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Zero VOC Paint & Tinting Systems For Safer House Paint

Painting giants Sherwin Williams and Behr have changed from oil tints to a zero-VOC water-based tinting system. Both companies have introduced the systems here in the summer of 2012.

This new system provides an eco-friendly painting application for both house painting contractors and homeowners. However, Benjamin Moore is the first to introduce their Gen-X zero VOC platform.

Zero VOC Advantages & Drawbacks

The only drawback is that water-based tint can’t be used to mix oil-based paints. However, there are a couple of new products that have been introduced that will soon replace the old Soya Alkyds resins (traditional oils.)

The current projected replacement for traditional oil is Acrylic Alkyds. These waterborne oil hybrids will allow the use of water-based tinting systems.

This innovation is huge to our environment and means fewer health hazards to the house painting contractor applying the product. The new water-based system also provides better touch-ups and better visual results.

Increased Performances

Changing the tinting system to a water-based platform greatly reduces the chances of hat banding. The tint will also dry at the same rate as the actual paint. But also be aware that with water-based paint and tint, the paint will have the potential to dry very quickly.

Fast-drying times are not always a bad thing. And, there are additives that increase open times of paint without adding those nasty VOC’s.

If your zero VOC paint is drying too fast you can add water or glycol. But you should know how much to apply before doing so. Otherwise, you could ruin the paint.

For premium service, contact the Raleigh professional painters for a free quote today!

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