Acrylic coating Sherbrooke

What is the best vertical surface coating product?

The acrylic-coated concrete coating used by Les Surfaces Polyplay Sherbrooke

Acrylic coatings for concrete are extremely high-performance products. They are composed of a primary polymer cement base into which a fiberglass membrane is applied. The acrylic coating is then trowelled or sprayed onto the customer’s surface. The stages can vary depending on the customer’s project.

Why choose acrylic concrete coating?

At Surfaces PolyPlay Sherbrooke, we useacrylic coatings on vertical surfaces such as flooring and decorative walls. This cladding also has excellent characteristics for horizontal installation.

The acrylic installation steps ensure that your floor continues to breathe while remaining waterproof. We call this characteristic: air-permeable and waterproof. These 2 features are essential for the sustainability of your project.

In addition to protecting and waterproofing your foundations, acrylic is much more resistant than cementitious plasters and paints. An acrylic coating installed to the right specifications means efficiency, durability and elegance.

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The difference between acrylic and plaster


Acrylic coating: A mixture of acrylic resin, mineral fillers, pigments and additives. Acrylics adhere well to a variety of substrates and are flexible, making them less prone to cracking.

Plaster: Plaster is generally composed of cement, sand, water and sometimes additives to improve its adhesive properties and resistance.

Appearance and texture :

Acrylic coating: Provides a smooth, even finish. It can be tinted in a wide range of colors and even applied with textured effects.

Plaster: Roughcast has a grainy or rough texture. It can also be tinted, but its appearance is often more rustic and less uniform than that of acrylic plaster.


Acrylic plaster: This is usually applied in one or more coats using a trowel or roller. It can be used on a variety of substrates, including concrete, plaster, wood and even polystyrene.

Plaster: Render application generally involves the use of a trowel or plastering gun. It is often used on concrete, brick or concrete block surfaces.

Resistance and durability:

Acrylic coating: Weather-, UV- and temperature-resistant. It often retains its color and appearance over a long period.

Plaster: Although equally resistant, plaster can be more prone to cracking due to its cement-based composition. However, with the right materials and application, it can offer satisfactory durability.


Acrylic coating: It is generally easy to maintain and can be cleaned with water and sometimes a mild detergent if necessary.

Plaster: Cleaning roughcast may require a little more effort due to its rough texture, but it can also be cleaned with water and suitable detergents.

Acrylic coating is a high-performance product

When an acrylic coating is used to cover your foundation, it is usually applied as a waterproof, breathable coating. In short, it doesn’t let water through, but lets air through to allow your concrete to breathe. Acrylic coatings must be applied to foundations in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, taking into account the particularities of the foundation and local environmental conditions. It’s important to entrust your work to professionals in the field. At PolyPlay, all our installers are trained to meet your expectations.