or FoamTek 16 (coarse). BASIC USES FoamTek is a base coat and adhesive for attaching and coating architectural foam shapes in residential and commercial applications. It is an excellent material for automated foam…

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Stucco Cleaner Video

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CONCENTRATED CLEANER FOR STUCCO WALLS AND SIMILAR PRODUCTS From the leading manufacturer of stucco products, Omega Product’s Stucco Cleaner is designed to dissolve dirt and typical stains from stucco walls and similar products. It is a concentrated, water-based detergent that will penetrate the surface to help remove stains without damaging the finish. Regular cleaning of stucco walls will keep them looking new for many years. DESCRIPTION From the leading manufacturer of stucco products, Omega Product’s Stucco Cleaner is designed to dissolve dirt and typical stains from stucco walls and similar products. It is a concentrated, water-based detergent that will penetrate the surface to help remove stains without damaging the finish. Regular cleaning of stucco walls will keep them looking new…

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