Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
A relatively recent development in the world of construction and repair is rubber paint. The product is made from acrylic latex, coalescent, preservatives and pigments. Antifreeze is added to some formulations, which increases frost resistance. Unlike enamels and other types of paints, this finish remains elastic and maintains integrity on moving surfaces. The substance also has increased protection against moisture penetration. The product is used for finishing swimming pools, kitchens, bathrooms, roofing, dynamic structures.
Our experts conducted a thorough analysis of dozens of products and identified the TOP-6 of the best rubber paints. The rating is compiled taking into account the characteristics of each product and reviews from customers who have tested the tool in practice. This will facilitate the selection of products for painting surfaces that serve in various operating conditions.
Rating of the best rubber paints
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price per kg.|
|Rating of the best rubber paints||1||Acrylic paint DALI rubber||RUB 180|
|2||SherLastic Elastomeric||RUB 2,100|
|3||Super decor rubber||RUB 350|
|4||Rezolux Universal||285 r|
|6||Chief Technologist (Novbytkhim)||337 r|
Acrylic paint DALI rubber
In the first place in the rating is a rubber paint consisting of an acrylic base with a suspension of pigments and adhesion additives. The product is produced in containers from 3 to 12 kg. In finished colors, the product can be: brown, green, terracotta, red-brown and gray. All other colors can only be tinted. The manufacturer promises that if applied correctly, the paint will last up to 10 years. If the horizontal surface is completely covered with water, then moisture will not pass through it guaranteed for up to 5 days thanks to a powerful protective film, which buyers like in reviews.
Our experts believe it is the best rated rubber paint for roofing applications. It can be applied to slate, tiles, drywall, any type of wood (fiberboard, OSB, chipboard). Suitable for galvanized steel and metal. The paint has a relative elongation of up to 150%, so it can easily withstand thermal expansion from solar heating. Another advantage of the product is the interlayer drying time. On a vertical surface, it is allowed to re-paint after 1 hour, and on a horizontal surface – after 2 hours.
- economical consumption 200 ml / m²;
- suitable for indoor and outdoor use;
- masks cracks with a cross section of up to 3 mm;
- recommended for new homes that are shrinking;
- increases protection against noise penetration.
- can be applied only at temperatures from +10 degrees;
- hardly diluted;
- high price;
- two layers are required.
The second place in our rating is occupied by an American brand – SherLastic rubber paint. It is a water-based acrylic coating with increased flexibility. The product is suitable for painting concrete blocks, plaster, bricks. The manufacturer recommends using paint for application to facades (walls, cornices, skirting boards). The rubber substance is supplied in containers of 19 liters. In finished form, it is only matte white. To get other shades, you will have to tint. Due to its high elasticity, the paint easily hides both old cracks and new ones formed under it. Customers in reviews praise her for resisting fading, while maintaining an attractive facade from any side.
Experts included rubber paint in the rating because it is allowed to be applied on substrates exposed to alkaline action with an acidity of pH up to 12. Another feature of this type of rubber coating is antimicrobial components, so green or black plaque will not form on the walls from constant contact with water.
- high covering power – 1 l per 8-10 m²;
- does not have a pungent odor;
- hides small cracks well;
- forms few streaks during staining;
- resistant to sun and frost.
- sold only in containers of 19 liters;
- high price;
- drying time between layers 24 hours;
- for external work only;
- getting any color by tinting takes time and money.
Super decor rubber
The third place was given to rubber paint produced in Finland. Before it went on sale, it was tested at the EuroCollir laboratory in Italy and tested at the San Marco Research Center. In its basic form, the paint is available in matt white. In terms of material compatibility, this is the most versatile product. They can paint lining, timber, plywood, galvanized, non-ferrous and ferrous metals, plastics, gypsum, brick and concrete. Consumption is 1 liter per 5 m². This product has been around for 20 years and has proven its reliability in swimming pools, fences, roofs and walls.
Masters in reviews praise the paint for the fact that it does not peel off over time and does not crack. We have included the product in the rating due to the large temperature range of use, which is -100 … + 200 degrees. In addition, the rubber coating tolerates direct sunlight well and does not fade. The manufacturer boldly gives a guarantee for the product up to 15 years, which is indicated by a large icon on each can. Owners of the northern regions should take a closer look at such a paint in order to protect the facades from atmospheric influences.
- continues to pass steam;
- the surface is allowed to be washed;
- withstand cracks and blows of the base;
- has no smell;
- can be used indoors.
- two layers are required for reliable protection;
- high price;
- tinting is required.
In fourth place in the ranking is another Finnish product, but at a more affordable cost. It is a super elastic rubber paint that can be thinned with water up to 5%. The substance has no odor, which is what buyers like in reviews. The product can be purchased in packs of 7, 14 or 25 kg. Apply rubber paint with a brush and roller. To speed up the process over a large area, it is allowed to use a spray gun, but only with airless technology. To create a durable rubber surface, two layers of 120 g / m² are required. The product dries in 1.5-3 hours at a temperature of +20 degrees. After 24 hours, the paint gains maximum strength and can be used in conditions from -50 to +60 degrees.
Our experts liked the product for its vibration resistance. The rubber finish conforms to the shape of the hard surface and moves with it. We recommend using it for painting drywall or other materials in buildings close to tramways or metro lines. The rubber coating will cope with the vibration coming from them and retain an attractive appearance.
- affordable cost;
- can be diluted with water;
- drying time 1.5-3 hours;
- no solvents in the composition;
- pleasant to work with as it is odorless.
- recommended for indoor use;
- sold in a minimum package of 7 kg – a lot for small jobs;
- for quick application, only an airless spray gun is suitable.
The fifth place in the ranking is taken by the product from the Master Good brand. Rubber paint is available in ready-made colors: gray, white, green, blue and cherry. Highly elastic material suitable for painting slate, metal, brick and wood. Buyers have reported in reviews that they have successfully applied it on aluminum, shingles and plywood. The substance can be applied by all existing methods. The product is recommended for new houses that are shrinking, since the rubber surface completely follows the changing shapes of the structures and hides internal cracks.
Our experts liked the paint for several parameters at once, for which it got into the rating of the best. The first advantage is packaging from 1 to 14 kg, where the buyer can choose the required amount, based on the amount of work. It can also be applied at temperatures from +5 degrees, for which not all similar products are designed. Despite the lower cost, the composition dries up within 2 hours, than it catches up with the leader of the rating.
- the material is relatively abrasion resistant;
- no cracking is observed after prolonged exposure to the sun;
- increased water resistance;
- breathable rubber cover;
- service life up to 8-10 years.
- before painting, it is necessary to degrease the plane;
- preliminary application of the primer is recommended;
- 3 coats required for a normal look;
- floors and steps must not be painted.
Chief Technologist (Novbytkhim)
The rating of the best rubber paints is completed by a product from a domestic manufacturer. It is composed of latex, water, thickeners, pigments, antifreeze and preservatives. Thanks to this, the cured rubber coating is able to withstand frosts down to -50 degrees. It is allowed to apply the agent at a temperature of + 10 ° C. If the base has been painted earlier, the manufacturer recommends cleaning it to a matt state. For the substance to have a working viscosity, dilution with water is allowed. Buyers in the reviews report that drying takes place in 1-2 hours, so in one working day it turns out to paint over a significant area.
Our experts ranked rubber paint as the best option for savings. Using it, the buyer not only gets an acceptable product at an affordable price, but also avoids the need to tint the base, because the finished paint has 10 options at once. Among them: brown, green, black, blue, cherry and sand – everything you need to match any exterior.
- attractive price;
- two packaging options for large and small tasks;
- hides cracks in the substrate;
- indoor and outdoor use;
- suitable for ondulin and aluminum.
- apply only at temperatures from +10 degrees;
- 2-3 layers are required;
- curbs and plinths cannot be painted;
- poor adhesion at air humidity over 80%.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.