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Question DetailsAsked on 6/19/2017

does the Energy Blue Eco Tech interior paint work as well as the attic blanket?

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Are you sure you are talking interior paint - insulating paints are pretty much exclusively advertised for EXTERIOR use.

Quite possibly yes it might work as well as an "insulating blanket" - but that does not mean much, because most of the foil "insulation blankets" donot come anywhere near to doing what they promise - at leat not after they have aged and gotten covered with dust over a few months.

Basically speaking, if it sound too good to be true - it most likely is. And if it claims to be NASA Approved or such, that is fake - NASA does not "Approve" or endorse products. Also, sayhing it is "based on a technology developed for NASA or by NASA" means nothing - it I cover your house with velcro does that make it better ? Not to mention the fact that the NASA developed insulation products are generallyi designed to function in - oh yeah - essentially a total vacuum, not in a subdivision - so what works in space commonly does not on earth.

A lot of paints are making absurd claims about insulation value because they have ceramic beads ro such in them - most of the claims are bogus, and commonly use terms like "save UP TO 90% on your energy bill" - well, 0.000000001% is "up to 90%".

And an interesting thing - even if you DID believe their claims and they were legit - the commonly 5-20 fold increase in price would not be economic anyway. My recommendation - put your money in proven energy saving modes - weatherstripping to stop loss of conditioned air (within reason and compatible with a safe house with adequate ventilation), recommended insulation levels in the parts of the house with the greatest temperature gradients between inside and outside, light colored paints and roofing in predominately hot sunny climates or darker in generally heating condition areas, trees to shade houses with heavy air conditioning used or breezy/windy cold conditions in the heating season, etc. Commonly you can make the greatest effect with the least dollars just by normal air leakage control.

Here are links to some previous questions with answers on the "miracle" insulation products:

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