Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, air barriers, panelization, coatings, and restoration solutions has announced that Sto’s flagship liquid-applied vapor permeable air and moisture barrier, Sto Gold Coat®, has been improved. Key features of the new formulation include increased opacity, extended UV exposure time, and low temperature application.
Sto Gold Coat is a ready-mixed flexible air and moisture barrier membrane that is applied directly to vertical above grade wall sheathing and concrete masonry, and functions as a waterproof air barrier when combined with StoGuard joint and rough opening treatment. The new Gold Coat has increased opacity to better hide the sheathing and extended UV exposure, up to six months, to longer protect the building against the elements while waiting for the wall cladding to be installed. Sto Gold Coat can be used behind all claddings types and can be applied at temperatures ranging between 25F and 100F without the use of an additive, while still featuring low VOC levels.
“Sto Gold Coat allows you to use just one product for the entire project and it can be used all year long,” said Karine Galla, Product Manager for Sto Corp. “It has the same application techniques as the current Gold Coat, but with new and exciting features and benefits.”
Using Sto Gold Coat minimizes the risk of water damage. It is vapor permeable, minimizing the risk of condensation in walls, and is rigid and stable under air pressure loads. Installation is fast and easy with no specialized spray equipment required. It is also low VOC (< 50g/L), easy to clean up and compatible with all StoGuard® products.
For more information on Sto Gold Coat, please visit www.StoCorp.com or call 1-800-221-2397.
Sto is an international technology leader in the design and production of innovative building materials tailored to human needs. Our wall systems, coatings and finishes have been the choice of leading architects, engineers and contractors for 61 years, and we are the world’s largest manufacturer of exterior thermal insulation systems, with 35 subsidiaries, more than 5000 employees, and 21 factories operating around the globe.
Sto Corp., based in Atlanta, Georgia, produces a broad range of advanced cladding, air moisture barrier and coating systems that deliver energy efficiency and superior aesthetics for building construction, maintenance, and restoration. Sto Corp’s plants are ISO certified for environmental protection and quality control, and are strategically located to serve more than 200 distributor shipping locations throughout North and South America. Sto Corp. is committed to developing next-generation building solutions, and the company’s employees are advocates for technical mastery in pursuit of a sustainable built environment.
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