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What is a Water Based Coating?

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide a thorough answer to this basic question, what are water based coatings? Waterborne coating is a general term used to describe any surface coating or finish that uses water as a solvent to disperse the resin added to it to create the coating. Composition varies and […]

Water Based vs Solvent Based Coatings

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In both residential and industrial markets, consumers can choose between the following categories of paint, solvent based coatings and water based coatings. Fifty years ago, virtually all paint was solvent based. Sometimes referred to as oil based or alkyd paints, solvent based coatings contain higher levels of organic compounds than water based coatings. These solvents […]