Silacote: Eco-Friendly Masonry & Concrete Paint

Silacote: Eco-Friendly Masonry & Concrete Paint

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 10, 2010

We've been taking a look at different options to paint part of our interior brick and concrete floors in our new home and we've been coming up a little short on eco-friendly products that will provide durability in high wear environments. We thought we were asking for the impossible until we ran across Silacote.

Silacote is different than other organic or eco-friendly paints because of how it reacts with the surface that's being painted. Over the years, traditional paints flake or peel easily off masonry and concrete, meaning they have to be stripped, scraped and repainted with great regularity.

Silacote bonds with the surface in a way that the chemical reaction between the paint and what it's being applied to "become one." It locks into the concrete or masonry. Think of it as holding someone's hand as opposed to a high five (seriously, test it out). In addition, it's easily permeated by water vapor which in traditional paints would cause flaking. Instead, it lets the stone or concrete breathe easy!

You can check out more specs on this all-natural product over at Silacote USA. It comes in 282 colors, all of which look mighty pretty to us. Now we'll just have to decide which color we want!

Have you used this product before? We'll test it out on our own house and let you know how the final results look down the road.

Image: Silacote

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