Looking for a GreenPainter
to advise you on Heat-Reflective paints?
Paint coatings are now
available that may significantly improve a buildings' insulation
properties, thereby leading to reduced energy costs and wastage. These products
should be considered by specifiers for their ability to lower greenhouse
These paint products are most effective when
using light colours, as light colours can reflect up to 80% of solar radiation.
Dark colours traditionally absorb solar radiation more than light
colours. However, sunlight is made up of 51% infra-red light. By replacing
conventional black pigments with special cool colour technology black pigments
which reflect infra-red radiation, it is possible to reduce heat absorption by
the substrate, without altering the colour. This results in the coating become a
heat-reflective coating, even in dark colours.
This technology helps mitigate the urban heat island effect.
Astec Paints is an Australian manufacturer of cool coatings technology,
GECA certified, Energy Star tested, and recognised by BASIX in NSW. Astec Energy
Star comes with a 15 year guarantee.