FAQs

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Ok, I picked out a light-ish color, but how do I know if it requires black or not to get to my color?

Ask the paint tech to run the “recipe” for you. If your color requires black,drop down to the next lighter shade and run another recipe. Keep doing this until the black is not required, you move to another color, or the paint tech loses patience.

I want to spray my attic with Koolcoat, but the rental guy say’s his pump won’t support a .021″ tip. And besides his rental prices are high for the weekend. Do you have any solutions?

Let’s address rental price first. If you are going to be spraying your attic and you think it may take two weekends to get the job all done because it is too hot up there to do it all at once; here is one way to beat the rental prices and have your very own airless pump for future Koolcoat jobs. Go to gleempaint.com on the web and look for their factory reconditioned airless rigs. Most of the time they will have a rig you can buy for a price less than or equal to two weekend rentals. They ship fast and have wonderful support people. In fact their support people will also tell you that their 5/8 horse power pump will not support the .021″ tip necessary to spray Koolcoat. But here’s the reason they are telling you that. The factory matches a motor, pump and tip to optium sizes so when you are holding the gun a certain amount of inches away from what you are spraying, everything is correct to break the paint into the small droplets that will give you a beautiful finish. When you are shooting Koolcoat, all you really need is some kind of controlled paint-flow pointer. A car-wash wand would and has worked. Small tips will clog up and try your patience. When you are in your hot attic, all you want to do is shoot paint and Koolcoat as fast as you can. And then go back downstairs and cool off. So here’s my recommendation when talking to Gleem Paint, tell them you understand their concern about the “maximum tip size”, but you plan to shoot Koolcoat and would they please add a 421 or a 521 tip to your order? { What’s this 421? and 521? The “21″ designation is the tip size in “code”(.021″) and the “4″ or “5″ is code for the fan spray size by half. In other words, remember when the factory told you to hold the gun so many inches away from the substrate to get that beautiful finish? Well, the fan spray will either be 8″ wide (a code 4) or 10″ wide (a code 5)}

How do I reach those hard-to-get-to places in the attic with my spray?

Turn the tip around and “wash down” the far away areas. Yeah, you’re going to have paint dripping and running down rafters, and paint all over your nice painting clothes, but just remember you can actually get your attic down to the same temperature as outside air temperatures if you do everything Koolcoat recommends. And the first recommendation is to apply TWO COATS.

I did my attic, and now I want to spray my perimeter interior walls. How do I do that with the big tip? You said it was messy and it was in the attic, but I don’t want messy inside the house. What do I do?

Move or cover that you don’t want painted. And cover with the utmost care. Take your time. Prep is all important. Get a helper and a roller with a long handle. Mix your paint, get the pump primed then turn the pressure regulator down until your gun is shooting an adequate spray into an empty bucket. Start spraying with your helper right behind you “back-rolling” every square foot you just shot. The two of you can do a large bedroom in less than 20 minutes with ne coat, just in case you were thinking this was going to take forever. With the back-roller, all the drips, drapes and holidays will disappear and the finish will be as nice as if you were following factory rules for tip size.

How do I mix Koolcoat into paint?

Choose an area where no wind is going to disturb the blending process, Koolcoat is a microscopic powder and you don’t want it to become airborne. Wear protective eyewear and a dust mask. Begin by pouring the paint into a larger container (Koolcoat adds 20% volume), stir the paint thoroughly until it is well mixed and then slowly pour the Koolcoat into the paint. Stir until the blend is smooth with no clumps.

Are there any special preparations needed before applying Koolcoat?

Like with any other paint, a clean surface is necessary for good adhesion. Remove any dirt, scale, rust, oils, wax, etc. from the surface before painting.

Does Koolcoat change the finished texture?

The dried surface will have a slightly textured surface.

Can I apply Koolcoat to anything else?

Yes! Blended in high-temp paint Koolcoat can be applied to any hot surface (providing the paint is rated for the temperature in question). Steam pipes, boilers, hot water pipes, barbeque pits and engine compartments are just a few places Koolcoat can be used to insulate hot areas. Additionally Koolcoat blended with the correct type of paint can be applied to the exterior or interior of refrigerators, freezers, walk-in coolers and freezers, fish holds, ice merchandisers, or any other device that tries to maintain a temperature higher or lower than the ambient temperature.

What other properties does Koolcoat have?

Because Koolcoat is a ceramic based product, the finished surface will be harder and much more abrasion resistant than regular paint.

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And more FAQs..

Ok, I picked out a light-ish color, but how do I know if it requires black or not to get to my color?

Ask the paint tech to run the “recipe” for you. If your color requires black,drop down to the next lighter shade and run another recipe. Keep doing this until the black is not required, you move to another color, or the paint tech loses patience.

I want to spray my attic with Koolcoat, but the rental guy say’s his pump won’t support a .021″ tip. And besides his rental prices are high for the weekend. Do you have any solutions?

Let’s address rental price first. If you are going to be spraying your attic and you think it may take two weekends to get the job all done because it is too hot up there to do it all at once; here is one way to beat the rental prices and have your very own airless pump for future Koolcoat jobs. Go to gleempaint.com on the web and look for their factory reconditioned airless rigs. Most of the time they will have a rig you can buy for a price less than or equal to two weekend rentals. They ship fast and have wonderful support people. In fact their support people will also tell you that their 5/8 horse power pump will not support the .021″ tip necessary to spray Koolcoat. But here’s the reason they are telling you that. The factory matches a motor, pump and tip to optium sizes so when you are holding the gun a certain amount of inches away from what you are spraying, everything is correct to break the paint into the small droplets that will give you a beautiful finish. When you are shooting Koolcoat, all you really need is some kind of controlled paint-flow pointer. A car-wash wand would and has worked. Small tips will clog up and try your patience. When you are in your hot attic, all you want to do is shoot paint and Koolcoat as fast as you can. And then go back downstairs and cool off. So here’s my recommendation when talking to Gleem Paint, tell them you understand their concern about the “maximum tip size”, but you plan to shoot Koolcoat and would they please add a 421 or a 521 tip to your order? { What’s this 421? and 521? The “21″ designation is the tip size in “code”(.021″) and the “4″ or “5″ is code for the fan spray size by half. In other words, remember when the factory told you to hold the gun so many inches away from the substrate to get that beautiful finish? Well, the fan spray will either be 8″ wide (a code 4) or 10″ wide (a code 5)}

How do I reach those hard-to-get-to places in the attic with my spray?

Turn the tip around and “wash down” the far away areas. Yeah, you’re going to have paint dripping and running down rafters, and paint all over your nice painting clothes, but just remember you can actually get your attic down to the same temperature as outside air temperatures if you do everything Koolcoat recommends. And the first recommendation is to apply TWO COATS.

I did my attic, and now I want to spray my perimeter interior walls. How do I do that with the big tip? You said it was messy and it was in the attic, but I don’t want messy inside the house. What do I do?

Move or cover that you don’t want painted. And cover with the utmost care. Take your time. Prep is all important. Get a helper and a roller with a long handle. Mix your paint, get the pump primed then turn the pressure regulator down until your gun is shooting an adequate spray into an empty bucket. Start spraying with your helper right behind you “back-rolling” every square foot you just shot. The two of you can do a large bedroom in less than 20 minutes with ne coat, just in case you were thinking this was going to take forever. With the back-roller, all the drips, drapes and holidays will disappear and the finish will be as nice as if you were following factory rules for tip size.

How do I mix Koolcoat into paint?

Choose an area where no wind is going to disturb the blending process, Koolcoat is a microscopic powder and you don’t want it to become airborne. Wear protective eyewear and a dust mask. Begin by pouring the paint into a larger container (Koolcoat adds 20% volume), stir the paint thoroughly until it is well mixed and then slowly pour the Koolcoat into the paint. Stir until the blend is smooth with no clumps.

Are there any special preparations needed before applying Koolcoat?

Like with any other paint, a clean surface is necessary for good adhesion. Remove any dirt, scale, rust, oils, wax, etc. from the surface before painting.

Does Koolcoat change the finished texture?

The dried surface will have a slightly textured surface.

Can I apply Koolcoat to anything else?

Yes! Blended in high-temp paint Koolcoat can be applied to any hot surface (providing the paint is rated for the temperature in question). Steam pipes, boilers, hot water pipes, barbeque pits and engine compartments are just a few places Koolcoat can be used to insulate hot areas. Additionally Koolcoat blended with the correct type of paint can be applied to the exterior or interior of refrigerators, freezers, walk-in coolers and freezers, fish holds, ice merchandisers, or any other device that tries to maintain a temperature higher or lower than the ambient temperature.

What other properties does Koolcoat have?

Because Koolcoat is a ceramic based product, the finished surface will be harder and much more abrasion resistant than regular paint.

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