ECHO & MILDEW SOLUTION FOUND
Dome structures are notorious for their echo and sound reverberation. A solution
to the dilemma has been found in the Hy-Tech Solutions' insulating ceramic paint
After using Hy-Tech's "Metal-Shield" , on the ground floor of
the dome, the silence was immediately apparent. What had been filled
with aggravating echoes was now solidly silent. The difference in how
the dome "felt" was instantaneous.
Another challenge of dome owners is the cosmetic appearance of the
exterior surface. Mildew seems to be a particular bane we have noticed
on domes. The microspheres found in the ceramic additive form a hard
shell that is mildew resistant.
Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions' paints and coatings
have been tested under the harsh conditions of Florida's East Coastal
region, infamous for its mildew, sulfide gas staining, and hurricane
force wind driven rains.
Bob Buchmeier, owner of Ameri-Foam (firstname.lastname@example.org), is using the
additive in the outer clear coat of our shells exterior, which is
comprised of a hard urethane liner, similar to a truck bed liner.
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We chose this exterior because of its durability and convenient maintenance. Hopefully, a power washer with a mild solution of cleaner should keep the domes exterior pristine.
Hy-Tech Solutions provides superior products for any application where a
coating is desired. Their insulating ceramic additive is available for mixing into any type of
paint or coating. Hy-Tech Solutions also offers a wide variety of insulating paint products for just about any surface that can be painted. The round insulating ceramic beads also aid in the "flowing" of the paint application. After utilizing several of the products, we have found them easy to apply and can personally say, "SIMPLY AMAZING!" .
NASA developed insulating ceramic technology for the space program,
creating tiny microspheres or ceramic beads that reflect and dissipate
heat. These balls are as tiny as a single grain of flour with a
compressive strength of up to 60,000 psi. When all of the gas is removed from
inside the spheres, a vacuum is created. In effect, a mini-thermos
bottle that resists thermal conductivity and suppresses sound is
Hy-Tech ceramic paint additive looks like talcum powder when in bulk. When the additive is mixed into paint and applied, the ceramic beads shrink down tight as the water and other vehicles evaporate, creating a dense film of the cells.
The ceramic layer created:
- Suppresses sound
- Creates a mildew resistant surface
- Provides a thermal barrier, reflecting up
to 92% of the heat
- Improves fire resistance, the microspheres
- Protects against harmful UV rays
- Repels insects, such as termites
- Protects against destructive forces of
- Adds a high insulating value to any paint,
effective in both hot and cold
The additive, (14oz per gallon), can be added
to any interior or exterior medium used to coat a surface. To add to
your own paint, the ceramic additive costs approximately 3-4 cents per
square foot. Best results are achieved with two coats of paint to insure
an even distribution of the ceramics. The additive is safe, non-toxic,
odor free and environmentally friendly.
Because conventional paint pigments are sharp edged and pack down loose,
the paint film leaves paths for heat to pass through and makes a rough
surface which grabs dirt and soils easily. But, insulating ceramic
microspheres create a hard ceramic shell that resists dirt and has
minimal paths for heat transfer.
You can use the ceramic additive to paint:
- Dome Structures - definitely reduces echoes
and sound reverberation
prevalent in domes.
- Interior Ceilings - add to ceiling paint
and reduce the transfer of heat from
your attic to the inside of your home.
- Interior Walls - add to paint to reduce the
heat that is transferred through your
- Attics - use to reduce the heat that builds
up in your attic
- Your Roof - use to reflect the heat coming
in through your roof
- Exterior Stucco and Masonry - use to
reflect the heat before it
saturates your exterior walls.
- Decks - use to waterproof decking and
protect from UV rays.
Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions offers to consumers an
opportunity to change the outdated method of protecting our buildings
with conventional paint systems by offering energy-efficient, space age, insulating paint products that will help preserve our natural resources for future generations.
We strongly suggest you visit Hy-Tech Solutions website,
for detailed specifications and a full description of the wonderful
products that are available. If it can be coated, Hy-Tech Solutions
offers a product that will enhance its performance.
Mark and Valerie Sigler
Energy Efficient Monolithic Dome Home