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Volterra and Rob Knight collaborate on innovative abuse resistant finish products

PHOENIX, AZ, August 13, 2017- This week Volterra Architectural Products and Rob Knight announced the launch of ArmourTone acrylic based, abuse resistant finishes which are set to change the way commercial, industrial and residential wall finishes are applied and maintained.

ArmourTone products are complete finish systems that are generally applied over gypsum drywall but can be applied over most substrates including concrete, masonry, EIFS and stucco. These systems are preferred because joint treatment, surface preparation and colored finishes (either smooth or textured) are achieved with fewer steps, fewer construction days and with less manpower than with traditional drywall compounds and paint. A benchmark feature of ArmourTone is superior abuse resistance compared to conventional drywall finishes which minimizes ongoing maintenance. The line consists of:

ArmourJoint: 100% acrylic-based joint compound which virtually eliminates sanding and dust and reduces the time to finish level three or four joint treatment by as much as two days. This product offers superior performance with minimal shrinkage, crack and moisture resistance.

ArmourFill: One component, pre-blended, tintable acrylic-based level five surfacer and finish texture (smooth, orange peel or knockdown) with exceptional abrasion resistance. ArmourFill is a complete texture and color finish that is achieved in two days, eliminating paint.

ArmourTone: Fine and Sanded. One hundred percent acrylic-based interior or exterior abuse resistant finishe that achieves a variety of textures including smooth monochromatic, imperfect smooth with highlighting stain, decorative mottled, orange peel or knockdown, or fine sand finish. All with unmatched abuse resistant performance.

Claro HP: Venetian style smooth, mottled finish coat applied over ArmourTone Fine. Available in unlimited colors in a matte finish, with gloss sealers available.

All ArmourTone products can be used interior or exterior with epoxy modified sealers for long-term added protection. They are ideal for commercial, industrial, institutional, multi and single family residential with different textures and effects possible. Environmental benefits include increased sustainability, dust free products and very low VOC.

ArmourTone is the result of a collaboration between Rob Knight, a veteran in the the coatings development and distribution industry and Tim Williams, owner/operator of Volterra Architectural Products, a leading U.S. manufacturer of specialty building products. Knight and Williams have more than 60 years combined experience in developing, manufacturing and distributing stucco, EIFS, acrylic, decorative and abuse-resistant finishes and Knight has launched four national brands.

Volterra, a 15-year old Phoenix based company, is the leading US manufacturer of high-density foam beams and architectural shapes, hardwood moulding, and synthetic stucco and plaster products. With an in-house product development team and chemist, Volterra was Knight’s choice to partner with for the development and distribution of ArmourTone on a national level.

“Volterra’s principals are long time associates of our enterprises and have extensive manufacturing capabilities along with the the technical expertise to develop quality products and timely service necessary to successfully manufacture and market ArmourTone,” said Knight.

In addition to the abuse resistant finish line, ArmourTone will also encompass Volterra’s full line of acrylic stucco, base coats and repair products, as well as a leading imported Venetian lime plaster from Italy. ArmourTone products are manufactured in Phoenix, Arizona with distribution throughout the U.S.

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