Mineral Paints are mineral based coatings formulated with pottasium silicate or sodium silicate, otherwise known as waterglass as the binder, combined with inorganic, alkaline-resistant pigments. They are fully inorganic (containing no organic solvents) and are non-offgassing. Mineral paints petrify, by binding to any silicates within the substrate, forming a micro-crystalline structure and a breathable finish. They are more of a stain, that becomes integral to the substrate, rather than a coating. They are alkaline and therefore inhibit microbiotic growth, and reduce carbonization of cementitious materials.
- Environmentally friendly, non-toxic applications
- High durability, especially on masonry products, and lightfast
- Breathable finish
- Acid rain resistance
- Antifungal properties
- Reduces carbonization of cement based materials
- Low VOC
- Water repellent – keeps water out.
- Vapour transmissive - twice the rate of acrylic paints which allows the wall to breathe
- Highly resistant to acid rain, alkali or pollution attack.
- Naturally highly algae, mould and fungus resistant.
- Non – flammable = ideal for use in fire risk applications.
- Long life – When the silicate reacts with the masonry to which it is applied
- (a process known as silicification) it does not peel or crack.
- UV stable – the reacted silicate does not break down with exposure to sunlight.