Water based vs Solvent based Glass Paint

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.

Water vs Solvent- Both provide the same quality appearance

Water vs Solvent- Both provide the same quality appearance

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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