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Best Sustainable Painting Resources

PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:35 am
by Johnny
You do not have to be a "rocket surgeon" to know that painting can cause a bit of havoc to the environment, and your health. I have been doing some research on sustainable painting, and am surprised at the wealth of resources. I think a lot of the suggestions are common knowledge, but there are some really good tips. I think before you paint your roof with solar paint, you should investigate some of these resources first.

http://www.painters.edu.au/Training-Resources/Sustainability.htm

http://www.greenpainters.org.au/

http://www.buildings.com/article-details/articleid/14433/title/green-sustainable-paint-solutions.aspx

Any thoughts?

Re: Best Sustainable Painting Resources

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:02 am
by Tracker
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JOHNNY...
One thing that I saw recently, was something where they discussed 15deg paint..

Obviously, it claimed to drop the temperature 15 degrees inside..

Environmentally, this must have massive potential for cooling reduction.. :idea:

Any thoughts on the stuff.. Does it work.. :?:
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Re: Best Sustainable Painting Resources

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:22 pm
by davidg
Johnny wrote:You do not have to be a "rocket surgeon"?

I thought it was "rocket scientist"

Re: Best Sustainable Painting Resources

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:08 am
by Warpspeed
Or "Brain Scientist".

Re: Best Sustainable Painting Resources

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:38 pm
by convict
I was told painting the roof white was a bad idea as at first it will do its job at reflecting UV rays etc but after a few years the white paint to turns grey - Then becomes blacken with age. So unless you have the funds to paint your roof every few years I don't see the point of it.

I have however painted a metal door with white paint that was not a solar guard or anti-mould etc just plain water based white paint, And with the door facing the sun from morning to lunchtime it did take a lot heat away from it.

Re: Best Sustainable Painting Resources

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:56 am
by bpratt
convict wrote:I was told painting the roof white was a bad idea as at first it will do its job at reflecting UV rays etc but after a few years the white paint to turns grey - Then becomes blacken with age.


I painted the roof on my old home several years ago, and whilst in parts it has got dirty, it is still very much a white roof.

I used Dulux Weathershield in the colour Thredbo White (a old colourbond colour), sprayed on with no real preparation.

My new home is a colourbond roof in the colour Surfmist, it seems to have got dirtier quicker than the old home ever did.

Re: Best Sustainable Painting Resources

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:12 pm
by Smurf1976
Painted a shed white about 20 years ago for the specific reason of keeping the temperature down.

It might not be as bright as it was back then, but it's still definitely white today.

As for paint fading, I've noticed that any shade of grey paint used on roofs ends up white within a few years. Proper black seems OK, but grey just ends up white.