Some common uses for rubber paint are waterproofing decks, roof tiles and gutters, in addition to lining swimming pools, fish ponds and wooden or concrete water tanks. Additional uses include protecting brake levers, metal and re-coating tools.
Rubber paint provides protection against outside forces such as moisture, extreme heat or cold and chemicals, as well as rust. When using it as an undercoating for cars, it may also reduce noise and vibrations. It is possible to apply rubber paint to many different surfaces including wood, metal and concrete, in addition to fiberglass and plastic. It is available in various different colors and users can apply it as a brush, a roller or spray.
One of the main differences between rubber paint and latex paint is that rubber paint products form a protective covering. Latex paint is not made from natural rubber, but polyvinyl material, while rubber paint is usually made from synthetic rubber. Some forms of pool coating actually do contain natural rubber.
Users must be sure to prime certain surfaces such as porous concrete before applying this product, unless the rubber paint brand is self priming. It is also important to use a sealer with oil prior to applying the product on certain types of wood.