Welcome to the 2nd part of A Beginners Guide to the Different Types of Paints! In the last part, you learned about the typical paints used by the average Juan.
This section will teach you about paints designed for specific uses such as boat protection, road marking, and so on. So, continue reading to see if you can get the paint you need for your next painting project!
Boats, ferries, and other objects in coastal areas are exposed to saltwater that accelerates wood rot and corrosion of metals. Because of that, chemical experts created Marine Paints.
Marine Paints are an umbrella term for the various types of paints used on boats. It has different types: Marine Enamels, Marine Epoxy Enamels, Marine Epoxy Primers, Marine Anti-Corrosive Paints, Anti-Fouling Paints, etc.
Most of these marine paints are generally used to protect boats from saltwater, but others are more specialized. Examples of these are Marine Anti-Corrosive Paints and Anti-Fouling Paints.
Marine Anti-Corrosive Paints are exclusively made for metal boats. It gives the surface a strong shield against corrosion caused by saltwater.
On the other hand, Anti-Fouling Paints protects the boat’s hull from the build-up of marine organisms that will affect its performance and longevity. Examples of these marine organisms are barnacles, shipworms, and algae.
Marine Paints are not that hard to use because their application is similar to Enamels and Epoxy Enamel Paints. It can be applied using a paintbrush, roller, or spray gun.
If you wish to perk up your flat walls and ceilings without adding too many accessories and accents, then it’s time you paint it with Textured Paint!
Textured Paints are water-based paints that add depth, texture, and dimension to typically flat surfaces. It does this by giving your walls a gritty or patterned finish. Compared to latex paints, they have a higher viscosity, allowing them to form bumps and patterns.
When painting with textured paints, you don’t have to sand the surface thoroughly because it can conceal small cracks, nicks, and dents.
Here’s something worth noting when buying textured paints: Textured paints have high and low-profile finishes. High-profile finishes leave a spiky finish, while low-profile finishes leave an Anay finish like this one below.
Fun fact: It is called anay finish because it looks like anay (termites) ate through it.
The color selection for textured paints is limited to only a handful. But what if you want a textured wall in blue, pink, or green hues? The good news is you can top your textured wall with your chosen color of latex paint!
Its application is more or less similar to latex paint; that is why you can do it yourself! The only difference is you need a textured paint roller to apply it.
A Chlorinated Rubberized Paint is a paint well-known for its non-slip and non-skid properties because of its rubbery finish. Typically, factories, warehouses, and workshop floors benefit from this paint.
But they are also used on basketball, volleyball, and other sports courts. Its selection of colors allows the creation of lines and markings to designate specific areas important in the sport. And it makes the surface safer to play at because its smooth surface decreases the chances of an athlete receiving an injury from deep scratches.
Its application is much more complex, technical, and expensive. Be sure to hire a professional to apply Chlorinated Rubberized Paint.
Traffic Paints are modified alkyd-based paints designed to mark asphalt and rough concrete roads, airfields, curbs, parking areas, and other areas that need markings with lines.
Like Traffic Paint, Triton Traffic Paints have excellent adhesion, durable film, and excellent wear resistance, so this paint is guaranteed to last long despite the rigorous stress it will experience from heavy foot traffic.
There is a special variant of traffic paint called Reflectorized Traffic Paint. The notable difference between the regular Traffic Paint and the Reflectorized variant is that the latter have fine glass beads. This allows the Reflectorized Traffic Paint to reflect light, which helps drivers spot the road lines easily in the dark.
For its application, you would need a road marking machine. If a road marking machine is unavailable, you can improvise by using a painting guide.
That’s it for today ka-Triton! Thank you for reading, and I hope you learned a lot from our “A Beginners Guide to the Different Types of Paints” series.
Try any of these paints on your painting projects and let us know how it went in the comment section below!
Until then, stay tuned mga ka-Triton and see you on the next article!