The Bonding of Temperature and Paint
Are you looking for the temperature guide regarding paint? Brighto facilitates its consumers fully so, here we are with complete details:
- Alkyd and Latex: up to 90°C or 200°F
- Aluminum: nearly 200°C or 400°F
- Epoxy: nearly 150°C or 300F
- Inorganic Zinc: approximately 400°C or 750°F
Effect of High Temperature and High Humidity Levels
Do you know that the Latex gloss as well the semi-gloss paints are affected by the high humidity and high temperature? You must be thinking, how deeply it can affect the paint’s coating. Brighto is here with the answer: The paint’s coating will become sticky to the touch because it will be softened by temperature/ high humidity but the “thermal tack” will vanish as soon as the unfavorable temperature/humidity conditions are back to normal. As the result of this thermal tack, the products will stick to door weather-stripping. So, this is why you must avoid the use of latex gloss and semi-gloss for main entrance doors.
Temperature VS. Viscosity
The paint’s viscosity is affected by the temperature conditions too. The body of the paint gets thicker in cold temperature conditions while it gets thin in hot temperature conditions. Do you know that the paint left unused and allowed to be affected by the temperature conditions, must be brought back to normal temperature (20-25°C or 70 to 77°F) before you think of utilizing it? Now, there might be a question bugging you, and that is ”Why so?” Why should we bring the paint to normal temperature before using it? Because! Warm paint body has a poor coverage of the areas because it’s too thin whereas the cold paint has poor flow on the areas because it gets too thick.