Still Using Traditional Paint? Here Are 6 Reasons Why Cork Spray Is Superior

Many homeowners love the sight of a freshly painted house. But unfortunately, it won’t take long before the paint will start to fade, crack, and peel. Plus, beyond improving the aesthetics of an exterior or interior wall, traditional paint has little to offer. Enter the next generation of wall coverings. Cork spray is a powerhouse in residential and commercial building construction. In addition to looking aesthetically pleasing (it’s available in a wide palette of colors!), cork spray offers practical benefits as well.

Cork spray can cover virtually any surface.

On exterior walls, cork spray can cover any type of siding, including vinyl, wood, stucco, and brick. You can also apply it to your interior walls for added protection and aesthetic appeal. In fact, you can use spray cork on nearly any surface that you would treat with traditional paint, such as decks, patios, pool decks, and walkways. The ThermalCork Solutions cork spray is carefully formulated for maximum adhesive power.

Cork is an excellent insulator.

Did you know that cork spray can significantly cut your heating and cooling bills? It can be used as a stand-alone insulation or as a complement to existing insulation. If you’re using cork treatment in lieu of traditional paint, you’ll be happy to know that even a thin layer of the product will effectively block heat transfer. In short, it keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. No matter how hot or cold the ambient temperature is, cork spray will help keep your home at a desired comfort level. Plus, it won’t force your AC or furnace to work harder.

Sprayed cork is naturally water-resistant.

Water is one of the most significant causes of home and commercial building damage. Whether it’s from monsoon storms, floods, or slow leaks, water damage can result in thousands of dollars in damage to your property. Traditional paint won’t do anything to prevent water damage, but cork spray will. Although cork is an incredibly breathable substance that is comprised of about 80% to 90% air, it’s also remarkably watertight. After all, that’s why people have been using cork as wine stoppers for hundreds of years.

Instead of simply painting your exterior walls, apply a thin layer of cork spray to protect your home from water damage. For added protection, you can also coat your interior walls with ThermalCork Solutions products. And for even greater benefits, consider coating your roof with cork spray to keep out slow leaks.

Cork spray’s natural elasticity means you won’t have cracking or flaking.

No matter how good a freshly painted wall looks, it won’t be long before it starts to crack, flake, and peel. This is yet another reason why some homeowners are choosing to switch to cork spray instead. Cork is a remarkably elastic substance. It also adheres effectively to many types of surfaces. As a result of these two properties, applied cork spray won’t crack or peel.

Over time, buildings can shift due to changes in the earth underneath. In addition, building materials expand and contract in response to changes in the ambient temperature. Thanks to cork’s natural elasticity, this product is capable of expanding and contracting along with the temperature changes and shifts. Each time it shifts, cork will return back to its natural state with no cracking, peeling, or flaking.

Cork effectively inhibits mold growth.

Mold is a serious problem for residential and commercial property owners. Some types of mold are incredibly toxic, capable of causing severe health problems. These can include wheezing, coughing, asthmatic responses, sinusitis, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and similar respiratory symptoms. Traditional paint does little to nothing to block the growth of mold.

However, cork is naturally hydrophobic. This means it’s nearly impermeable and it’s difficult to get wet. Because of this property, cork also effectively resists mold growth, since mold requires dampness to grow. Coating your interior and exterior walls with cork spray instead of paint can help keep your family healthier and more comfortable.

Cork spray is a natural, VOC-free product.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are solvents that are often added to traditional paint products. As the paint dries, VOCs are released into the air. On a short-term basis, exposure to VOCs can cause the following:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Eye and respiratory tract irritation
  • Visual disorders
  • Memory impairment
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of coordination

In addition to these alarming symptoms, VOCs can result in long-term complications. These can include liver, kidney, and nervous system damage. Plus, they carcinogenic. Savvy consumers know to look for products that are VOC-free, such as cork spray. Cork spray is a completely natural product that does not contain any VOCs or other harmful chemicals.

Now that you know all about the many benefits of sprayed cork for your residential or commercial building, you’ll be even happier to know it’s more affordable than you’d think. ThermalCork Solutions offers high-quality cork spray products at competitive price points. Plus, we’re always available to answer your questions or help you select the right product for your needs. We can even connect you to certified applicators! Call (402) 900-0720 for more information about our sprayed cork products.