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What's The Big Deal With Thermal Colour Changing Paint?

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We all want our homes to standout, to be ‘that’ house on the street that is always looking fantastic, come rain or shine. But is there a limit to what you should do to make your property the talk of the town?

Traditionally, a beautifully kept garden, immaculate drive, and subtle but by eye-catching exterior décor are what’s needed to create a home that stands out for all the right reasons. These days, there are more options available to make your home stand out. 

It seems that some paint manufacturers have taken inspiration from the Hypercolor t-shirt craze of the 80s and 90s, and brought out there own line of thermal colour changing paint.

This unique product is certainly one way to make your home the talk of the town, and the whole county at the same time. 

What is Thermal Colour Changing Paint?

Thermal colour changing paint does exactly what it says in the name – changes colour when there is a thermal change. The big deal with this kind of paint is that it’s quite unique when compared to the subtle pastel shade of most UK homes. 

Paint that changes colour when the temperature changes is not a new concept, but most people have never considered using paint on the outside of their homes.

Commonly, it’s used on the interior of a property or on vehicles, where it works better. 

The paint works due to the addition of a thermochromic pigment, which makes the paint sensitive to temperature changes. The change can be dramatic or subtle, depending on your desired look. 

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Painting your home every 12 months sounds like a massive commitment, especially if you pay out for colour changing paint each time, which as you can imagine, is not overly cheap

Is Thermal Colour Changing Paint Worth It?

For outdoor use, the thermal colour changing paint often needs a UV additive so the colour changing abilities of the paint don’t wear off too quickly. Even then, you’ll be quite lucky if the paint lasts for more than a year – can you imagine getting your home repainted every single year, at best?

Painting your home every 12 months sounds like a massive commitment, especially if you pay out for colour changing paint each time, which as you can imagine, is not overly cheap. 

Other than the maintenance of the paint and the price tag, there may be some problems with your choice of paint colour. Not all paint colours are going to be well-received, by your neighbours or the council, so you may find yourself having to repaint a lot sooner. 

Thermal paint may not quite be a one-hit wonder, but it’s not far off. For the inside of your home, thermal colour changing paint can be definite fun focal point, but for the outside of your home, it might not be the best choice. 

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Coloured paint that can change thermal efficiency may just be the standout product that you’ve been searching for…

A Whole Different Meaning to Thermal Paint

Just because thermal colour changing paint may not be best option for the outside of your home, it doesn’t mean that you should write off all thermal paints. Coloured paint that can change thermal efficiency may just be the standout product that you’ve been searching for…

A Home Logic wall coating is almost the complete opposite of a thermal colour changing paint, in that it doesn’t change when the temperature does but instead protects your home from weather changes. 

Wall coatings provide a layer of hydrophobic protection, so instead of water being absorbed by your masonry, it beads up and rolls away. This has a profound effect on your brickwork, in that the product keeps the bricks dry. 

Dry bricks are less thermally conductive, so heat can’t pass through them as easily. With no easy escape route, the heat in your home has no other choice but to stay put for longer. 

As the heat sticks around for longer, you don’t need to heat your home to as high of a temperature or as often, saving you money on your energy bills!

With a wall coating you’re also not going to be saddled with the need to repaint every year – the paint comes with a staggering 20-year guarantee.

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With a wall coating you’re also not going to be saddled with the need to repaint every year – the paint comes with a staggering 20-year guarantee as standard!

Home Logic: Your Number One Service for Protective Wall Coatings

Thermal colour changing paint is certainly an interesting product, but when it comes to making your home standout for the best of reasons, a coloured paint that improves thermal efficiency is a product that’s going to be a lot more beneficial. 

You can start your property exterior transformation today with just one call to Home Logic on 0800 1700 636, where our home improvement experts will provide you with a free quotation for a professional wall coating at a time which suits your schedule!