As a Radiant Barrier: Stops heat from entering or escaping.

There are a few sprayable paint coatings available that are sold as radiant barriers but they all contain volatile solvents which are not only hazardous to the installer but also to the homeowner as the toxic fumes penetrate down through the ceilings and into the interior. Don’t be fooled by the terms “latex base”or “water cleanup” as they do not reflect the true chemical makeup of the coating. Read the ingredients!

Our Radiant Barrier Coat is the ONLY radiant barrier paint that contains pure metal (aluminum) pigment, insulating ceramic microspheres and NO mineral spirits or other volatile, flammable solvents.

How It Works:

Aluminum is highly reflective to infrared (IR) due to the high concentration of mobile electrons. RB Coat contains aluminum metal in the form of thin “Leafing” aluminum flakes which are highly reflective and reduce the penetration of IR radiation. The overlapping aluminum flakes align themselves parallel to and concentrated near the surface of the coating and have reflectance values of 0.75 to 0.8 for the key spectral range of 1 to 8 .mu.m.

In addition to the infrared reflective aluminum pigment, RB Coat also contains a very high concentration of heat reducing insulating ceramics. The combination of these two heat reduction pigments forms a “Ceramic Vacuum Matrix” which minimizes solar-induced heat build-up

As a Sound Barrier:

The hollow ceramic microspheres are a vacuum inside. The microscopic vacuum spheres resist thermal conductivity and reduces the transfer of sound fairly well.

As a Vapor Retarder: You Must Prevent Moisture Accumulation

Moisture control is a major concern associated with fiberglass thermal insulation. The warm air inside your house contains water vapor. If this vapor passes into the insulation and condenses, it can cause significant loss of insulating value. If moisture becomes deposited in the building structure, it can cause mold growth, peeling paint, and eventual rotting of structural wood.

Vapor retarders are special materials that reduce the passage of water vapor. Vapor retarders should be used in most parts of the country. In colder climates, place the vapor retarder on the warm side–the lived-in side–of the space to be insulated. This location prevents the moisture in the warm indoor air from reaching the insulation.

To guard against moisture problems, use RB Coat on interior walls and ceilings and provide adequate ventilation for the house. If you have a crawl space you should spray the underside with RB Coat.

Features:

  • Very low odor, soap and water clean up.
  • Dual protection: The metallic aluminum pigment reflects away radiant energy or heat from the sun during the summer months and in winter the same microscopic aluminum particles prevent radiant heat from leaving the building. The insulating ceramics further reduce conductive heat transfer.RB Coat can be top coated with a decorative conventional wall paint. Permeable, does not trap moisture but reduces its rate of transfer.
  • Environmentally Friendly! No ammonia, No alcohol, No solvents.
  • Easily installed using brush, roller, or spray
  • Excellent for back priming wood sheathing and siding in new construction, not only providing a superior radiant barrier, but also protects against wood rot from water intrusion through cracks and splits in the wood
  • Saves money by lowering heating and cooling cost of operation and wear and tear of the equipment.
  • Improves efficiency of existing insulation by lowering the temperatures that it is exposed to.
  • An Easy way to upgrade existing structures
  • Easily applied to Attic Space,underside of roof decking, side walls and overhead doors in metal buildings, Duct work, Pipes, interiors of cargo transportation vehicles, barns, storage buildings, animal shelters, poultry housing…the applications are endless
  • Due to the high reflectivity of the coating, RB Coat increases interior lighting levels in commercial and industrial buildings which aids in reducing lighting costs.
  • In buildings heated by infrared heaters, wood burning stoves or other radiant heat sources, RB Coat greatly improves the efficiency of the heat source, reducing fuel and energy costs
  • On interior wall applications RB Coat not only provides a barrier to radiated heat but also an Aluminum vapor barrier which reduces water vapor transfer through the walls, a real plus for older homes and homes with EIFS wall systems.