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10 Reasons That Cork Spray Wins out over Traditional Paints

If you haven’t yet heard of cork spray and its amazing properties, then read on! KPC Cork is proud to be at the forefront of manufacturing and distributing this wonder material that can be used on the interior and exterior of your home or building. If you’re tired of repainting your property and ready to save on your energy bills, then cork spray should be your next investment. Here are ten ways that our product, Isolate Projected Natural Cork, is better than any paint on the market!

Better than any paint on the Market

Better than any paint on the Market

1. COVERS ANY SURFACE WITH EASE

Our goal at KPC Cork is to provide innovative and environmentally friendly coating systems for industrial, commercial, and residential use. Our products need to be durable as well as flexible enough to cover any and all surfaces. Unlike paint, our Isolate Projected Natural Cork adheres to any surface you can think of: wood, siding, aluminum, vinyl, steel, stucco—the list goes on and on! New construction, as well as older homes and buildings in need of a face-lift, can benefit from applied cork.

2. FLEXIBILITY: NO CRACKING OR FLAKING!

Cork, along with its other qualities, is naturally flexible and durable because of its cell structure. Under a microscope, cork has a honeycomb-like structure that traps air in its pockets—cork is 80-90% air. It’s this structure and the air trapped inside that allows the cork to be flexible and elastic without expanding and contracting with the elements. Where paint will crack and flake when exposed to the elements, cork spray will bend and move with the structure while maintaining structural integrity and therefore not crack under pressure.

3. NON-TOXIC AND VOC FREE

Though lead paint is a thing of the past in the US, there are still other toxic chemicals used to coat the buildings you interact with every day. Not with cork spray! KPC Cork’s Cork ISOLATE is a water-based solution and can be applied to the outside or inside of a structure without face coverings. This all-natural polymer also contains no harmful organic compounds either, making it safe for your office, factory, and playroom.

4. LOW MAINTENANCE AND DURABLE

One aspect that may deter you from investing in cork spray is the cost per square foot. However, we at KPC Cork, urge you to compare the long-term costs of using cork spray to paint: over time, cork spray is the less expensive product. The color of cork spray fades ten times slower than paint and because it’s resistant to cracking and flaking, you may not need to reapply for years.

5. TOUGH ON MOLD

Resistance to mold and mildew is another naturally occurring feature of cork that will protect your home or building. Along with keeping out harmful allergens, this feature also helps keep the maintenance on your cork covered spaces to a minimum.

6. WATER RESISTANT

Though we’ve discussed the flexibility of cork because it’s made of 80-90% air, that doesn’t mean it lets anything in! Cork Spray is excellent for sealing your home from water damage while also being a breathable product. The impermeability to water is also natural to cork, which means when you’re spraying your basement, ceiling, or outdoor structure, you’re using a non-toxic method while keeping the water out.

7. WOW-WORTHY INSULATION

Cork Spray’s number one selling point is its natural ability to insulate. With KPC Cork’s Cork ISOLATE, you can forget about tearing up old structures to add insulation—just spray and lock in your climate-control while keeping unwanted temperatures out! Whether it be your living room or your office you’ll be saving money on energy bills while being able to heat and cool your space to the temperature you want.

Beautiful Stucco Texture Cork Spray

Beautiful Stucco Texture Cork Spray

8. SOUND DAMPING WONDER

The honeycomb structure of cork does it again with its ability to dampen sound. By coating one side of a wall, cork spray can reduce noise up to 18 decibels. Cork by itself has been part of soundproofing recording studios for years and now with cork spray you’re able to reduce the din of your industrial building or chatty coworkers.

9. FLAME RETARDANT

The last but certainly not least of cork’s incredible properties is that it’s naturally fire retardant. This built-in safety feature is excellent for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes alike—definitely not something paint can boast!

10. CLEAN AND GREEN

Finally, one of the best reasons to incorporate KPC Cork’s Isolate Projected Natural Cork into your design is that cork is a sustainable resource. Rather than getting cut down to harvest what is needed, cork trees are stripped of their bark and then left alone to maintain the local ecosystem. During this time of regrowth, cork trees eat up three to five times more carbon dioxide than other trees, and cork forests are one of the biggest reducers in greenhouses gases which contribute to climate change.

MAKING THE SWITCH TO CORK

Cork Spray is a relatively new product and admittedly has a higher cost per square foot than paint. However, along with accenting the inside and outside of the property with various color choices, spray cork is low maintenance, will help you save on energy bills, and is a sustainable resource.  Contact us today and see how you can start working with or application this fantastic product!

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