Ceramic Insulative Coating

NATIONAL GUARDIAN – Ceramic Insulative Coating


Ceramic Insulative Coating is a fluid applied material incorporating unique ceramic particles in a durable, flexible, highly adhesive latex base to provide thermal insulative qualities to a wide variety of applications. The product may be tinted for specific requirements and dries to a slightly textured finish.

Ceramic Insulative Coating is marketed primarily as a topcoat to a broad range of roofing systems and it has also been proven effective for numerous other applications. These include, but are not limited to: roofing (metal, built-up, lightweight concrete, polyurethane, asphalt, shingle, etc.), exterior sidewalls (block, brick, stucco, aluminum, etc.) interior walls and ceilings (plaster, drywall etc.) steam pipes, duct work, (A/C and heat), tanks (chemicals, petrochemical, oil, etc.), refrigeration units and refrigeration trucks.

Independent testing lab confirms radiant heat barrier results: Tested at a 13 mil thickness Ceramic Insulative Coating was as effective as 4 inches of foam (or equivalent thickness of fiberglass) with R-20 rating.

Ceramic Insulative Coating, in addition to its outstanding insulating qualities, and due to the fact that it has superior adhesion, low flame spread, impact and abrasion resistance, and other flexible properties, protects coated surfaces against leaks from ponding water, wind-driven rain, cold-hot cycling, chemical vapors and mildew, making it the standard for ceramic coatings.


Ceramic Insulative Coating is a proprietary polymer blend incorporating primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary compound elastomeric with unique ceramic particles. R-20 is supplied as a bright white but may be tinted for specific purposes.

1 U.S. Gallon
5 U.S. Gallon Pail
30 U.S. Gallon Drum


As Ceramic Insulative Coating is a water base product, it cannot be applied to wet substrates or when freezing conditions or rain are expected.

Applications on hot surfaces, particularly steam lines and heating ducts, should be made at between 100 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. After Material has fully cured, Ceramic Insulative Coating will tolerate temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Applications to new, hot mopped tar or other petroleum based coatings must be done after those coatings have fully cures, usually 60 to 90 days.

New metal surfaces must be free of grease and oils. This is usually done by use of detergents, mild acid washing and/or pressure washing.

New or fresh poured concrete or mortar must be cured a full 30 days prior to application of Ceramic Insulative Coating.

Storage life of Ceramic Insulative Coating, at between 45 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, is approximately 3 years. If extended storage times are anticipated, it is advisable to invert the containers periodically during storage.

Ceramic Insulative Coating will dry in approximately 1 hour, depending on temperature and humidity. Full cure may take as much as 20 days. In applying Ceramic Insulative Coating to surfaces for carrying or holding heated air or other heated materials, operations may be resumed 24 hours after application.


Coverage Rates
Substrates and Coverage per U.S. Gallon

Rough Brick 75 sq. ft.
Rough Concrete 75. sq. ft.
Unpainted Metal 80 sq. ft.
Steam Pipe 80 sq. ft.
Smooth, painted concrete, metal, wood 85 sq. ft.

Mineral Surface asphalt 70 sq. ft.
Smooth asphalt 80 sq. ft.
Corrugated metal 75 sq. ft.
Rubber (EPDM) 90 sq. ft.
Modified bitumen 90 sq. ft.

Certified ASTM Test

See product information for additional details.


Surfaces to be coated with Ceramic Insulative Coating must be clean, dry and structurally sound. All block, brick and/or masonry surfaces must be cleaned thoroughly and be free of dirt, debris, efflorescence or other contaminants.

Rust on metal surfaces must be treated with RUST-STOP prior to application. See specific application instructions for additional instructions.

Application Optimum insulating and durability factors are achieved at a minimum dry thickness of 13 mils. Ceramic Insulative Coating may be applied by brush, roller or spray.

When rolling, a smooth nap roller is recommended. If commercial spray equipment is used, machines should produce at least 1 gallon per minute with tip sizes of .031 to .037 carbide or tungsten steel. Approved models for Ceramic Insulative Coating include Graco 533 Bulldog.

Thinning Product should be used a supplied. If thinning is required for spray equipment, slowly add clean, potable water up to a MAXIMUM of 1 U.S. pint per full five gallon pail. Excessive thinning will diminish the effectiveness of Ceramic Insulative Coating and will void product warranty.


The technical data herein furnished is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, no guarantee of accuracy is given or implied. We guarantee our products to the quality control practices of Transnational Industries as of the date of the sale. Performance of Ceramic Insulative Coating is covered by a limited manufacturer’s warranty for 10 years. See Warranty Statement for details.


Installations of Ceramic Insulative Coating on roofs should be checked for wear after the first 7 years and annually thereafter.


Address technical questions to the manufacturers address shown or to your local representative.


Read and understand the Material Safety Data Sheet using Ceramic Insulative Coating.

NationalGuardian Products, Inc.
4002 Hwy 78 W, Suite 530-251
Snellville, GA 30039-7915
t: 404-990-3850