Hydrophobic Acrylic Finishes
BASF Construction Chemicals
The company has introduced Tersus Finishes, a line of modified acrylic finishes designed to provide strong water repellency and enhanced resistance to environmental soiling. The finishes provide an aesthetically pleasing surface color and texture for wall cladding systems, as well as other exterior surfaces. The finishes utilize a proprietary BASF formula to produce a highly hydrophobic, non-polar surface that repels water. Its anti-soiling properties have been tested using two industry established test methods, Dirt Collection ASTM D3719 and Dade County TAS 143 (modified for textured coatings). The product is available in two textures; a 1.0 millimeter and 1.5 millimeter sand texture, and can be produced in a wide variety of colors.