Do Different Color Paints Behave Differently in Sunlight?
reason behind the absorption/reflection of light in paint and almost
all surfaces is the electronic and molecular structure of the materials
a color absorbs light, it turns the light into thermal energy (heat).
The more light a color absorbs, the more thermal energy it produces.
Black paint absorbs all colors of light and is therefore warmer
than white paint, which reflects all colors. And the more thermal
energy the paint produces the warmer the home will be.
in "Sunny" Southern California, the paint on your house
plays an important role in your energy bill. Since we choose to
paint our home in other colors other than whites and yellows, SuperCote
wall coatings allow us to give our homes a sense of style and express
our individual taste through the selection and application of a
wider range of "prettier" exterior paint colors, without
sacrificing home energy savings.