Super Therm®

Super Therm®: Longest Lasting Solar Heat Reflective Paint


Super Therm® is a ceramic, water-based, heat reflective paint and thermal barrier designed to block solar heat, heat load, moisture, and air from reaching a surface.  It can significantly reduce surface temperatures making it an ideal solution for many applications.  Super Therm® is a combination of high performance aliphatic urethanes, elastomeric acrylics, and resin additives which produces a tough yet flexible long-lasting insulating paint.

You can use Super Therm® to insulate and reduce heat for: metal warehouses or storage buildings, asphalt shingle and metal roofs, concrete walls, HVAC housings, ducts, air intakes, shipping containers, container homes, quonset huts, sheds, refrigerated trucks, animal trailers, condensation reduction, and more.


HVAC Unit Coated With Super Therm
Air Intake Uncoated – 160.9°F                         Coated with Super Therm – 90.2°F*

*Using an infrared camera, this application shows over a 70°F surface temperature reduction between adjacent air intakes with the unit on the right coated with Super Therm®.  These pictures were taken in August with an ambient air temperature of about 85°F at a facility in Illinois.  Performance will vary depending on location, ambient air temperature, strength of the sun, and weather conditions.

Super Therm® contains 4 unique ceramics to block over 95% of the three radiation sources from the sun (visual light, ultraviolet (UV), and infrared).  A minimal application thickness of 1/100th inch (10 mils DFT) effectively blocks heat transfer and repels it from the surface.  Super Therm® is a flexible insulating paint with low permeability that can greatly extend the useful life of a roof by reducing expansion and contraction (material fatigue) of the substrate.  When applied to a metal surface, it prevents condensation, corrosion, and surface deterioration as well as keeping it cool while in direct sunlight.

Rated as a 20-year cool roof coating by ENERGY STAR® and with documented projects lasting over 30 years, Super Therm® is one of the most effective and longest-lasting thermal heat reflective coatings on the market.  We are authorized distributors for Super Therm® and can ship throughout the US.

“Just wanted to let you know that the Super Therm coating is 100% successful. The outdoor temperature has been around 80 to 84 degrees and I am working in the workshop in complete comfort without any air conditioning!! Thank you for all your help in making sure it was applied correctly, and you can be sure I am letting everyone know what a great product you have. All the best, Brian.”
Brian Webb, FL

“We are building a home from shipping containers….Superior Coating’s Super Therm product is what we used to coat the exterior.  Warren made sure we had an accurate measurement to determine the quantity, guided us through purchase and shipping, and worked with our contractor to ensure successful application.  We are thrilled with the results.”
Laura Griffin, NV

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Super Therm® Developed With The Help of NASA Researchers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA Space ShuttleJE Pritchett, the developer of Super Therm® and the CEO of Superior Products International II (SPI Coatings) decided to collaborate with engineers at the research centers at NASA to develop Super Therm®.  After 2 years of testing more than 4,000 different kinds of ceramic components, including those used in NASA’s space shuttles, 3 ceramics with the greatest ability to reflect radiation and the lowest heat conductivity were ultimately selected.   The ceramics used in Super Therm® do not conduct heat.

Super Therm® is a thin insulation thermal barrier coating, and when tested at temperatures up to 212° F/100°C the coating’s performance was not affected.  After continued research, a fourth ceramic was included to block infrared radiation.  The result was a high performance 20-year Energy Star rated coating that effectively blocks and reflects 95% of solar heat load from visual light, Ultra Violet (UV light) and infrared rays.  Super Therm® can be used for a wide range of industrial, commercial, and residential applications.

To read the full NASA report, click here:  NASA Super Therm Report

Super Therm® Benefits

  • ENERGY STAR® 20 year rating with documented projects lasting over 30 years.
  • Blocks over 95% of solar radiation heat.
  • Saves energy by reducing heat transferred to interior spaces and keeping them cooler.
  • Minimizes expansion and contraction of roofs/roof substrates which reduces material fatigue making roofs last longer.
  • Solar Reflective Index (SRI) .85
  • Emissivity .91
  • Environmentally-friendly – Super Therm is approved by the USDA for use in and around food preparation areas.
  • Water-based, low VOC (67 grams/liter).
  • Rated as an insulator by BOCA (U.S. Building Code).
  • Blocks moisture and air filtration.
  • Class A fire rating (ASTM E84; 0 smoke, 0 flame).
Super Therm Temperature Chart

Super Therm® Uses

 Commercial, Industrial, and Residential:

  • As a one-coat insulation and thermal barrier system on roofs and exterior walls to block solar heat gain.
  • To reduce or eliminate condensation on HVAC systems, tanks, spheres, and storage systems.
  • To keep shipping containers / ISBU’s (Intermodal Steel Building Units), conex boxes, container homes, or converted work / storage spaces cool while in direct sun.
  • As a system over metal, concrete, CMU block, masonry, stucco, and wood to stop moisture penetration and corrosion.
  • To insulate air conditioning unit outer casings to prevent heat build-up inside the housings.
  • To insulate transportation vehicles, refrigerated containers, reefer trucks, and railroad cars when applied to the exterior.
  • To minimize heat and protect electrical/electronic component boxes that are in the sun.

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Super Therm® FAQ

1. What is the difference between Super Therm® and other heat reflective paints?
Many other heat reflective paints and coatings on the market reflect only visible light and become relatively ineffective when they get dirty in as little as 1-2 years. With 4 unique ceramics, Super Therm® reflects more than 95% of ALL heat energy including infrared, ultraviolet (UV), and visible light and continues to perform even when it gets dirty.  Also, with a urethane base, Super Therm® is much longer lasting than other commercial heat reflective paints.  While Super Therm® is an ENERGY STAR rated 20-year cool roof coating, existing projects lasting over 30 years with no chipping, cracking, or peeling and still performing within thermal specifications have been documented.
2. How can Super Therm® extend the life of a roof aside from just coating it?
Since Super Therm® can significantly reduce the temperature of a roof substrate, there will be much less expansion and contraction of roof materials when they heat up during the day and cool down at night. This will significantly reduce “material fatigue” on substrates and pressure on rivets and seams.  Over time causes this causes fewer cracks, leaks, and a longer roof life.
3. Can Super Therm® be used on flat roofs?
Yes.  For areas where there is ponding, Super Therm® can be top coated with Enamo Grip or SP Seal Coat.
4. Can Super Therm® be applied to metal, EPDM, asphalt, or other surfaces?
Super Therm® can be applied to a variety of surfaces on its own or with Super Base (HS) or SP Primer as a base coat for sealing.

Surfaces include:

  1. Aluminum, new metal, wood – apply directly
  2. Asphalt, EPDM, Modified Bitumen, TPO, single ply membranes – prime with Super Base (HS)
  3. Concrete – prime with Super Base (HS).
  4. PVC – prime with SP Primer
  5. Steel with rust – prime with Rust Grip®
5. How is Super Therm® sold?
Super Therm® is sold in 5-gallon pails and 1-gallon cans.

Super Therm® Documentation

For the most updated Super Therm Tech Data Sheet, Application Instructions, and SDS Sheet, please contact us. 

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