When we talk about UV resistance in terms of glass paint, we think of the way that sunlight interacts with the paint itself. UV light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. It’s invisible to the human eye, but its effects are not!
UV resistance is key to avoiding damage
UV light is generated by the Sun, and contains a lot of energy. Because it has so much energy, it can cause some serious health problems for us. It’s responsible for sunburns and can cause cataracts, so we know that it damages living tissues. It also damages objects. UV light has enough energy to break chemical bonds, and it can cause objects to fade, deteriorate and change color with prolonged exposure.
UV light’s ability to break chemical bonds causes problems for paints. Ordinary paints break down easily in sunlight. You can see the effects of UV light when paint fades, peels and cracks. Once a paint has been damaged by UV light, it can’t be “fixed;” it needs to be replaced. If the UV light exposure isn’t corrected, the paint will fade and fail again.
Glassprimer™ glass paint is specially formulated to resist UV light. This can be beneficial in more than one way! With its built-in resistance to UV light, Glassprimer™ glass paint will resist fading, peeling and cracking. Backpainted glass that gets regular exposure to sunlight will remain bright for years. You can install backpainted glass anywhere in your home –even in areas that receive direct sunlight – without worrying about sunlight damage over the years.
Backpainting isn’t the only way that you can use Glassprimer™ glass paint. Applied to a window, for example, Glassprimer™ will not only stay bright, but also it can also reduce UV light penetration through the glass. As a window coating, Glassprimer™ glass paint can help reduce fading on furniture, carpeting and paint by reducing UV light penetration through glass. It’s a great solution for “problem” windows that permit extended exposure to sunlight.
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