Passive Purple is the one stop shop for all your air tightness needs.
1. Envelope areas
Passive Purple Liquid is an airtight coating which is sprayed with an airless spray device on all areas of an external envelope of a building including them difficult connection floor, wall ,roof and joist areas .As long as Passive Purple is used on the warm side of the insulation Passive Purple can be applied to either face of the external envelope.
The material to have Passive purple applied on must be dust free, solid and closed before starting the application. A closed surface implies that holes and joints need to be closed beforehand: large holes and joints (> 5mm) can be closed with a fast setting cement based products or polyurethane foam, small holes and joints (2-5mm) can be closed with Passive Purple Liquid Brush, this is the Fibre version of Passive Purple.
After these preparations, Passive Purple Liquid can be sprayed with an airless paintspray device; this fast application method allows a single operative to apply up to 300 m2 per day.
For small projects, such as private houses, Passive Purple Brush can be used with a flat paintbrush, suitable for waterbased products. In this case, an airless spray device is not needed. Apply in two layers, with an interlap of 24 hours.
The wall/ceiling connections also need to be made airtight, certainly when the connections are made of two different types of construction materials such as red brick/concrete or steel/concrete. Different construction materials react differently to changes in humidity,temperature and also move at different rates which can lead to small cracks in plaster or another type of finishing, and so creating air leaks that will cause the energy performance of your building to suffer and potentially opening the gateway damp and mould to appear .
For these wall/ceiling connections, both products can be used: Passive Purple which is sprayed with an airless paintspray device (1 layer) or Passive Purple brush which is applied with a paintbrush in two layers. If you dont have an airless sprayer but would still wish to install Passive Purple your self dont worry we have a roller version for you, it may take a bit longer but it still gets the job done.
2. Envelope penetrations
Pipe and wire penetrations can be the down fall of any airtightness testing. Passive Purple is applied around objects that break through any surface to the external envelope sealing where most tapes and membranes fail.
Before you apply Passive Purple , first apply polyurethane foam around the any penetrations; after hardening, remove the excessive foam, and apply 2 layers of Passive Purple Brush with a flat paintbrush; in all cases, apply a sufficient, well covering layer to guarantee airtightness.
3. Window/Door reveals
Passive Purple can be applied (and is tested) on different construction materials such as concrete, brick, wood,PVC, aluminium ,polyurethane foam and with two layers of Passive Purple , the whole window/door reveals can be made airtight.
Working method: cut off the excess of polyurethane foam, and apply Blowerproof Liquid Brush.
Regarding the protection of the window profiles, apply a protective tape at max. 5 mm from the side of the profile. This tape needs to be removed shortly after finishing the application of Passive Purple . The interlap between the 2 layers can be limited to 10-15 minutes.