Newly launched by Marmoran, Easy-plast is a premium quality aqueous surfacing compound. With a formulation based on high performance styrene/butadiene co-polymer latex, Easy-plast is suitable for interior and exterior use and can be applied onto a variety of substrates, such as glass mosaic tiles, ceramic tiles, high gloss substrates, masonry, timber, polystyrene and other composite boards. When used in exterior insulation and finishing systems, it is applied onto polystyrene insulation boards in conjunction with a polyester mesh.
The product’s adhesion to the substrate is improved significantly when it is mixed in the correct proportion with cement mortars: one part Marmoran Easy-plast to one part Ordinary Portland Cement. An additional 2 to 3% water promotes improved consistency and workability.
As well as its excellent adhesion and over-coating properties, Easy-plast offers toughness, flexibility and impact resistance. It has a high alkali resistance, and good water resistance. Importantly too, it has a very low VOC (volatile organic compounds) level of 0.05%, or 1g/litre.
As it is water-based, Easy-plast should be applied only during stable weather conditions and only onto clean, dry surfaces. Care should be taken to ensure that the product is applied only when the temperature of the substrate is at least 2ºC above dew point and, in hot weather, only outside of the midday hours and away from direct sunlight if possible. Variations in temperatures will affect the drying time of the coating. Easy-plast is trowel applied to a thickness of between 2mm and 5mm.