Solacoat is a geoengineered coating method consisting of either one coat of Solacoat WB Metal Primer (for metal substrates) or one coat of Solacoat CP Porous Primer (for concrete, tiles and non-glazed terracotta tile substrates) and two coats of Solacoat topcoat. Solacoat Pastel and/or Solacoat Dark Topcoats are a revolutionary water-based acrylic coating that contains a unique membrane additive, which reflects up to 84.9% of the suns solar rays (depending on the colour), whilst assisting in reducing your CO2 footprint for buildings that are air-conditioned.
The percentage of the rejected solar rays will vary depending on the actual colour being applied, and the percentage of the solar rays being rejected, are based on a newly coated roof either corrugated, flat or pitched.
The Solacoat Pastel and Dark topcoat colours have a superior resistance to heat absorption with a higher solar reflectivity than corresponding coloured conventional paints. The lighter colours have a higher TSR Value and SRI Rating than the darker colours, due to the significant solar reflectance.
The Solacoat WB Metal Primer contains proven rust inhibiting agents to halt corrosion with excellent adhesion to all metals and is an excellent base for the Solacoat Topcoats. The beauty of the Solacoat Metal Roof System is that the building remains cool in the extremes of summer; its applied at a fraction of the cost to re-roofing and it is durable and aesthetically pleasing.
The Solacoat CP Porous Primer is designed to fill relatively small imperfections in the aged but mechanically sound tile surface and addresses durability, aesthetics and mould and fungi aspects.
Once installed this system forms a protective coverage that shields, maintains and enhances the roof for many years to come while keeping the internal temperatures cool in the extremes of summer.