Instruction

for the application of thermal insulation coatings

Preparation

For the application you will need:

  • Protective clothing,
  • Protective foil,
  • Brush, roller, trowel or painting unit,
  • One of our thermal insulation products.

Substrate preparation

The painted surface should be:

  • leveled,
  • cleared of free fractions,
  • depending on the condition of the surface (absorption and stability), it may be necessary to prime it beforehand,
  • steel surfaces susceptible to corrosion should be protected with an anti-corrosion product.

Important!
Do not apply to wet, oily, corroded or moldy surfaces.

Product Preparation

Both the product in liquid form and in the form of a thick mass should be mixed before application. In the case of a liquid product, it is enough to shake the canister vigorously, a product with a thick consistency should be mixed with a stirrer – we recommend using low-speed stirrers with a maximum speed of 200 RPM.

Dilution

Although each product is delivered ready for immediate application (after prior mixing), depending on the application method, the preferences of the person applying the material or the specificity of the substrate, it may be necessary to dilute the product.

thermal insulation paint

If necessary, the liquid version of the product (paint) can be diluted with water:

  • about 5% (50ml per 1 liter of paint) – preparation of paint for brush, roller and spray application.
  • from 5% to a maximum of 25% (50-250ml per 1 liter of paint) – for painting the first layers on surfaces with high temperatures (from 60°C to 180°C).

thermal insulation mass

If necessary, the product in the thick (mass) version can be diluted with water:

  • about 5% (50 ml per 1 liter of mass) – preparation of the mass for filling.
  • about 10 – 15% (100-150 ml per 1 liter of mass) – preparation of mass for brush or spray application.
  • from 15% to a maximum of 40% (150-400ml per 1 liter of mass) – for painting the first layers on surfaces with high temperatures (from 60°C to 180°C).

Important!

Gradually add water in small batches, stirring constantly until the desired consistency is obtained.
Only the amount of the product that will be used within 3-5 hours should be diluted. Adding too much water may cause delamination and spoilage of the product.

Tools

Brush

A paint brush can be used for simple painting works that do not require high aesthetics of the surface finish. This method is characterized by low material losses and allows for quick implementation, therefore it is suitable, among others, in on steel pipes. It should be taken into account that when applied with a brush, it leaves bristle marks.

Roller

We recommend using short pile nylon rollers (6mm) or velor rollers. Application with a roller leaves a textured plaster.

Tips:

  • Saturate the roller with paint generously.
  • The first layer is a base layer (it will penetrate the original surface) and will provide good adhesion for the following layers.
  • One-time painting with a roller allows the application of a layer with a thickness of about 0.5 mm.

Painting unit

The painting unit will work well when painting large surfaces, as well as those of complex shape (e.g. details of historic architecture). The spray application allows you to obtain the texture of a delicate textured plaster.

A number of different devices can be used for application with this method, depending on the product used:

  • GoTherm®– HVLP/LVLP unit (maximum working pressure is 10 bar)
  • AT Termo®– HVLP/LVLP spray gun, hydrodynamic unit, etc. (maximum working pressure is 120 bar)

Detailed hardware recommendations can be found in the documents (technical specifications) for each product.

Important!

During work with the unit, remove all paint filters from it or replace it with a filter with a mesh diameter of at least 2mm.

Trowel/Putty

It is a method that requires more skill from the applicant. With careless execution, large unevenness may appear, which will require excessive grinding. Grinding damages the coating and reduces its insulating properties.

Application with a putty knife allows for a smooth surface finish (depending on the skills of the person applying).

Application

  1. Before painting, it is recommended to prepare the surface with a primer.
  2. Mix the product
    • Liquid product – shake the canister vigorously
    • Thick product – open the delivered package and thoroughly mix the entire product at low speed (maximum 200 RPM).
  3. Put the amount of the product planned for use within 3-5 hours in a separate container.
  4. If the density is difficult to apply, dilute the deposited amount of product with water (according to point 3.1 or 3.2) and mix again.
  5. Painting work (instructions on the application of individual tools can be found in 4.).
  6. Approximate gaps between successive layers are as follows:
    • Up to 1 hour – if the surface is painted at the temperature above 40°C.
    • Approx. 3 hours – if painting takes place at room temperature.
    • From 3 to 24 hours – if painting is carried out in extremely unfavorable conditions (temperature below 5°C or high humidity).
  7. 24 hours after applying the last layer, it is possible to cover the product with another decorative paint.
    Important! Using a different paint as the final coat will degrade the reflective properties of our coatings. In this case, we recommend applying a thicker layer to compensate for the deterioration in radiation reflection due to the greater thermal resistance of the coating.
  8. After the works are completed, all tools can be washed with water.
  9. Unused (and undiluted) product in a tightly closed container can be safely stored for up to one year.

efficiency

The efficiency of the material (both paint and thermal insulation mass) results from its volume. About 1 liter of the product on the surface of 1 m² allows you to obtain a layer with a thickness of 1 mm.

Depending on the application, the consumption is 0.5 – 3.0 litres of paint per 1m².

  • radiation reflection – the total thickness of the layer min. 0.5 mm (0.5 l/m²),
  • mould and fungi on the walls – the total thickness of the layer min. 1 mm (1 l/m²),
  • condensation of water vapour – total layer thickness min. 1.5 mm (1.5 l/m²),
  • thermal insulation – total layer thickness min. 1-3 mm (1-3 l/m²),
  • hot surface (e.g. pipe) – total layer thickness 1.5-3 mm (1.5-3 l/m²).