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Greenhouse shading paint

A suitable solution for every crop to make optimum use of the sun

Many crops cannot withstand full sunlight or high temperatures. Hermadix greenhouse shading agents and diffuse coatings offer a solution. Royal Brinkman provides a suitable solution for every crop to protect the crop against too much sunlight, by painting greenhouse glass windows to block sunlight. For example, shading paint can be applied to shade greenhouses, and protect the crop from too much sunlight. While diffuse coatings can spread the light evenly throughout the greenhouse, this ensures that a crop is not damaged by excessive light intensity without loss of light.

✔  Improved greenhouse climate
✔  Can be applied mechanically and manually
✔  Easy to remove

Wondering what greenhouse shading paint and diffuse coatings can do for your crop? Ask for an informal (digital) consult with our specialist.

Greenhouse shading paint

Greenhouse shading agents offer reflection

Greenhouse glass paint, also called whitewash, reduce the temperature inside the greenhouse by partially reflecting sunlight. This greatly diminishes peaks in the greenhouse climate and allows for a more stable growing climate. In this way greenhouse heat paint offer full protection throughout the season and prevent light stress symptoms and damaging of fruit and crop caused by light burn.

Liquid greenhouse shading paint

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Powder greenhouse shading paint

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Diffuse coatings offer transmission

In contrast to greenhouse shading agents, diffuse coatings are intended to let through as much light as possible. Instead of reflection coatings offer transmission. It scatters sunlight over a bigger/larger surface and by this it simultaneously ‘divides’ the radiant energy over a larger surface. By highly diffusing incoming sunlight up to three times more valuable photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) will reach the middle a bottom parts of the crop and eliminates shadow formation of the greenhouse construction. All this ensures a higher reception of light in the greenhouse which in turn leads to more and better growth of crop and fruit. In floriculture diffused light has proven to lead to more growth and in the cultivation of vegetable crops it has shown to increase production and at the same time improve fruit quality.

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  • Experiences from our customers

    D-fuse in cucumbers"The light penetration was better and the crop was significantly less stressed. As a result, it remains active longer and you get more production. We are very satisfied with this diffuse coating."

    Jan Reijm | D-Fuse in cucumber

    Q4-white in kalanchoe"It's important that we can do the whole season with one layer of shade paint. Removing it at the end of the season shouldn't cause any problems either. Q4 White meets those conditions very well."

    Pietro van Genderen | Q4 White in kalanchoe cultivation

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Related greenhouse shading paint knowledge articles

To create the optimal greenhouse growing environment, you have to control for air circulation, humidity and shading inside the greenhouse. The main aim of greenhouse shading is to reduce the temperature inside the greenhouse and create an optimal greenhouse climate. Crops are mostly not resisted against high peaks of temperate and a high light transmission resulting in crop damage. You can shade your greenhouse using different solutions such as internal shade systems, external shade nettings or you can apply greenhouse shading paint, also called whitewash. Shading paint can be applied to the outside of the greenhouse glass or plastic polytunnels to reduce the transmission of sunlight. A painted greenhouse (glass or plastic) creates reflection of the sunlight. Therefore, you crop is protected from high transmission or temperatures.

In our range you can find different shading paints for your greenhouse that offer UV protection, and reduce tempterature in the greenhouse. First of all, you can choose between a shading agent or a diffuse coating to reduce the temperature or light transmission inside the greenhouse. Our specialist wrote an article about the differences between greenhouse shading agents and diffuse coatings.

When you want to reduce the temperature in the greenhouse, greenhouse glass paint is a good choice. However, there are different shading paints available in our assortiment. Royal Brinkman is exclusive supplier of Hermadix greenhouse shading agents Q3 and Q4 White. These paints are liquid and can be easily applied, mechanically or manually. Do you want to know what the main differences are between these shading glass paints? In the article Q3 and Q4 White: What's the difference? you can read here all differences between the agents. 

Moreover, there is also a difference between powder and liquid shading agents. The liquid shading paint is more weather resistant, while powder shading paint is frequently used in climates with higher temperatures, e.g. mediterranean climates. Our specialist wrote an article about differences between shading powdery agents and shading liquid agents. It is important to use the right whitewash to be sure the paint lasts as long as you wish.

At last, Q-black greenhouse paint is used in crops where maximum shading is needed, such as phaleanopsis nurseries. Read here the article: What is Q-Black and for which cultivation is it suitable?

At the end of the summer when the temperature drops, it is important to remove the shading paint from the greenhouse roof. In this way, the crop can maximally benefit from the natural grow light. Removers are specially developed to remove Hermadix shading agents. Our specialist give you some tips to remove shading paint from the greenhouse

Diffuse light increases yield in tomato and pepper 

Diffuse light penetrates more homegeneously and deeper into the crop. Diffuse glass on greenhouses is one way to improve the light use efficiency of greenhouse crops. In this way the diffuse light increases yield and offfer ideal conditions for the cultivation of (among other things) tomatoes and peppers. 

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