Living in a tropical country means dealing with lots of light and heat of the sun, heavy rainfall, and high humidity. Buildings in such a tropical climate condition will face several problems since continuous exposure to direct sunlight can fade the paint colors, high rainfall can result in leakage or seepage, and high humidity fosters the growth of mold and mildew. To anticipate this situation in your building, you should provide a special protection especially for the exterior part.
Protection on the exterior of the building can be done in several ways:
1 . Exterior paint
In contrast to the type of paint used for interiors, exterior paint is made of a special material that is more durable to protect the building from sun exposure and mold and mildew.
2 . Waterproofing
Waterproofing is the action taken to protect the building from permeable and leak risk. On the exterior, the waterproofing can be done by coating the outside of the building such as concrete or chamfer with coating liquid made from tripolymer. Do it by brushing or spraying the liquid.
3 . Coating
Coating is done on the cladding, pond, or waterfall made of natural stones to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Apply the coating fluid after the natural stones are installed. The coating layer is transparent so it does not change the color or appearance of natural stone, and it adds shiny effects.
4 . Varnishing
For wooden exterior elements of the building, protection can be done by swiping a varnish liquid. Exterior elements that require the application of varnish include sills, doors, and wooden lattice. The varnish layer makes wood looks shiny, and it protects the wood from dirt, oil, and water.
To make all of the four protective layers above function properly, make sure that the surfaces to be protected are clean and free from any dirt, oil, and water. Also consider the user manual instruction on how to mix or dilute the substance so that you can do this perfectly and safely.
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