Contractor's Frequently
Asked Questions
Q.  What is a cutting agent?
A.  The easiest choice is the same chemical used for clean-up.
For Latex, use water
For Alkyd, use paint thinner, etc...
Q.  How much more work is does it take to add a radiant barrier to a paint job?
A.  It takes about 15 minutes to mix Radiosity 3000 into paint.
Q.  Can I apply Radiosity 3000 on top of a roof, just below the shingles and tarpaper?
A.  Yes, Radiosity 3000 works very well in this application.
Q.  What special equipment is needed to mix Radiosity into paint?
A.  A heavy-duty drill, sheetrock paddle mixer, and an empty 5-gallon paint can.
Q.  Can I use airless spray systems?
A.  Radiosity has been designed to withstand 3000 psi, just for airless systems.
A.  Yes, remove the filter in the machine and the filter in the gun.
Q.  Is a special tip required?
A.  Use a 517 for interior and exterior, and a 619 or 621 for attics.
Many contractors use a "blown out" tip for attics.
Q.  Can attics benefit from a radiant barrier?
A.  Yes, attic applications can be a very effective solution for lower utility bills.
A.  Spray all decking and joists, including all the exposed A/C ducts.
Q.  Can flat paint be used?
A.  No, satin, semi gloss or gloss paints must be used.  
There must be enough resin to accept the added solids.
Q.  Can the paint be strained?
A.  Yes, but if necessary do so before adding Radiosity 3000.
Q.  If I become a certified Radiosity Applicator, do I work for Radiosity?
A.  No, you remain an independent contractor.  We just show you how to install Radiosity.
Q.  Is their any charge for your Training Seminar?
A.  No, our Training Seminars are free.
Q.  How much paint is needed for attic installations?
A.  Using latex paints, measure the "footprint" of the roof and figure on 100 sq ft/gallon.
Be sure to include the area above the garage, too!  Steep gables will have less coverage.
Radiosity Radiant barriers save energy by decreasing heat load in buildings.