Graffiti + CMU Coatings

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    Tasanee Durrett

    I have been researching for info on protective finishes as well. I found this resource:    

    http://www.aiafla.org/upload_documents/DesigningwithBlocksforBuilding.pdf 

     

     

    It appears that glazed/polished surfaces for CMU are graffiti resistant.  Hope this helps!

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    Brigid Abraham

    Very helpful - Thanks for sharing!

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    Nicholas Civitano

    Like Tasanee said, glazed tiles like glass block is a good option for areas probe to graffiti and water. Urethane based paints are good too.

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    Kaveh Namazyfard

    what if its a rough surface like split face- would u use urethane based paint? what if ur leaving it exposed, no paint over it, what clear coat, would you use urethane base?

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    Joseph Petrarca

    You have to use "block filler" primer on bare CMU to fill in all the voids and porous material surfaces before any other coatings can be applied. It still is textured, but the subsequent coatings adhere to in without "soaking in" and leaving many voids.  The glossier the surface, the easier it is to maintain.

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