Customer's FeedBack FAQ
What is a ceramic microsphere?
Discovered by NASA, a "ceramic microsphere" is an extremely tiny, hollow ceramic ball that improves paint transfer, heat tolerance, and adherence without the harmful effects of lead or mercury additives. Spheres are incredibly stable and can withstand otherworldly temperatures and pressures. Up until now, this revolution in coating technology was reserved for submarines, spacecraft and high-tech applications. Now Future Finish, LLC. and our manufacturing partner Lanco & Harris bring these same cutting-edge technologies to the consumer market. Treat your home like a scientific innovation with the high-tech coatings used by major corporations and governments worldwide.
How long has Armorex HB been around?
Parts of Armorex HB technology have been used in commercial and industrial settings for more than forty years. But, it took the latest revolutions in acrylic and polymer technology make Armorex possible for the consumer market.
Can I just buy Armorex and apply it myself?
The short answer is no. Our authorized dealers apply Armorex according to rigid specifications that assure you the long-lasting beauty and protection you expect from our products. Our trusted application technicians are part of our two-decade reputation for quality and excellence.
Are Armorex treated surfaces washable?
Our product stands up to household cleaners, the garden hose, and the pressure washer. You can even use a bleach and water solution if you like. Just in case, we provide you with touch up resources to handle tougher problems like graffiti.
Can Armorex HB be applied to stucco, block, brick, aluminum, vinyl?
Yes, Armorex HB can be applied to any paintable surface, even standard vinyl siding and aluminum siding.
But I have a brick house?
You still have lots of wood trim, railing, columns, and other features that can benefit from Armorex’s protection and give you a completely maintenance-free exterior. You may also choose to coat all the surfaces to improve the look and durability of your home’s exterior.
Won’t Armorex be a thick, heavy addition to my surface?
Armorex is thicker than everyday paint, but we wouldn’t call it heavy. Armorex HB has a much higher percentage of solids than ordinary paint. Typically, Armorex coating systems dry to 12-14 mils thick. That’s less than .02 inches, or about three sheets of printer paper. One coat of ordinary paint can be considerably thinner, but it won’t hold up to the elements like Armorex.
My building has several colors on several surfaces. Can you do that? What if I want to change the color of my house in a few years, or a new owner hates my color choices?
When it comes to color-capabilities, Armorex can do anything paint can do. Even though Armorex will last a lifetime, our technicians can still mist the surface with a thin coat of new color anytime. Your original coating application will continue to protect the surface, and you’ll have a new color that is often less expensive than a new paint job.
Will my wood grain still be visible?
The Armorex HB product does not affect wood grains and textures.
Is my warranty transferable?
The warranty is transferable to a new homeowner once.
What if I just want to do the trim?
We recommend coating an entire structure for optimum protection and durability. But, if you prefer, we can coat only the parts you select.
Do I have to do any surface preparation before apply Armorex HB?
Our trained professionals take care of all the preparations for you before apply the coating system. Surface preparation is customized to the unique type, age and condition of your surface and may include cleaning, mold and mildew removal, scraping, sanding, caulking, and sealing. Moisture levels in wood surfaces are checked, and the entire process is completed before we apply bonder, mid and top coats.
Will my Homeowner’s Association approve Armorex HB?
If they approve paint, they should approve Armorex HB.
Can Armorex HB be applied to historic homes?
Armorex HB restores and beautifies old wood. You should verify the specific requirements for your historic area, but our products should be acceptable in most areas.