The paint is presented on the modern market in a huge assortment. It is used for decoration of various premises, exterior and interior decoration, as well as creating unique designs. Silicone paint occupies a special place among the rich variety of coloring compositions.
Typically, silicone dye solutions are water-based. It is a water-based dispersion paint, which also contains various silicone resins. Water is used as a solvent. Due to the special components, the material does not have a pungent and unpleasant odor.
A quality product is completely environmentally friendly and safe for health and the environment.
The paint can be safely used to decorate living rooms: bedroom, living room or nursery. Due to its high water-repellent characteristic, the composition can be used to decorate a bathroom, toilet or kitchen. Waterproof paint will retain its density and color saturation when exposed to steam and moisture.
Another feature of such paints is that they combine the advantages of silicate and acrylic formulations without having the disadvantages of these solutions.
Silicone resin is one of the main components of the paint of the same name. This element has unique characteristics, among which it is important to note:
- electrical neutrality;
In addition to the resin, the composition necessarily contains various mineral components and small pigmented particles, due to which the solution is able to penetrate into the pores, reliably fixing itself on the surface. This feature is especially useful when working with a wooden base. After drying, it forms a reliable, practical and durable layer with an attractive color. High temperatures will not soften the layer of finishing material.
Areas of use and types
Silicone paint can be used to paint surfaces made from the following materials:
- a natural stone;
- various mineral bases;
- plastered bases;
- wood (this type of paint is used very rarely to decorate wooden surfaces, due to the high consumption).
It is strongly discouraged to use paint on wet concrete, bitumen, nitro enamel and oily surfaces.
Depending on the place of staining, all products are divided into 2 types:
- facade compositions (for exterior decoration);
- interior paints (for interior work).
The amount of material consumed depends on the texture of the surface. The average value is approximately 200 to 280 g / m2.
Benefits of choice
Experts analyzed silicone paint and compiled a list of the advantages of this consumable. These include the following signs:
- Waterproof. Due to it, the paint is used in rooms where a high humidity indicator remains. The material will protect the surface from the formation of mold and mildew.
- Water vapor permeability. This indicator will provide the necessary exchange of moisture inside and outside the building. The paint allows the material to pass air particles, which eliminates the accumulation of moisture.
- Elasticity. Silicone paint can be used for minor surface repairs.It will easily block gaps that are no more than 2 millimeters wide.
- Stability. The composition has a high resistance to negative environmental influences. Constant temperature drops, dry air, wind, frost - all these and other vagaries of the weather will not spoil the beauty and density of the decorative layer.
- Care… The paint has excellent stain resistance. The material practically does not attract dust and dirt particles. Thanks to this, the products are used for decorating building facades and interior decoration.
- Life time. The durability of the decorative layer will pleasantly surprise even the most demanding customer. The optimum service life is 20 to 25 years. Only after this period of time will it be necessary to re-paint.
- Saturation and brightness. High-quality material has high aesthetic characteristics. The beauty and brightness of the layer will be preserved for the entire long service life.
- Versatility. Silicone paint is suitable for painting various types of surfaces.
Some manufacturers in the paint production process mix special additives into the composition. These components give the material special positive properties.
Before use, be sure to carefully read the composition.
Before applying silicone paint to the surface, it is necessary to carry out preparatory work. A prepared base is a guarantee of uniform paint distribution and durability of the coating. You can carry out the procedure yourself by following the appropriate recommendations.
First, thoroughly clean the surface, completely removing dirt, old finishes and dust from it. When it comes to painting a relief facade, get rid of debris (leaves, branches). Then we wash and dry the surface. You can use foaming compounds, and a building hair dryer is useful for quick drying of the base. It is possible to apply silicone composition over old paint, but this is not recommended.
If there are large defects on the surface, they must be eliminated before starting painting. You can get rid of cracks and small pits with a special solution. A putty is also carried out for a perfect leveling of the surface.
Once the preparatory work is complete, it's time to apply the primer. It will improve the adhesion rate and minimize paint consumption.
Any tools can be used to paint surfaces. You can choose between a roller, brush or spray gun. If you don't have a lot of experience in this area, it is recommended to use a roller or brushes of various sizes.
Professionals make a choice in favor of a spray bottle. With its help, you can carry out repairs quickly, carefully painting not only flat surfaces, but also hard-to-reach places.
How to carry out the painting process correctly?
For precise borders and straight lines, use masking tape. It is recommended for use when painting floors or ceilings. Before starting, do not forget to protect decorative items, furniture and other surfaces from paint.
Almost all silicone paint is sold ready-made. It is packaged in cans or buckets, depending on the displacement. The finished solution does not need to be diluted, it is enough to mix the paint thoroughly and start repairs. If you want to change the shade of the composition, use a color scheme with which you can create any tone. Mix in the additional coloring element gently, watching the color change.
If you are working with a roller, pour the paint into a special tray for convenience. It will help to evenly apply the material to the roller and easily remove excess material. It is necessary to apply substances from top to bottom with smooth and accurate movements.
When decorating the ceiling, it is necessary to start from the corner opposite the window and further along the entire surface.
Tips from experts
Remember that you can apply the second layer only after the first one is completely dry. Re-finishing is optional. It is carried out to create a more intense color. If you are happy with the resulting color, no second coat is needed. Small brushes will definitely come in handy for painting hard-to-reach places.
How to choose?
When choosing a paint, it is necessary to take into account the specifics of the premises and the microclimate on its territory. The paint with maximum water-repellent effect and high vapor permeability is ideal for decorating bathrooms, kitchens and also for outdoor decoration.
Pay attention to the degree of grinding. It is responsible for the ability of the colored layer to exchange moisture. The optimal indicator varies from 30 to 60 microns. This information should be indicated on the packaging.
If you're looking for a floor paint, opt for an abrasion-resistant material. Such a coating will retain its beauty and density even on the basis of premises with high traffic. The highest wear resistance classes are considered 1-2
A finishing material that is not afraid of direct sunlight, frost and strong gusts of wind is ideal for decorating building facades and other external finishes.
Buyers widely use silicone paint in decoration works. On the Internet, on thematic forums and sites, you can find a huge number of messages and discussions on this matter. Most of the reviews (over 90%) from experienced users are positive.
Also, designers and professionals from the field of renovation share their impressions. Durability, durability, practicality and attractiveness - these and other advantages are demonstrated by high-quality silicone paint.
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