St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral: Water from rising damp eventually blisters off elastomeric paint layers.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
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Building envelope is now protected with long-lasting non-fading KEIM Granital silicate paint that cannot be damaged by acid rain or UV exposure.  Airborne pollutants and soiling are generally rinsed away with the rain.  Rising damp or invading water from breaks in flashing or caulked joints are allowed to move unrestricted as water vapor keeping the walls dry. 


About This Project

Challenges Historic 1888 church had severe weathering of limestone facade over the years, coated with elastomeric paints that resulted in blistering and peeling paint layers. Statically charged paints attracted dirt and pollutants to the surface resulting in a dingy appearance. Desire was to restructure the limestone profile and protect from weather, fading color, and maintain natural moisture balance of the building envelope while cutting maintenance costs and repainting cycles.
Solutions Strip off all elastomeric paint layers to the stone, reprofile the rough facets of the limestone, and apply a KEIM Granital Grob filling base coat to fill hairline cracks and equalize the reprofiling patches and diluted with 10 percent KEIM Spezial Dilution to equalize absorption. A KEIM Granital top coat was applied undiluted for a natural appearing mineral finish that will remain clean and provide lasting protection against weather and pollutants for decades. Completed 2008.
Architect O'Connor Architecture & Interior Design Ltd.
304 Main St
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 877-0691
Contractor Scott Dennett Construction, LC
2313 Cullen St
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 882-9420
Applicator Trice Painting Inc.
3128 S Main St
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 921-2032
Type of Project Places of Worship
Customer St. Patrick's Cathedral
1206 Throckmorton St
Fort Worth, Texas
Location Fort Worth, Texas (United States)
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