Heat resistant paint is specially formulated to withstand higher than usual temperatures. In most cases, regular paint quickly degrades and tarnishes when in high heat environments for prolonged periods of time. To ensure that heat resistant paint does not degrade quite as quickly, special ingredients are used which include silicone resins. Used with colour pigments, silicone resin increases its resistance to heat by a remarkable degree. Simply put, they are stable in these conditions and does not break down easily.

It is important to note that heat resistant paint is not the same as fire retardant paint. The latter is designed to withstand fire damage. As such, heat resistant paint cannot prevent combustible materials such as wood from catching fire. There are two general variants commonly found in the market today. The first types are simply acrylic based paints. These types typically do not yellow when it gets hot and they are a very quickly drying variety.

The second type is made from silicone aluminum. These variants are able to take very high temperatures of up to five hundred degrees without breaking down. It also has some reflective qualities which is certainly welcome especially when used as building paint. Additionally, it has a gloss to the paint that some people would like. These paints are the one you want to go with for use in the fireplace, chimneys, engines and all sorts of other high temperature locations. Even after time, you will find that it does not peel or flake as it is quite scratch resistant as well.

A nice bonus is its ability to prevent corrosion and rust on the surface beneath the paint itself. If there is one negative aspect to these types of paints, it is their basic lack of colour variety. As the name suggests, the most widely available colours are aluminum and silver. Two other colours that you may find with ease are red as well as black. They typically come in two types of packaging depending on the mode of paint delivery. The most typical is the paint can while an alternative is the aerosol spray can.

Heat resistant paint are typically long lasting and are ideal for use on objects that heat up like ovens and grills as well as the surface of your home. Its cooling effects are so significant that many companies are now saying that you generally don’t need air-conditioners with their brand of heat resistant paint. However, companies are also known to exaggerate. There are a few things to remember when applying these paints to items that heat up (pipes, etc). The first thing you need to remember is the fact that many of these paints cure with the addition of heat. For that reason, paint the items after they are in their final location, not before.

The surface needs to be free of grime, grease or dirt for best results. With aerosol cans, there may be the possibility of unmixed paint so always spray on to a piece of paper beforehand. Finally, paint in a room temperature or higher environment and never paint in very cold areas.

Author's Bio: 

We have a range of heat resistant paint as well as heat resistant glue in the UK.