What Types Of Paint Are High-Temperature Resistant?

While many paints only need to contend with everyday environments, there are some uses where far higher temperatures are encountered. These range from heat-treating chimneys in furnaces to incinerators, and also include specialist applications on oil rigs and other offshore installations. High-temperature paints are commonly sold in black and silver.

High-Temperature Paints

These paints usually have a temperature rating of a 160 degrees Celsius. They're ideal for general use on surfaces that are exposed to this level of heat on a regular basis. Possible applications include engine parts and certain machinery components. As long as the surface is correctly primed and prepared, they can be used on a wide range of materials, from wood to concrete.

Very High-Temperature Paints

Often abbreviated to VHT, this type of paint is intended for use on surfaces that are subject to temperatures beyond those supported by ordinary high-temperature paints. VHT paint is used in specialist applications such as log burner, furnaces, vehicle exhaust systems and the like. These paints can be rated for temperatures from 250-700°C.

What Heat Resistant Paints Are Not

It's important to understand the difference between heat resistant and fire retardant. High-temperature paints will cope admirably with high temperatures in normal use, but they won't respond to flames. This means that they are not substitutes for correct fire prevention or control measures.

Specialist Paints From TA Paints

At TA Paints, we supply a range of paints for high-temperature use, rated for temperatures from 160 °C to 700 °C. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.