This section provides an overview for glass paints as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 9 glass paint manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Glass paint is a paint made from quartz glass, which remains liquid at room temperature. It is a type of inorganic paint that does not contain any organic substances and has the unique properties of glass. There is no need to worry about deterioration over time or flammability. Glass paints has semi-permanent durability and non-combustibility. In addition, it has excellent water repellency, water penetration resistance, chemical resistance, and stain resistance. Organic paints use solvents as diluents, but glass paints are diluted with alcohol, so they are also environmentally friendly.
Glass paints can be applied at room temperature and can be used on many materials, including wood, concrete, mortar, and metal. It may also be used to coat toilets, taking advantage of its high stain resistance. Although the price tends to be higher than organic paints, it offers excellent cost performance considering that the durability of organic paints is less than 15 years.
The curing principle of glass paints are based on accelerated hydrolysis and dehydration-condensation.
First, the organopolysiloxane groups bonded to the same main chain as the glass are hydrolyzed and converted to hydroxy groups. The modified hydroxy groups undergo a dealcoholization reaction with the remaining organopolysiloxane groups to cure.
Next, we will explain the types of glass paints. In general, glass paints refer to completely inorganic glass paints, but they are sometimes confused with organic glass paints.
Highly pure, completely inorganic glass paints are resistant to all kinds of weathering and durability. It is a truly versatile paint, with its resistance to external agents of deterioration, its wide range of applications, and its lack of toxic properties. However, it is considered a disadvantage to backfire on them.
The disadvantages of glass paints are its high durability and high resistance due to its versatility.
Exterior walls with sealing require maintenance of the wall surface in accordance with the sealing's useful life of 7 to 10 years. However, the durability of the glass paint applied over it is said to be about 20 years. Even though it was painted with glass paint that has a high durability, it will be repainted without making the most of it.
The resistance of glass paints are just so strong that nothing can be accepted. However, it also means that it is difficult for paint to adhere to glass paint. It is necessary to assume that recoating will not be possible when it is time to repaint.
Compared to silicone, fluorine, and urethane paints, glass paints are superior in almost every way, but at a higher painting cost. It is recommended that the use of glass paints should be considered with planning for the future.
Glass paint is a highly transparent paint. In woodworking, inorganic glass paint penetrates and hardens fibers without the use of organic paint. Therefore, it has the advantage of preserving the taste and texture of the wood surface.
Another advantage is that wood can be painted with the same texture regardless of whether it is indoors or outdoors. By penetrating the wood, it protects the wood from both internal corrosion and mold, which are important to be careful about, and external damage such as water, scratches, and ticks.
As long as the wood is made of wood, it should be carefully protected against fire. Most wooden buildings and other structures use fire retardants to prevent combustion. However, when the area coated with fire retardant burns, the wood turns white.
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