Enhanced Coating Performance Using Aggregates

Posted by Dean Linthicum on Nov 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Aggregates are commonly used in conjunction with liquid applied coatings to provide a combination of the following:

  • Protection:
    • Light colored aggregates lower deck temperature extending the life of liquid coatings
  • Non-skid surfaces:
    • For foot traffic
    • For automotive and other traffic
    • Exit areas for pond, containment, and other sloped surfaces
  • Energy costs:
    • Lighter colored aggregates will reflect solar energy, whereas dark-colored liquid coatings will absorb heat. Aggregate will reduce coating temperature by as much as 70 degrees on a hot summer day.
  • Provides a rough surface in which to enhance the bond of other paints, coatings, and topcoats (asphalt, concrete, tile applications)
    • For compliance with ANSI 118.10 IAPMO Approval for applications such as plaza and balcony decks.
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Topics: CIM blog topic, Prerformance Enhancement

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