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download press release »12/14/2012

CertainTeed Gypsum Introduces Industry-First Spray-On Textured Wall Finish with Extreme Durability, Moisture and Mold Resistance

(Tampa, Fla.) – CertainTeed Gypsum is expanding its finishing products line to include Extreme Texture Coat — an interior wall texture that provides long-lasting durability and enhanced moisture and mold resistance.  Extreme Texture Coat provides a complementary finish for high performance boards, such as AirRenew® Extreme Abuse and AirRenew Extreme Impact Resistant, M2Tech® moisture- and mold-resistant, and paperless glass-mat gypsum boards. The product is easy to apply and comes ready mixed, which saves valuable time in finishing interior walls and ceilings.

“Some spray-on textures do not have the durability and mold resistance needed for bustling commercial, healthcare and institutional settings,” says Stephen Reynolds, marketing manager for CertainTeed Gypsum. “It can damage easily and is difficult to repair back to original condition. The stronger acrylic-based formula of Extreme Texture Coat, however, provides a lasting finish that will stand up to the everyday wear and tear in these interior environments.”

Extreme Texture Coat is a bucket-ready, acrylic-based texture designed for use with conventional spray equipment on interior walls and ceilings to create a durable orange peel or knockdown textured surface. When tested according to ASTM 2486, the standard test method for scrub resistance of wall paints, Extreme Texture Coat performs better than high gloss acrylic latex coatings. The product also achieves the highest possible mold resistance score per ASTM D 3273.

“To obtain maximum resistance to everyday impact as well as moisture and mold in the substrate of a wall assembly, it is important to use a systems approach and combine high-performance gypsum boards with finishing products that provide the same protection,” Reynolds adds. “Extreme Texture Coat is an ideal complement to glass-mat, abuse-resistant, and moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum boards, providing the aesthetic appeal of textured walls and lasting protection to the wall surface.”

CertainTeed Extreme Texture Coat is now available in the Western United States. For more information, go to www.certainteed.com/gypsum.

Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.2 billion in 2011. www.certainteed.com

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