How does acrylic paint compare with Breathe Silicate Hybrid Paint?


Acrylic paint

  • Non-breathable
  • Uses a sealant to prevent wall moisture from escaping
  • Made from a by-product of crude oil, it’s like putting a thin sheet of plastic on your wall
  • Can cause spalling in buildings
  • Creating a highly conducive environment for algae and fungi
  • When trapped moisture finally forces its way out, the paint will peel and blister
  • Contains biocide which uses in-can preservatives
  • Contains Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), unstable chemicals that produce harmful gasses
  • Reflects light at an angle relative to its source
  • Contains organic material which causes it to burn quickly. In the event of a fire, you may not have time to escape

Breathe Silicate Hybrid Paint

  • Breathable
  • Uses breathable primers that allow moisture to pass through
  • Made from sand, it uses silicate technology to keep out water while releasing much smaller vapour molecules
  • Will not cause concrete spalling
  • Will not cause algae and fungus because it does not trap moisture
  • Blistering and peeling will not happen because moisture can easily pass through our paint
  • Does not contain any biocide
  • Does not contain any VOC
  • Refracts light, creating a brilliant glow
  • Is made inorganic binders (ie mineral-based materials) and melts at the melting point of glass. It takes longer to burn, giving you more time to run out of a burning building

How does acrylic paint compare with Breathe Silicate Hybrid Paint?

95% of all architectural paints are acrylic-based. Breathe Silicate Hybrid Paint uses a different kind of technology to protect and preserve walls. Below are SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) pictures of acrylic and Breathe Silicate Hybrid Paints.