Capitol Records Building

Raider was delighted and honored to be selected to recoat the exterior of this iconic 13 story circular building that’s been a landmark in Los Angeles since 1956.  The project covered approx. 51,000 sq. ft.  The concrete core is surrounded by windows and antiquated movable sunshades which posed significant challenges accessing the concrete ledge and other areas of the structure at each level.  Raider’s crew, working from the top down on each circular story, power washed the building, caulked all joints and applied patch compounds with a trowel to smaller cracks.  For larger cracks,  degraded areas, and spider cracks, the crew used elastomeric coating to protect the area, usually southernly exposed. Those areas received an epoxy patch, full layer of an elastomeric primer, and topcoat.

All other areas received a full basecoat, a 100% acrylic masonry primer/sealer that provides very good resistance to alkali and efflorescence, and a minimum of two coats of a premium, ultra-low VOC, 100% acrylic exterior paint that provides exceptional hide, durability and versatility.  The louvers were lightly profiled before receiving two coats of a high-performance epoxy siloxane hybrid that combines the properties of both a high-performance epoxy and a polyurethane.

It was a true pleasure working with the people that manage the building and the entire Capital Music Group.  



I just want all of you to know that I have had nothing but a great experience with Raider. Our project has been a great experience, you have worked with us through the incessant rains, the Tower looks stunning and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It's evident you all take your jobs very seriously which is simply why we went with you in the first place.

J.C. - Sr. Director Administration

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