Environment friendly protective and Decorative coating for interiors and Exteriors
THE BASIS OF ECO FRIENDLY PAINTS
Natural ingredients are at the heart of the unique qualities of FAIRCOAT E-GREEN. The binder is liquid silicate whose structural form and hardness is perfectly compatible with its inorganic colorants and the inorganic concrete and masonry structures it is applied to.
The principle strength of silicate paints is their penetration within the substrate. This results in a solid mineral and insoluble compound of paint and substrate (concrete, natural stone, marble, etc). The cross-section through the render shows this penetration, which is also known as silification. This chemical bond locks the paints into the subsurface as opposed to organic coatings that sit on the surface.
FACTORS AFFECTING PENETRATION DEPTH
While penetration depth may not be critical for many architectural applications, greater penetration will have a significant effect on strength and durability of applications on cement based substrates, porous stone and traffic bearing surfaces. Penetration depth is influenced by the substrate’s pore structure and permeability, moisture content and surface preparation.
When FAIRCOAT E-GREEN is applied to suitable substrates, it penetrates and reacts to form a hard, insoluble silicate. It can also increase substrate hardness, particularly in cementitious materials. When applied to materials containing Portland cement, the silicate reacts with incompletely hydrated cement particles, converting unreacted calcium hydroxide (CaOH2 or hydrated lime) to harder calcium silicate hydrates.
WATER VAPOUR PERMEABILITY
The high water vapour permeability of silicate paints is due to their crystalline nature which ensures that humidity present in the masonry can freely pass from the substrate. Thus water cannot build up between the paint and the substrate – which normally leads to paint cracking/ blistering and being pushed off the surface. Instead, the substrate remains dry and the breathability of the building is maintained.
FAIRCOAT E-GREEN do not burn, unlike emulsion and other organic based paints. In the event of a fire breaking out, damage to the substrate is reduced and the paint does not give off any toxic fumes.
NO FUNGUS, ALGAE OR MOLD
The pure inorganic inert composition and high pH of silicate paints prevents any fungi, algae or mold growth, thus assuring a hygenic and clean paint layer. The absence of surface condensation due to the coatings high water vapor permeability, promotes a clean, healthy environment. Traditional organic paints provide smooth film coatings that do not breathe, attract moisture and fungi, algae and mold spores. Toxic mold growth is the number one health problem in building structures today. FAIRCOAT E-GREEN can improve the health of the building environment.
REGULATION OF TEMPERATURE
Silicate paints have a micro-crystalline structure, which reflects lightand heat. In hot climates this reflective property reduces the thermalstress on the structure and reduces the amount of cracking the substratewould normally undergo.
Neither harsh climates nor high UV radiation can alter the color of a FAIRCOAT E-GREEN Redecoration in the same color shade is possible after many years. Traditional organic paint coatings are subject to UV deterioration from day one, breaking down the paint film which changes the color and causes the coating to fail. Silicate paints have an extremely long life providing important economies over the long term.
This water based Silicate paints are harmless to the environment, consisting of natural mineral compounds including quartz, inorganic mineral colorants and liquid silicate used as a binder. Silicate paints represent a technology which has no detrimental effects on the environment in terms of manufacturing as well as in terms of application. Under fire conditions no toxic fumes evolve as the FAIRCOAT E-GREEN does not ignite.
Thus FAIRCOAT E-GREEN is Breathable, Moisture Resistant, Does not contribute to growth of mold, algae or mildew, Durable and UV Resistant; does not yellow, fade or peel.