Surface Decay of Brick Masonry Walls as Related to the Application of Certain Paints on the Exterior Surfaces

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleReport (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-R-33
Physical description7 p.
SubjectBrick; Masony walls
AbstractOn several occasions it has been reported or observed that spalling or flaking-off of the surface of painted brickwork walls has occurred. In particular, old brick buildings, painted to improve the appearance, have been reported to have suffered this spalling action after a winter or two following the painting. Usually the decay occurs as a splitting-off or flaking-off of layers of the bricks and mortar, with paint adhering, the areas of the spalling being more or less uniformly distributed over the wall surface.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-8020
NPARC number20331613
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Record identifier772c8b8c-bc00-40fe-b3f6-61d9ac441c09
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-06-12
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