The Importance of Using Water Based Paint versus Oil Based PaintApril 24, 2014 | Austin Window Fashions
Paint technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, however the majority of shutter companies still use common, inexpensive, noxious oil based paint. Oil based paint is cheap and forgiving to apply which is of benefit to the shutter supplier, however, the use of oil based paint has many drawbacks to you as a consumer.
We use high quality, 100% acrylic, water based paint. This provides one of the most durable, long-lasting finishes available in the paint industry.
It dries quicker than oil based paint and forms a harder finish that stands up much better over time. Colors also stay truer much longer with water based paint because it will not yellow, fade or chalk like oil based paint. We also care about the environment both inside your home and out. One of the great benefits of water based paint is the lack of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) chemical offgassing. Oil based painted shutters tend to have a very strong odor that will permeate your home for months after installation. This is the VOC chemicals offgassing and contaminating the air you and your family breathe. Water based paint is very low odor and dissipates quickly leaving no harmful chemicals in your home. Another benefit of using water based paint is the simple clean up process which does not require toxic chemicals that are costly, dangerous, and harmful to the environment if not properly handled.
Water based paint is clearly the superior choice for a high quality, durable, and environmentally friendly finish.
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