Thanks to an innovative new paint, this school’s playground just got 12 degrees cooler

One 75-degree day last month, the playground of the SAE School outside of Atlanta underwent a dramatic transformation. Students and volunteers equipped with paintbrushes and rollers covered the school’s black asphalt basketball courts and preschool play area with a bright coat of blue and tan paint.

Donated by the company GAF and its subsidiary StreetBond, the paint is actually a solar-reflective coating, and the paint job was about more than just aesthetics.

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