What to Avoid with Extra Rough Glass Bead Texture


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  • Applying thick layers or multiple thin layers will result in a frosted appearance unless tinted. Why? Water in the acrylic will remain trapped between multiple layers of glass and will not clear up.
  • Avoid applying "two coats" or thick applications.
  • Don't allow your product to freeze.

Yellowing of Rough Glass Bead Texture and Extra Rough Glass Bead Texture

On the job site included in the images below, yellowing appeared through Rough Glass Bead Texture applied to a ceiling. The likely cause of yellowing is due to residue of wallpaper, wallpaper adhesive, or wallpaper stripper if one was used. These residues would all be soluble in water and would be easily reactivated by the moisture within the Rough Glass Bead texture migrating through the primer or flat paint, (both very porous coatings). Once reactivated, these residues could easily leach through layers of paint beneath the Glass Bead Texture.

The strongest indicator of this being the case is the “pattern” of the yellowing, which seems to appear in “strips” and is inconsistent with the thickness of the application of the Rough Glass Bead Texture. That is, the yellowing appears in both thicker and thinner applications. The yellowing also appears in areas away from the lighting fixtures, which eliminates heat and/or UV from light sources as possible causes.

We recommend that either the surface be primed with a true sealer/stain blocking primer and recoated with the beads or the ceiling be resurfaced and start over.

If there is suspicion of wall covering adhesive on a wall surface, we strongly recommend following sealing and stain blocking procedures before applying either the Rough Glass Bead Texture or the Extra Rough Glass Bead Texture.

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