Hydrophobic paint may be something you’ve never heard of before. But we’re here to tell you why every city needs to invest in some! Essentially, hydrophobic paints and coatings are excellent water repellents. Read on to find out more about what it is and why it’s worthwhile.
- Protection From The Rain
In some cities, when it rains it really pours. Water can have a very expensive and damaging effect on structures, leaving cities with large bills to fix the damage. If more cities used a product like Sikagard 740 W on their concrete and cement substrates, they’d find that they’d last much longer! This paint is ideal for car parks and large multi-story concrete buildings, where a little water damage can cause big problems.
- Tackle Freezing Winters
In winter, bad weather can shut a whole city down. Not only that, but ice can actually damage concrete surfaces. If you use something like Sikagard 740 W, you’ll actually increase the resistance your concrete has to freeze. And, increase the thaw cycle.
- Discourage Foul Behaviour
It’s not nice when someone uses your building as their personal bathroom. But, the city of Hamburg have taken matters into their own hands by using Hydrophobic paints on city walls, under passes and so on. Due to the repellent nature of these paints, the offending person will find themselves rather uncomfortable after! This can make a huge difference to the environment, and discourage bad behaviour when there’s no one around to check up on people.
- Stay clean and dry
In a busy city, surfaces are bound to come into contact with water, mud, ice and other liquids. If a city really wants to tackle the problem and keep it’s surfaces clean and dry, then they should invest in Rust-Oleum NeverWet. This paint is super-hydrophobic and dramatically repels liquids, which roll off easily to help keep your surfaces spic and span.
- It’s easy!
Finally, it’s easy to apply and prepare for using hydrophobic paints such as Rust-Oleum NeverWet or Sikagard 740 W. Both paints come with easy to follow instructions and can be applied in a variety of methods. Really, there is no excuse not to use it as it’s so simple!
Whether you have a question about using hydrophobic paint in a city, on site or at home – get in touch with Rawlins Paints today.