Merlex BASEX is specifically designed for application over brown coat where smooth-troweled finishes are used.
When mesh is embedded in BASEX, cracking is reduced significantly, which allows for higher-quality smooth-troweled finishes. BASEX contains a high percentage of polymers for flexibility, microscopic fibers for crack-resistance, and proprietary additives for workability and working time. The product has suction to ensure good bond between the finish plaster and base coat. BASEX can also be used on rescrubs directly over structurally sound existing plaster, eliminating the need for sandblasting.
♦ Provides crack-resistance and impact-resistance when used with mesh
♦ Withstands cracks in basecoat up to 0.04 inches without cracking through the finish coat
♦ Ideal for new construction and rescrubs
♦ Eliminates need for sandblasting old stucco
♦ Contains 10% post-industrial recycled content
♦ Ready to use, with all ingredients in the bag
♦ An economical alternative to EIFS base coats
♦ Available in #20, #30, #60, and #90 grit
♦ Provides a durable, extremely hard, water-resistant base coat