ATLANTA – (April 27, 2011) Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, coating, and restoration systems, and Quikrete, are pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement. The program enables contractors to combine the advantages of StoPowerall Stucco finishes with Quikrete One Coat Fiberglass Reinforced Stucco Sanded and Quikrete Base Coat Stucco-Pump Grade Sanded that is covered by a single warranty. The StoPowerwall Stucco System creates a more durable, impact resistant, colorfast exterior wall cladding. This lightweight cladding offers greater flexibility, with faster installation than traditional stucco.
The Quikrete One Coat Fiberglass Reinforced Stucco Sanded is an ICC code approved, dry, pre-blended cement stucco basecoat that is engineered with proprietary admixtures and fibers that reduce shrinkage and checking. The stucco can be installed as a one coat stucco basecoat or as a scratch and brown coat in a traditional application. Available in 80- and 3,000-pound packages, the product meets the requirements for ASTM C 926.
Sto’s Powerwall finishes come in a wide variety of flexible, silicone enhanced, elastomeric or acrylic-based finishes that are either textured or smooth. Sto’s elastomeric finishes can bridge hairline cracks to keep moisture out – all of which add up to a more powerful cladding system. StoPowerwall finishes deliver excellent color uniformity and a wide array of tint choices using highly concentrated pigments that won’t dilute material like universal tints can. With a variety of textured finishes and smooth coatings and more than 1 million tint formulas, Sto puts custom design options at your fingertips. Choose from various coatings and finishes, including StoCoat Lotusan, which has a pronounced self-cleaning effect, is highly resistant to mold and mildew, and has high water vapor permeability.
The terms of the new Sto/Quikrete warranty are the same as the StoPowerwall system warranties, up to 12 years, depending on the system configuration. For more information, please visit www.stocorp.com.
About Sto Corp.
Sto Corp., based in Atlanta, Georgia, is an innovative leader and producer of a broad range of versatile cladding and coating systems for building construction, maintenance and restoration. Sto Corp. is ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management) as well as ISO 9001:2008 certified and operates production plants strategically located to serve more than 200 distributor shipping locations across North and South America. At research and development laboratories in the U.S. and Europe, Sto continues to revolutionize the industry with the highest quality products and application technology. Sto is also the world’s largest manufacturer of exterior thermal insulation systems with 27 subsidiaries operating at 21 factories worldwide.