Aluminium paint

The term ‘aluminium paint’ is used to describe lacquers and coatings that contain aluminium powder as well as lacquer binders (mostly synthetic resins). The aluminium powder comprises extremely fine flakes and is the material that determines the colour (silver white or silver grey). Once the paint has been applied, the flakes lie on top of each other in layers five to ten flakes deep. This makes it very difficult for moisture or corrosive substances to force their way through to the underlying metal. Aluminium paints thus have excellent resistance to the elements and to corrosion.