Definition - What does Silicate Paint mean?
Silicate paints are inorganic zinc-rich paints that have high content of zinc present in them and are non-flammable. The silicate present in these paints acts as a mineral binding agent, imparting these paints with a strong long-lasting bond with the substrate material. Such paints are considered to be environmentally friendly, durable and weather resistant.
Unlike the usual coating materials, there is no film formation on the substrate material because these paints make a bond directly with the substrate materials. The result is a highly stable, light, fast and durable coating, with particularly convincing long-lasting color and natural effect.
Silicate paint is also known as silicate mineral paint or mineral paint.
Corrosionpedia explains Silicate Paint
When it comes to environmentally friendly and fast color interior and exterior coatings, silicate paints are the preferred choice of high quality and professional coating materials.
Silicate paints do not form a layer but instead permanently bond to the substrate material in a process called silicification. Silicate paints require a siliceous substrate for setting. Therefore, they are very suitable for substrates such as mineral plasters and concrete.
There are three types of silicate paints:
- Pure silicate paint
- Dispersion silicate paint
- Sol-silicate paint