Cork-based thermal paint is a highly innovative factor in the development of insulation solutions because it offers the possibility of using a finish not only in purely decorative terms but also as a complementary element in the definition of a thermal insulation system.
The challenge in today’s building industry is to define systems that combine comfort, energy saving, efficiency and durability. In this sense, at Diasen, we have developed paints with properties that go well beyond the decorative aspect. How?
Let’s try to go deeper into the subject.
What exactly is meant by thermal paint?
Thermally insulating a house is one of the measures to improve its energy efficiency. Good insulation not only increases the patrimonial value of a building, but also prevents heat loss in winter and heat penetration in summer, reducing air conditioning costs and enhancing living comfort.
Diasen proposes an alternative system to traditional thermal insulation, i.e. biomalta formulated by combining different-sized granules of cork, lime, perlite, clay, natural fibres and pumice stone, which offer quality and liveability to buildings and environments. In this system framework, a crucial and innovative role is played by what we call thermal paints.
Thermal paint is a type of finish that fulfils two functions: on the one hand, it satisfies the aesthetic and design requirements of the treated walls and the rooms in which they are located; on the other hand, thanks to the thermal effects of cork, it contributes to improving the thermal insulation of buildings by participating in an insulation system that, in addition to painting, also includes plaster and thermal skimming coat.
Diasen thermal paints are, therefore, used to coat the interior walls – of which they raise the temperature, leading to positive effects in balancing the operating temperature – and the exterior walls, which, thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity of cork, provide an ‘extra’ of thermal resistance – also thanks to a thickness greater than that of a classic film – that reduces the amount of heat dispersed by the structure in the winter season.
Cork, the treasure trove of paint
At the basis of our thermal insulation, paint is always the treasure of the Mediterranean: we are talking about cork.
Cork is an insulating material that prevents heat from entering during the summer and leaving during the winter. It is a material with many virtues and many properties. So, it is not surprising that such an original material can be used to make efficient, functional and decorative paints.
How exactly does thermal insulation paint work?
Our cork-based thermal paint creates a protective layer that reduces the passage of heat through the walls of the building due to the insulating action of the air enclosed in the neat cavities of the cork.
This attitude is also confirmed by a sensory fact, namely that Diasen finishes give a feeling of warmth to the touch, as opposed to the coldness of a classic painted wall, and this fuels a feeling of comfort that also impacts on the room’s operating temperature, making the home more liveable and cosier.
In addition to its thermal function, paint as a thermal insulator also has a number of aesthetic advantages, which help to personalise the home. For example, it can be used to create a uniform finish on all walls, enhancing the structure’s aesthetic perception. It is available in a variety of colours for maximum customisation to suit all tastes and requirements.
We also specify that the thermal paint can be tinted in any desired colour, which means that you can choose a colour that perfectly matches the decor or surroundings. You won’t have to compromise with us, that’s for sure.
How is applied?
Thermal paint can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including exterior walls, interior walls and floors. In terms of application, it is quite simple. It can be applied directly to the existing wall surface, making thermal paint a convenient and affordable option for those wishing to improve the thermal insulation of homes.
The benefits of thermal paint include a contribution to reduced heating and cooling costs, improved indoor air quality and longer building life. In addition, thermal insulation paint can also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental sustainability. That is why we often recommend it to those who want to achieve a cosy, low-impact home.
Can thermal paint really change the way we live?
The answer is obviously no, we have no doubt about that. But in a world where the climate crisis is becoming more and more worrying and the quest for well-being more and more urgent, even a thermal paint contributes, in its own small way, to improving the energy efficiency of a building and reducing air-conditioning costs.
Our thermal paints are the result of extensive experimentation in which the idea of comfort becomes more subjective and refined in a refined mix of aesthetic motives, design needs, perceptions of comfort and protection requirements.
Diasen always aims at innovation, at offering solutions for those who want to improve the energy efficiency of their building and save on air conditioning costs. With its original formulation combining latest-generation pigments, insulating materials such as cork and natural binders, thermal paint is the answer to an increasingly widespread need for beauty, ecology and comfort.
Don’t miss the opportunity to transform your home into a more efficient and comfortable building, invest in thermal paint and choose the quality, naturalness and experience of Diasen. Contact us for more information.