Finally, there is an easier and cheaper way to insulate your home. How? It's called insulation paint and it isn't a new idea. For years it has been used commercially, but that is quickly changing as it is marketed to the public. It is becoming more of a popular product to use in residential homes as another source to save energy and help reduce heating and cooling costs.
How does insulation paint save energy? With ceramic microspheres or "beads" that look like a white fine talcum powder. How does it work? The insulation paint reflects, refracts and blocks radiant heat.
The best part about this paint is that it is safe to use, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. In addition, this paint helps deaden sound and resists corrosion, abrasion, mold and mildew. It is also easier to clean and more resistant to stain. You won't need to paint as often either because the ceramics microspheres provide longer lasting durable paint.
Does it really work? NASA claims it does and selected Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions, an insulation paint company, as the Nasa Spinoff Technology Product in 2003. See Report Here
Insulation paint can be bought premixed or as an additive to be added to any store bought paint. The additive can be added to various types of paints: interior house paint, exterior house paint, roof paint, high temperature paint, etc., and it doesn't take a genius to do it.
Even better news: recently, a US patent for a new and improved insulation paint has come to light. Flaws that may have appeared in some insulation paints, such as peeling, coloring or cracking, have been set right with this new innovation. See Green Report Here
Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any information on when or how this new paint will be released or how much it will cost, but you don't have to wait around for the new paint if you don't want to. Go ahead! Take advantage of the insulation paints already on the market and help make it easier to keep your home cool in the summers and warm in the winters.
EDITOR'S NOTE: An additive that you can add to paint that will help insulate your walls is now available. You can buy the insulating paint additive here.