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Fleetwood Weather Clad®, now with a Lifetime Guarantee

 We are so confident in our unique formulation of Fleetwood Weather Clad® Masonry Paint, that we are introducing a new Lifetime Guarantee.

 If you experience any issues with flaking, peeling or cracking for as long as you live in your home, then we’ll return the full price of the product in the form of a voucher.

Fleetwood Weather Clad® masonry paint has a unique high performance acrylic resin which resists peeling and flaking, and an advanced slow releasing biocide which actively resists mould which means that your paint looks brighter for longer.

Fleetwood Weather Clad® works via a unique patented encapsulated biocide that gives a longer acting kill rate hence protecting the film from microbial attack for much longer than standard masonry paint. The system can be thought of as a capsule of biocide (much like a cod-liver oil capsule) that only releases the biocide when a micro-organism interacts with the coating. This ensures that the biocide agent lasts much longer in the film by protecting and keeping the painted surface clean and looking newer for longer.  

We understand the unpredictable nature of Irish weather and the importance of getting the job done quickly and efficiently and with that in mind Fleetwood Weather Clad® has a quick drying time and is shower resistant in 30 minutes and a recoat time of 4 hours. 

Rain, sleet and sun do their worst and Fleetwood Weather Clad® stands the test of time. Fleetwood Weather Clad® has been researched, developed and tested in Virginia Co.Cavan. We have painted panels with Fleetwood Weather Clad® paint to test against Ireland’s harshest weather conditions with some panels being outside at our weathering station for over 25 years. This is why we are so confident in our superior formulation so much so that we are now offering a Lifetime Guarantee against peeling, flaking and mould staining on the exterior of your home.

 

PURCHASE: Fleetwood Weather Clad® is available in designated Fleetwood Stockists. All Fleetwood Weather Clad® buckets that hold the Lifetime Guarantee logo are qualifying products for this Guarantee. Once you’ve picked and paid for your Fleetwood Weather Clad bucket, take a note of your batch number which is placed on the Fleetwood Weather Clad® lid. Please retain your receipt with the batch number as proof of purchase.

 

PREP AND PAINT: Full advice on how to prepare the substrate for painting can be found on the Fleetwood WeatherClad® Lifetime Guarantee packaging. There are preparation guidelines for three types of substrate: previously painted surfaces, new surfaces and plasterboard.  Once the walls have been correctly prepared for painting in accordance with Fleetwood Paints guidelines, you can begin applying Fleetwood Weather Clad®. Stir Fleetwood Weather Clad® thoroughly before use with a good quality brush or roller, airless or conventional spray. You can thin the first coat with up to 1 part water to 10 parts paint over unsealed, porous surfaces. Do not over-thin. The second coat, if brushing or rolling, should always be applied unthinned. Details of coverage and drying times can be found on the Fleetwood Weather Clad® packaging. For more information on how to correctly prepare and paint your walls you can contact us on 0498547209 and info@fleetwood.ie. Further instructions are available in this article.

 

PHOTOGRAPH: Once you have completed the prep of your wall you must take a close-up photograph of the surface and a photograph of the entire wall that has been prepared before applying Fleetwood Weather Clad®. Complete this step for every wall you will be painting with Fleetwood Weather Clad®. Once the walls have been painted, you must take a close-up photograph of the surface and a photograph of the entire wall that has been painted. Complete this step for every wall you have painted with Fleetwood Weather Clad®.

 

OUR PROMISE: We offer a lifetime guarantee that for as long as you reside in your home, Fleetwood Weather Clad will not blister, flake or peel. In the unlikelihood that this should occur, we promise to furnish an equivalent amount of paint at no cost via the issuing of a voucher exclusive to Fleetwood Weather Clad®.

 

 

 

Ensure your prep and paint work is completed correctly by following these instructions for painting with Fleetwood Weather Clad®

 

  • PREPARATION  – PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES Remove all loose, flaking material and powder residues by thoroughly brushing using a stiff bristle brush (not wire brush) or scraping.  Fill holes and cracks with Fleetwood exterior quality filler and sand smooth.  All chalky and powdery surfaces must first be sealed with Fleetwood Stabilising Solution.  Treat any areas affected by algae, mildew or mould with a Fleetwood Fungicidal Wash.  If algae or mould is heavy, a second application is recommended.  If treatment for algae or mould is required allow at least 12 hours before painting.  Sand glossy surfaces and remove dust residue. Sources of damp must be corrected before painting. All masonry must be clean dry and free of dirt, oil, grease, loose paint, mortar, masonry dust.  Wood and metal (which must be rust free) should be primed with an appropriate primer.

 

  • PREPARATION  – NEW SURFACES All surfaces must be clean and have completely dried out before painting. Poured concrete must have weathered for several years or be sand blasted. Treat sand blasted concrete and all porous surfaces with Fleetwood Stabilising Solution.  New masonry must be allowed to dry and cure for at least 60 days at 15°C prior to painting.  New metal and wood surfaces must be primed before painting.

 

  • PREPARATION – PLASTERBOARD  This product is suitable for application over plasterboard.  However, conditions of high humidity and moisture in the plasterboard can sometimes lead to staining of the coating.  Under these circumstances, an appropriate primer should be used.

 

  • APPLICATION – Stir thoroughly before use and apply by brush or roller, airless or conventional spray. For best results use good quality brushes and rollers. The first coat may be thinned with up to 1 part water to 10 parts paint over unsealed, porous surfaces. Do not over-thin. The second coat, if brushing or rolling, should always be applied unthinned.

 

  • COVERAGE  – The coverage will depend greatly on the roughness and porosity of the surface. On smooth surfaces of average porosity e.g.: rendering, 12 square metres per litre and on rough surfaces of low porosity e.g.: pebbledash, coverage can be as low as 4-6 square metres per litre. Strong colours may require additional coats.

 

  • DRYING –  Under normal conditions, Fleetwood Weather clad® Smooth Exterior Masonry Paint will be touch dry in 2-4 hours. If a second coat is required, allow 4 hours between coats.

 

  • CAUTION Do not apply in conditions of extreme cold (less than 5°C)  or when there is a likelihood of rain or frost or a drop below  5°C in temperature  as this will have a detrimental effect on the drying process. When using more than one can of coloured paint, it is advisable to intermix in a larger container to ensure uniformity of colour.

 

  • CLEANING Remove as much paint as possible from brushes and rollers. Clean equipment immediately in warm soapy water. Replace lid firmly on the can after use.

 

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions of the Fleetwood/Weather Clad® Lifetime Guarantee

Fleetwood Paints Limited (the ‘Company’) is extremely confident that Fleetwood Weather Clad® paints will not blister, flake or peel. In the unlikely scenario where a Quality Issue does occur the Company promises to provide a Lifetime Guarantee as set out in and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
1. The purpose of the Guarantee is to enable a Customer who has purchased and used the Paint on their Property within the Territory to seek a refund of purchase price or to receive an equivalent amount of paint at no cost in the event of a Quality issue.
2. This Guarantee does not include any provision for the time or cost of making the Claim, preparatory labour or the cost of labour for the application or removal of Paint.
3. The Guarantee is not available to wholesalers, resellers or retailers and the Company will only consider and process Claims made by Customers in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
4. The Paint must have been applied on properly prepared surfaces and in full compliance with Fleetwood Paints instructions (including those on-pack, datasheet and colour label instructions).
5. Claims are to be submitted by contacting info@fleetwood.ie or by post to Fleetwood Paints, Virginia, Co. Cavan. The Customer is required to provide;
a. a copy of the original receipt or invoice showing the details of the Paint purchased (including type, amount and date);
b. a description of the Quality Issue;
c. clear photographic evidence of the Quality Issue;
d. full address of Property (including postcode) and
e. the batch number on the Paint.
6. The Company will consider the Claim on the basis of the information supplied by the Customer, the Company assessment (as deemed necessary) and other relevant factors as deemed appropriate by the Company. The Company reserves the right to send a Company representative, technician or technical manager to the Property to assess the Claim. A Customer’s Claim will be deemed valid, where it is accepted that there is a Quality Issue and the Claim is made in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
7. Upon validation of a claim, the Company will, at its sole discretion furnish an equivalent amount of Paint at no cost via the issuing of a Voucher/Replacement within 30 days which may be redeemed for Fleetwood Weather Clad® paint in designated Fleetwood stockists  (a ‘Voucher/Replacement’). A Voucher/Replacement has no cash value, is not transferable or assignable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.
8. The decision of the Company on a Claim is final. The Company reserves the right to reject a Claim, if;
a. there is reason to believe that the Claim is fraudulent; or
b. the Claim was not made within 30 days of the Customer becoming aware of the Quality Issue; or
c. there has been a violation by the Customer of these terms and conditions; or
d. the Claim is incomplete, illegible or corrupted; or
e. the Quality Issue arose due to reasons outside the control of the Company, including but not limited to; an issue with substrate; that the Paint was applied to improperly constructed or non-recommended surface; an extreme weather event at time of application.
9. Customers shall retain any unused Paint, which is the subject of a Quality Issue, but will not return the Paint to the Company unless the Company explicitly requests the Customer to do so. In the event that the Company requests the return of the Paint, the Company shall arrange and pay carriage. The disposal of the Paint is the responsibility of the Customer, unless the Company has explicitly requested and received the Paint.
10. The Company’s total liability to the Customer, whether under these Terms and Conditions, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with a quality Issue shall be limited to the amount of the monies actually paid by the Customer for the Paint.
11. The Company reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions as deemed appropriate by the Company and the Company shall endeavour to maintain current Terms and Conditions on its website. The Customer may seek a copy of the then current Terms and Conditions from the Company.
12. The Company is committed to data protection. Information collected in connection with a Claim will be processed in accordance with the Company’s privacy policy available at www.fleetwood.ie and in accordance with relevant legislation.
13. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement and supersede arrangements, understandings or agreements, whether written or oral, relating to the Guarantee between the Customer and any stockist, supplier or vendor of the Paint.
Definitions
Claim – an application for a refund or Voucher in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
Customer –  means private individuals aged 16 and above that are resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland who originally purchased the Paint and correctly applied the Paint to their Property;
Guarantee – means the promise to the Customer as set out in these Terms and Conditions;
Lifetime  – means the length of time that the purchaser owns the Property;
Property –  means the property upon which the Paint was applied;
Paint  – means the Fleetwood/Weather Clad Lifetime Guarantee paint as legally purchased for value by the Claimant and applied in full accordance with the manufacturers instructions;
Quality Issue –  means an issue of blistering, flaking or peeling which occurred where the Paint was used in accordance with appropriate instructions and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
Terms and Conditions – means these terms and conditions;
Territory – means the island of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Voucher – has the meaning given to it at clause 7
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