Water based vs Solvent based Glass Paint – make an informed choice
Same price, same stunning visual look, so how do you know which is the right product for you?
Advantages of Solvent-Based
– Outstanding moisture, chemical and solvent resistance.
– Solvents can be shipped in freezing weather.
– Faster curing times.
– Considered the premium product on the market in terms of adhesion.
– Fabricate glass after painting if needed and produce perfect edges.
Disadvantages of Solvent-Based
– Flammable. Regulations state you cannot ship this product by air and you must have fire cabinets to store product in.
– Solvents evaporate releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
– Cannot use product unless user has proper ventilation and safety equipment.
Advantages of Water-Based
– Healthy for the environment. Extremely low VOC.
– Extremely safe for staff. Low VOC combined with soap and water clean up make water-based an ideal product to handle.
– Eliminates regulatory-VOC, fire and storage restrictions.
– Can be applied by either spray gun, or a roller. No spray booth necessary.
– Can ship by air. Not flammable.
– Can attribute towards LEED points for new builds.
Disadvantages of Water-Based
– More susceptible to changing weather once cured on glass.
– Slower curing times compared to solvent products.
– Can only ship product by air when temperatures are below freezing.
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