Painting can be quite time-consuming. This is why it pays to choose a paint that will last for many years.
It is far better to purchase paint that will last so you will not have to paint so frequently.
While picking it’s also a good idea to choose a paint that is best suited for the environment. This is where chlorinated rubber paint may be of service.
Chlorinated rubber paint is a type of coating that is widely used to coat surfaces in agricultural, commercial, healthcare, and areas dedicated to leisure activities.
But what makes chlorinated rubber paint so effective and a good choice for your home? Let’s explore the advantages this type of paint offers in the below article…
Chlorinated Rubber Paint
The first thing to note is that chlorinated rubber paint is not rubberized paint. But it does have several properties associated with rubber.
Chlorinated rubber is a strong, incombustible material that is noted for its versatility and durability.
The paint is a thermoplastic resin that can be applied in thick coats but will air dry.
Because the paint is water-repellent, flexible, long-lasting, and resistant to chemicals and mold, it is often used in areas that are exposed to moisture, chemicals, and even sewage.
The most common usage that many homeowners will recognize is with swimming pools.
But it can also be used for areas around the pool, ornamental ponds, and even housing for animals such as a doghouse.
Benefits of Chlorinated Rubber Paint
The most common benefits of chlorinated rubber paint include the following…
One of the most underrated aspects is how easy it is to keep the paint clean.
Because it is highly resistant to moisture, mold, and chemicals, cleaning chlorinated paint generally takes a few wipes with a common detergent and that will remove most stains.
In addition, the paint comes in a wide variety of colors which makes it a great choice for different types of surfaces.
It is well-suited for the laundry room, swimming pool, septic tanks, livestock areas, and other places where water-resistant paint is desirable.
Because the paint itself is resilient and water-resistant, it is perfect for areas where proper hygiene is important.
The paint resists chemicals, urine, mold, and sewage for easy cleaning.
Milking and livestock areas are also good places to use chlorinated paint on the walls and ceiling.
The paint is practical, attractive, and because of its resistance to so many unwanted chemicals and other elements cleaning is a snap.
Not only is chlorinated paint desirable because it provides protection against water it is also heat-resistant as well.
You’ll often find chlorinated paint used in swimming pools, line markings on roads, manhole covers, and animal pens.
Plus, it is a commonly used paint along coastlines.
Chlorinated paint is used to cover otherwise exposed steel and reinforced concrete in structures that dot the coast.
Thanks to its resistance to sea spray and salt, it can last a long time even under trying conditions such as those found along the coast.
What may be most surprising to those who have not heard of chlorinated paint is the sheer number of surfaces that it can cover.
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It works for many different surfaces, even in kitchens and workshops where either moisture or dirt and debris are an issue.
Things to Know Before Using Chlorinated Rubber Paint
If you are thinking about using chlorinated paint, then you should consider the following tips in when and where to apply it.
You need to apply the paint when it is not too warm or too cold. The ideal temperature range is 50 to 80 degrees F.
This generally means applying the paint in the spring or early fall when the temperatures stay within that range for 24 hours. Use a brush or roller than is solvent-resistant when applying the paint.
One reason why chlorinated paint is not often used on the inside of homes is the odor it generates.
If you decide to paint inside, then the area should be well ventilated and you need to wear a mask or respirator, gloves, and goggles.
c) Pool Treatment
If you apply the paint to your swimming pool or pond area, be sure to check the type of treatments used to keep the water clean.
Some pool treatments will cause the chlorinated paint to peel away.
So, it is best to check the labels before purchasing a treatment that will interact with your chlorinated paint.
Be sure to thoroughly clean all surfaces before applying the paint.
Otherwise, any residue, dirt, or other particles left behind may cause the paint to bubble or blister.
Therefore, conduct an extra inspection to ensure that the surface being painted is free of any particles or residue from chemicals and is thoroughly dry.
You will need to apply two coats for maximum effect.
Plus, if you are coating a pool or pond with chlorinated paint, you should not fill it with water for at least 7 days until the paint fully dries and cures.
Jack Luis is a semi-retired painter who loved painting his clients’ ideas on their walls.
He had worked as a painter for over a decade serving customers in areas such as Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Beaufort, and Georgetown, SC (South Carolina). Today in his free time, he likes to read and write about the newer techniques implemented in his profession. You may read more about him here or get in touch with him here.