Can elastomeric paint cover wide cracks?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Elastomeric Paint QuestionsCan elastomeric paint cover wide cracks?
Linda asked 10 years ago

I need to find out how wide of a crack can be covered by using elastomeric paint. Specifically, I have been asked if it can cover a span of 30 mils? I appreciate any info. you can provide
Thank you!

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

30 mils is a rather big crack and borderline for most elastomeric coatings. All elastomeric coatings I have used suggest patching cracks larger than 1/32 of an inch. 1/32 inch=31.25 mils.

Use an appropriate and manufacture recommended patching compound for cracks of this size and larger. Very tight non-structural hairline cracks can be pre-filled before applying the first coat.