This type of application of product usually gives the consumer around 10 years of protection against rain and sun before the material breakdown reaches a point where rust, rot or degradation of sub-structure becomes apparent.
Most people are unaware that city born pollutants such as Carbon Monoxide and industrial waste cause degradation to metals and concrete whether they have been painted or not.
Therefore, many homes and other structures experience cracking and crumbling prematurely leaving many homes and business owners wondering if they received a raw deal from painters or builders when the truth is that the products that were supposed to protect their investments just simply were not up to do the job.
Specialised coatings were introduced by manufacturers as a way of securing long term protection in a superior way than regular painting methods and products. These products are known as anti-carbonisation membranes.