Spanish Key Condominiums Receives an Aesthetic Upgrade

Spanish Key Condominiums Receives an Aesthetic Upgrade

By Alexandra Freeman / Published September 2023

Photos courtesy of Pecora Corporation

Throughout Pecora’s 160 years we have taken a solutions-based approach to solving our customers’ weatherproofing challenges. Some of the innovations our team has brought to the market include a sealant with integral aggregate to replicate mortar, a line of non-staining silicone sealants that eliminate residue rundown and dirt pick-up, and a high-build, industrial-grade, traffic-bearing membrane with low to no odor. Our research and development are centered around enhancing our customers’ experience with our products and solving the challenges they bring to us from the field.

Spanish Key

Project Scope

     Our newest offering, SilcoPrime, was developed after years of experiencing compatibility difficulties related to exterior silicone wall coatings. SilcoPrime is an STPU-based (silyl-terminated polyurethane) primer for exterior grade architectural wall coatings that promotes adhesion to existing silicone-based coatings.

     Spanish Key Condominiums is a premier beachfront property located in Perdido Key, Florida. This beautiful building offers residents amenities such as an indoor and outdoor pool and hot tub. In addition to being situated just steps from white sandy beaches, the Spanish Key Condominiums are just a short walk from Flora-Bama, which boasts bars, restaurants, and incredible shopping (

Spanish Key work in progress

     The property owners’ association at Spanish Key noticed the silicone coating on the exterior of the building was experiencing unsightly dirt pick-up. This was diminishing the aesthetics of the building. The only option at the time was to recoat the building with another silicone coating. In a short time the dirt would appear again, resulting in frequent cleaning and recoating. These short-term fixes were becoming unsustainable, so contractor and installer C-Sharpe Inc. looked to Pecora for help.

     SilcoPrime was applied as an interlaminary primer over the existing silicone coating. The primer allowed C-Sharpe to select a new acrylic coating that would not experience the same level of dirt adhesion as the silicone coating. The SilcoPrime acts as a permanent bridge between the existing silicone base coating and the new acrylic coating. With this system in place, the overall appearance of the building would remain intact, and the increase in time between coating cycles would save the property owners the cost of constant maintenance.

Spanish Key SilcoPrime

     Ultimately, the property owner’s association was very happy with the completed project. Pecora SilcoPrime offered owners a cost-effective way to keep the building looking fresh and reflective of its beautiful environment. The engineer on the project, BE-CI, was also equally pleased with the final results and has already specified SilcoPrime for future projects.

Pecora Corporation

For more information about SilcoPrime, please call 800-523-6688, email, or visit