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Butler Making The Transition To Waterborne Paint

The Wait Is Over It has been a long wait, but Butler is going green.  The PPG waterborne paint showed up at the school this week.
 A Cleaner Environment This week our PPG rep, Steve Johnson, and our jobber, Danny Hutchins stopped by with the AquaBase waterborne paint.  Now we can start teaching students waterborne technology.  It is not mandatory to be waterborne in Kansas yet as in a few states, but many shop owners are switching to waterborne paint for the green benefits.  A cleaner environment is a huge benefit, however, there are many other benefits to using waterborne paint.
The First Steve Johnson said that Butler Community College was the 1st collision repair program in his territory to make the switch to waterborne.  The school was encourage to switch to waterborne by their advisory board.  Mitch Speck, the lead painter at Auto Craft in Wichita was a huge advocate of waterborne paint after making the switch himself.  After using waterborne paint, Mitch stated that he would not want to use solvents again….regardless of the green benefit.
Solvent Paints Are Not  Forever Gone There are still many shops using solvent paints so we are going to continue training with solvents in addition to waterborne. The solvents will be taught using PPGs lower paint line called ShopLine.
We'll let you know how it is working for us we start the waterborne journey.  I'm sure that we will be posting a ABRN How2 Video on waterborne as well.

We'll let you know how it is working for us as we start the waterborne journey.

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  • I understand where you're coming from as I felt the same way at first.  However, I learned that the VOCs that they are concerned about are the solvents, not the iso.  Most of the primers and clears are high solids and have less product evaporate from the surface.  Therefore, that is why the base coat is targeted.  I can not speak for all brands, but I know that PPG's waterborne has an extremely long shelf lifetime.  Probably longer than their solvents.  I have an article that you may be interested in that explains the VOCs better.  "So What's The Big Deal About Waterborne?"


     


    As far as a comparrision statment, I do not have anything like that.  Perhaps a paint company could help provide you with this type of information.  If I come up with something, I will post it.  Thanks for your comments and concers, if you have any other questions feel free to post them.  If I don't know the answer, maybe someone else will jump in and help.  Thanks!

    DonnieSmith, 3 years ago | Flag
  • Is there any published material stating just how many "voc's" per sprayable measurement that are not being expelled into the air by using waterbase. Or a comparison statement from a chemist. After all, the majority of the voc's are in the catalyst, which is primer/ sealer, and clear, not the base color.


    I personally feel that this is a retooling move to squeeze out the smaller mom & pop shops. The fact that waterbase has a short shelf life doesnt help either.

    stanfmd, 4 years ago | Flag

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