Heat insulating paint is an innovative paintwork material based on a polymer composite containing hollow ceramic spheres. The heat-insulating structures are increasing popularity thanks to the technological features. They act not only as a coloring matter but also allow additional insulation of the material being painted.
The composition of the thermally insulating paintwork material contains the following components:
By its very nature, thermal insulation coatings are divided into two types: water-based and acrylate-based.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages of insulating compositions include:
- Excellent adhesive characteristics;
- The long service life of coatings;
- Insignificant heat transfer coefficient;
- Resistance to precipitation;
- Heat resistance;
- High strength coatings;
- The simplicity of heat insulation;
- Fire safety;
- Environmental friendliness;
- Resistance to the development of corrosive processes.
In addition to the advantages, there are several disadvantages. The most basic is the high cost. Not all ultra-thin coatings provide high-quality thermal insulation. The best results can be achieved only with a significant difference in temperature between the environment and the coating. In other words, thermal insulation coatings are the ideal choice when it comes to incandescent pipes. But thermal insulation for walls outside or inside the building is sometimes more expedient to perform traditional materials.
Types of paints
Two types of paints and varnishes are considered to be heat insulating:
- Thermo color (they include ceramic compounds).
- Foam fillers (including on the basis of penoizol, polyurethane foam, and liquid foam).
- Thermal paint.
Technologically applying thermal paints is no different from painting the surface with any other types and varnish composition. Usually, people are talking about 5-6 layers of paint, but sometimes their total number reaches 10. Paint is applied using any convenient device. But it is better to stop the choice on the sprayer. It is very important to achieve a uniform coating. When the paint dries, a dense thermal film appears on the surface, providing low thermal conductivity. In addition, the film gives other qualities to the coating, including mechanical strength, resistance to ultrasound, humidity, etc.
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