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This question is for the moderators? Are you guys familiar with the product called Liquid ceramic ? Do you know if it is an effective insulator as it states? I know it has a high solids content 60 percent and is thicker than normal latex paint. Any info would be helpful. Thanks
 
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anybody actually with any knowledge would be great, thanks
 
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I have read about it. Based upon the thinness of the layer you could build, I suspect its insulating abilities are not exceptional. Dried paint is 100% solids. Paint is not much of an insulator. Paint might work as a temporary dielectric. If you are trying to achieve a thermal barrier, there are better choices than paint. IMO
 
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Old 12-02-03, 01:26 PM
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From the Liquid ceramic web site:
"Provides a thermal barrier against heat and cold transmission as compared to six inch batting insulation (tested by Warnock Hersey)"

Note that the test results are not actually posted. 6 inch fiberglass is around R-18. If the paint film is 1/100 of an inch thick, it is R-1800 per inch.
A truly remarkable number.
A truly impossible number.
Look at the web site and try and find what the actual R value of the coating is.
Warnock Hersey is a fire testing lab, not an insulation testing lab.

Anything to good to be true...usually is.
 
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Old 12-02-03, 01:33 PM
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I have talked to a couple east-coast contractors who said real good things about this paint, but I have yet to see any real evidence that it works. I would love to test drive it myself, but the situation has never risen and it would be much too expensive to just buy it myself and try it.

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Thanks It seemed bogus to me. And it is remarkably expensive! I think one would be better off using a product like Duration.
 
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