What is Waterborne Paint? How is it Different?
At Universal Collision Centre, our experts choose only the highest quality products in every stage of the repair process. The switch from solvent-based paints to waterborne started primarily in an effort to reduce the amount of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) released during the painting process. Basically, the VOCs are a danger to soil, groundwater, and the ambient air. Some VOCs significantly contribute to global warming and cause harm to the environment. Waterborne paints, however, have only trace amounts of VOCs, meaning less harm to the environment and a more beautiful paint colour.
The switch from solvent-based paints to the waterborne was initiated primarily to reduce the amount of VOCs released during the painting process. As a customer, you won’t notice this. But you will notice that the hues produced by waterborne paint are cleaner and brighter than those of solvent-based paints. Waterborne paint options are unrivalled in terms of colour accuracy, fade-out, and cost-effectiveness.
Sikkens Getting Colour Right
Watch the team at Sikkens Akzo Nobel create, apply and test automotive paint.
Universal Collision Centre is an SGI-accredited professional auto body repair shop with two locations in Regina, SK. Our auto body experts are certified in auto repair and excel in their trade. Our 7-Step Process is our standard for repairing vehicles to their original glory. We use only professional and high-quality products to ensure the original integrity of your vehicle is restored. Safety is our priority when repairing auto body damage.