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Last edited 12 Oct 2020
A parge coat can reduce air leakage through cracks, joints and porous wall constructions and so reduce energy consumption and improve comfort and acoustic performance. It can also be used to prepare a surface for a topcoat.
The parge coat is typically applied by hand, or by spraying, in a continuous coating with a minimum thickness of 6mm. As the walls are then finished with a subsequent top layer, it is not necessary to smooth the parge coat to a perfectly flat surface.
See also: Pargetting
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