We tend to forget that light contains components that we can’t see. Our eyes are able to detect only a portion of all of the light frequencies that the Sun emits. The invisible light waves – called ultra-violet and infrared light – are easy to forget about, until you see their effects.
Infrared light is responsible for heat generation. When you sit in the sun, your body is taking advantage of the heat that IR light generates. At the same time, you’re exposing yourself to ultraviolet rays, which cause sunburns! While you can’t see either IR light or UV light, you can certainly feel their effects.
As it turns out, a lot of things are negatively impacted by UV radiation. Packaging experts spend a lot of time trying to create protection against UV radiation because it can damage products, even while they sit on the shelf in the store.
Food products and cosmetics are particularly susceptible to UV damage, so coatings that protect package contents are exceptionally important. Glass is a common packaging material for a wide range of products, and Glassprimer™ glass paint can help reduce UV infiltration. Because it’s specially designed to block UV radiation, it can protect product quality and improve product longevity.
Ordinary paint fades. The change in color is gradual, so you may not notice it at first, but sunlight damages paint. It changes the color and can make the paint chip, crack and peel. The UV protection in Glassprimer™ glass paint means that the paint will not fade, even when it is exposed to direct sunlight over a long period of time. It also resists cracking and peeling, which means that it will look great year after year after year.
If you have a tough-to-manage spot in your home or office – one that’s exposed regularly to sunlight or that has a history of chipping, fading or peeling, Glassprimer™ glass paint could provide the ideal solution. Simply backpaint glass in the color of your choice and mount the glass to the wall, using a neutral cure silicone adhesive, and enjoy beautiful color with minimal maintenance.
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