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Color Selection in Tropical Climates
August 9, 2021 at 10:00 PM
Dead of winter over here in SLC. So I decided a pitcher full of sunshine in the form of sparkling sangria was most definitely on the menu.

Technology in today's market with the advances in raw materials, will give our customers the finest coatings for use in our tropical climate.

However, certain color selections that require the use of specific "organic" or synthetic pigments will not be as color fast and are prone to premature fading. In addition, these types of color pigments will not yield adequate coverage for a one-coat process.

Paint derives its opacity when the paint film dries due to the spacing of the pigment particle that refract the light, thus making the coating opaque. Specific pigment selection, the use of top-quality titanium dioxide, and 100% acrylic emulsions insures this fact.

However, with the use of the clean organic color pigmentation the hiding is reduced in the coating system. Basically, the particle size of the organic colors, reduces the scattering of light and thus reduces the coatings ability to hide and become an opaque barrier. A white paint will provide one-coat coverage. With the addition of these types of organic pigments in the same white paint, the hiding is reduced, and one coat will not be adequate.

These same organic-colored pigments are also very prone to fading and changing colors in exterior exposures. This type of fading is not controllable by the quality of the paint’s basic pigmentation and vehicle selection. The organic pigments have the distinct characteristics of not being color fast