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Will painting asphalt lower it's temperature? If you take asphalt from
black to a light color will the surface heat lessen?
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Yes. What you are referring to here is the material's Albedo or it's solar reflection index (SRI). In general terms, the lighter a surface color, the more solar radiation is reflected rather than absorbed.
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