Aluminum Paint

Definition - What does Aluminum Paint mean?

Aluminum paint refers to a paint that is solvent-based and filled with aluminum flake. It is a protective metallic finish use on well-prepared metal surfaces like storage tanks, roofs and pipework. This paint can withstand temperatures up to 302°F (150°C). It is a good heat and light reflector as well as it resists water permeability.

Aluminum paint produces a genuine aluminum finish and it is highly resistant to rust and corrosion. It is very suitable for restoring old or rusted aluminum or steel objects in industrial areas. It is often used for coating industrial equipment and corrugated sheets in industrial areas.

Corrosionpedia explains Aluminum Paint

Aluminum paint is one kind of coating paint produced from aluminum paste and a film-forming vehicle (e.g., varnish). It consist of both a resin base and solid flecks of aluminum. The resin helps the paint to flow and gives it durability and strength. The aluminum flakes produce a shiny metallic finish.

Most manufacturers only produce one shade of aluminum-based paint, one with a silvery finish. Some also add different pigments to produce other paint shades. Oxidation causes the finishes to darken over time irrespective of the colors used.

This paint is used on a variety of materials: metals, wood, and masonry. This paint can be easily brushed, rolled or sprayed onto the surface. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor painting.

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