Save 15% Off Interior Painting - Learn more

arrow
  • Blog
  • Information about Elastomeric Coatings

Information about Elastomeric Coatings

Today’s consumers have a lot of information available about paint coatings due to the information on the internet. But is the information always helpful, or does it just convince you that you need a product because it sounds like a miracle in a can? One product you will hear about is Elastomeric paint. Elastomeric coatings do have a purpose and expand 300% to 600 % of their dried film thickness, but in many cases is over used. This type of coating is great if your building or home’s stucco and concrete is cracked severely, showing signs of moisture penetrating through the walls. Sometimes cracks are not large enough to warrant an Elastomeric. Many times all you need is a high end 100% acrylic to do the job. Rule of thumb is if the thickness of a credit card doesn’t fit in the cracks, you can use a 100% acrylic product to seal the substrate. Using a penetrating prime first would be recommended to seal the small cracks.

Elastomerics are great for severe cracking and large gaps a credit card can fit. Usually large cracks need to be filled by an Elastomeric caulking as well. These caulkings come in smooth or textured finishes but take some finessing to apply without telegraphing through your Elastomeric coating. Wet sponging the product can help to lower the caulking profile, but keep in mind the goal is to protect your investment form long term costly damage. Even though the problem is fixed esthetically, you will see some of the repairs.

When deciding if you should us an Elastomeric or a good 100% acrylic, check the crack sizes and how many cracks you have overall. The cost to use an Elastomeric over using an acrylic can cost as much as three times more in material. Acrylic coatings cover 100 to 200 square feet per gallon depending on the surface and Elastomerics cover 40 to 50 square feet per gallon depending on the substrate. A good acrylic paint job has 3 to 4 mills of dry film thickness and Elastomerics needs 14 to 16 mills of dry film finish.

In the Sacramento and Davis, CA areas, paint companies like Sherwin-Williams and Kelly-Moore sell different types of Elastomeric products at different price points. If you’re not sure what you need, our sales team at Brooks Painting provides free job estimates and recommendations to best solve problem surfaces. Give us a call at 530-753-5074.

 

Our Promises to You

1. We’re committed to your project’s success

A lot of painters do the bare minimum, just to get by and move on. That’s not who we are or how we’ve built our reputation.

2. You can feel comfortable with our team

From the estimator to our office team, field employees to Crew Leader, we want you to know that you’re valued, cared for, and safe.

3. We’ll do the job correctly

You deserve total transparency, accountability, and exceptional work. No skipped steps or opting for the “easy way.”

4. We’ll stand by our job

Because we know we’re doing it all the right way, we can confidently stand by our work. We’re picky, and we want you to be 100% satisfied.

Most trusted painting company in the Greater Sacramento & Davis Areas

4.9 rating from 350+ reviews

Google Facebook Angi

Brooks Painting gets in gets it done and out! Quality job, great price. Touch base daily with a report on progress of job. It's important to have confidence in a company that works for you. Brooks is that company.

Jeff Allbright, Nugget Markets Corp.

Brooks Painting has be in business a long time in our area. As a native resident we have seen and heard of their professional & quality painting. In looking for bids on painting our house Brooks was referred numerous times. When Jeremy came out to meet us we were sold on using their services and looked no further. Every aspect of this company was very upfront, professional and made us feel safe, valued and comfortable hiring them. The office staff kept good communication with us. The color matching was perfect. The crew showed up on time, were respectful and did a great job from prep to the final end of the project. The warranty offered was a plus and the liability coverage gave us peace of mind also. The price was well worth all that was included in the project so we had little to do but move our stuff away from the house. Thank you Brooks painting, crew and staff for making our home new again :)

Karen Boone
Google

You are an excellent company and I couldn't be any happier with your work. This is your second job for me and both were excellent.

Donald S., Realtor

Brooks did a fantastic job on our exterior and interior paint jobs. Quality was high, price was reasonable, and the team was extremely professional and detail-oriented. Mark was our crew lead and the team performed a number of exterior wood repairs, a door re-stain, interior and exterior painting. Mark clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and went above and beyond to ensure the work was high-quality, including finding exact matching siding to fix dry rot, and performing minor repairs that weren't even included in the quote. He and the team were all consistently positive and personable, joking with each other throughout the day, while also genuinely complimenting each other on the quality of their work. It was great to see, and that positivity definitely showed through the work they did. We couldn't be happier with the end result.

Ryan Schauland
Google

Efficient, prompt, dependable, quality, respectful, friendly and caring.

Marilou R., Winters

Mark and the team from Brook’s Painting are exceptional at their jobs. We recently renovated a 5000sqft home and they did all the painting. Their attention to detail and investment in our project is so appreciated, and we knew we were in good hands with them. The value they add by identifying issues, making suggestions and going the extra mile to deliver quality work and make sure we are happy with our home is such a breath of fresh air. I would hire this team and company for any future work in a heartbeat and can’t say enough how amazing they are!

Kirsten Martin
Google

Very professional, I appreciate the time they took to make sure everything was taken care of for my house! I really liked that Jaime stepped up and told me not to paint my front door like the house and then chose a color that worked great. Thank you!

Dale S.

This is a business you can trust to do an excellent job and keep all promises. Came on time, completed in time stated, beautiful result!

Sandra & David M.

I have always received excellent customer service and the crews are always very concerned about ensuring satisfaction!

Shawn W.

Courteous and well mannered, attentive, discussed complete job and provided good service.

Juan C., C.H.P.

They treat their employees in a fair manner resulting in happy workers. Company is well run. I really like the crew that was here, they were very comfortable to have around.

Pat H.

Hiring Brooks Painting was an easy and professional process the whole way through, from the estimate to the completion of having my very high walls edged, where I was unable to reach them. Crew Leader Eric was prompt and super capable, which was a relief since he had to maneuver and climb a very tall ladder. He was also in the process of teaching a newer painter and I admired his positive and encouraging manner. In addition, he was willing to respond to my requests with ease. No regrets here! The edging looks amazing and only took 4 hours to complete.

Serenity Now
Google

Schedule Your Free Estimate

Schedule an Appointment With an Estimator

COREY SCHMIDT

Book with COREY SCHMIDT

Residential and Commercial Estimator Corey is a wonderful asset to our sales team! Whether you're seeking expertise for a residential interior, cabinet, or exterior painting project, or you're a commercial owner or contractor in need of a quote, Corey is your go-to expert!

Schedule Estimate with Corey
Ryan Lowery

Book with Ryan Lowery

Residential Estimator Ryan is a fantastic new addition to our sales team! If you have a residential interior, cabinet or exterior project, book with Ryan!

Schedule Estimate with Ryan

Contact Us

Drag and drop files here or click to upload

    Why Work with Brooks Painting

    Quality

    Our reputation is built on our painting craftsmanship and excellence.

    Prompt Service

    We are proud of our reputation for friendly, prompt service, and this positive attitude is reflected by every one of our employees.

    Guarantee

    We offer a three-year labor guarantee for all painting projects involving one coat, and a five-year labor guarantee for all two-coat projects.

    Reputation

    Our priority has always been to deliver quality work, services, and customer experiences. This has led us to become the largest painting contractor in the Davis/Woodland area.

    Insurance

    Brooks Painting is a fully-licensed, bonded, and insured company. We also offer up to $1,000,000.00 in liability for your protection.

    Value

    We offer you superior value, from the materials we use to the quality of the services we perform.

    Schedule a Free Estimate