Facade paints - learn about the types and choose full protection with thermal insulating coatings

Which paint for external walls should you choose? This is a question that is worth knowing the answer to before starting renovation or painting the house for the first time. There are several types of these paints. Below we present a short overview of external paints and show that it is worth choosing paints that guarantee full protection of our homes.

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What is facade paint?

Facade paint is a special type of paint used for painting the external surfaces of buildings, especially facades. Its main tasks include protection and aesthetic finishing of facades, ensuring their durability and resistance to changing weather conditions. These paints differ from interior paints in many respects, including chemical composition, properties and applications. They are usually more resistant to UV radiation, rain, snow or pollution, thus protecting the facade against fading, delamination or efflorescence. Many manufacturers offer a wide selection of coatings adapted to various types of substrates and aesthetic preferences. When choosing, it is also important to pay attention to its vapor-permeable properties, which allow moisture to be removed from the inside of the wall, and therefore prevent condensation and moisture inside the building. As it turns out, well-selected products not only protect and give the façade a beautiful appearance, but also influence the comfort and durability of the entire building structure.

What types of facade paints are there? Silicone, acrylic, mineral, silicate – short description

There are several types of facade paints on the market, each of which has its own unique features and is intended for a different use. Below we present some of them:

Silicone facade paints

They are made of silicone resins, which gives them very good resistance to weather conditions. Thanks to their flexibility, they cope well with building movements, minimizing the risk of cracks or delaminations. It is believed that these paints also block the growth of algae on the wall surfaces that are painted with it.

Acrylic paints

They are among the most popular facade paints. Made on the basis of acrylic resins. Their big advantage is the ease of application. Additionally, it is worth emphasizing that they dry quickly and are characterized by good resistance to weather conditions. Acrylic paints are available in a wide range of colors, which allows them to be easily matched to various architectural styles.

Mineral facade paints

are based on natural ingredients such as lime, clay or silicates. They are ecological and good for the environment. Mineral paints are especially recommended for renovation and painting the facades of historic buildings.

Silicate facade paints

They contain silicate salts and are closely bonded to the surface of the substrate, which makes them very durable and resistant to weather conditions. Silicate paints are especially recommended for use on mineral surfaces such as brick or concrete.

Acrylic-silicone paints

They combine the advantages of acrylic and silicone paints. Thanks to this, they are characterized by both good resistance to weather conditions and flexibility. Acrylic-silicone paints are often used to paint facades that are highly exposed to changing weather conditions.

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The choice of the appropriate type of coating depends on the type of substrate, external conditions, aesthetic preferences and the expected durability and final effect. It is worth consulting with a specialist to choose the paint that best suits your individual needs and requirements. In addition to the above types of coatings, there are also thermal insulating paints.

Is thermal insulation paint a facade paint?

Of course! Thermal insulating paints can be used outside the building (but also inside). This makes them facade paints. Moreover, we wrote above that an important element of these types of paints is that they protect the building against the weather. Thermal insulation paints have even more properties! Due to the fact that they contain glass microspheres, they reflect over 90% of solar radiation and additionally slow down the release of heat from the interior of the building.

These coatings can be applied to all surfaces, including plaster. They can be applied with a brush, roller or sprayer.

They also protect against mold, fungi.

You can read more about paints in the article: WHAT INSTEAD OF STYROFOAM? THERMAL INSULATION PAINT – HOW TO CHOOSE IT?

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Find out more and check out FCOM brands for facades

Check out FCOM facade paints and choose additional protection and insulation of the building. Check:

GoTherm thermal insulation paint®– 1 mm of this paint corresponds to 6 cm of Styrofoam! Additionally, there is a large selection of colors.

AT Termo® is a premium brand. 1 mm of this product is equivalent to 10 cm of Styrofoam. The paint is white, but you can apply pigment to it.

FCOM paints are an investment that will help you renovate and protect your building. They are efficient and resistant to weather conditions.

You will find the best prices in our online store.

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Content updated March 1, 2024