Paint On Energy Savings

insulation paintLooking to spruce up your house with a little paint? Why not insulate the walls at the same time with the same brush stroke. I happened to be looking for paint and insulation for a home improvement project when I stumbled upon insulating paints. It’s a less expensive alternative to placing standard insulation materials in your home walls and much easier to install since all you do is paint on the insulation. Although insulation paint has been around for years, it has been used mainly used for commercial buildings. That is beginning to change as the public sees insulating paints as a way to save energy and reduce heating / cooling costs. It is possible to add the insulating properties by simply mixing an insulating paint additive into any paint that you use.

The insulating additive is able to insulate by providing a radiant heat reflecting, insulating and thermal barrier coating when mixed with the paint. The insulating paint additive is a fine power substance made of ceramic “microspheres” that appears to be like flour or a fine talcum powder. It is non-toxic, safe to use with any paint and environmentally friendly.

As if lower energy bills aren’t enough, the insulating paint additive also has some other attributes that should make any homeowner happy. The paint helps in the following ways:

  • Reduces Corrosion
  • Resists Staining
  • Reduces Abrasions
  • Resists Build Up Of Mold & Mildew
  • Is Easier To Clean
  • Is Longer Lasting Paint Durability

You can find insulation paint at most places where paint is sold and it can be purchased either premixed or separately where it can be added to the paint. The additive works for virtually any type of paint whether indoor or outdoor. So the next time that you are planning to do a bit of painting around the house, consider also insulating your home at the same time.

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5 Responses to Paint On Energy Savings

  1. savvy says:

    I thought those insulating paints were a scam?!

  2. pfadvice says:

    NASA approves of them as they are a spin-off company

  3. fractalbrothers says:

    seems cool. I wonder if the savings are significant or not?

  4. savvy says:

    NASA may approve of them, but the googling I did seemed to be in agreement that their claims for home energy savings were unsubstantiated.

    For myself, living in Wisconsin, this wouldn’t work well because I want my house to absorb heat from the sun, at least during nine months of the year. However, if I owned a space shuttle that was much closer to the sun, this product might make a difference.

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