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Does a clear top coat give you better chemical resistance?

Here’s a video from, professional finisher, Eric Reason, in Nashville Tennessee  proving the point that a clear top coat has better chemical resistance than a pigmented top coat.

That’s not too surprising when you consider what’s going on in the coating, a pigmented product starts out as a clear and has colorants and or pigments added to it, by the nature  of colorants they are not hard by themselves and so lessen the over all chemical resistance of the coating.

However what this, does do is give the finisher and additional tool in providing the customer with the protection to his cabinets that he needs and wants at an affordable price. for instance, the tinted water based conversion coating is around $65 a gallon while the regular acrylic tinted water based product is only $44  a gallon,  so you could save 20% on most of the materials and get  the color and look that the customer wants  and then top coat the job with the more expensive and better chemically resistant waterbase conversion clear coat. and for that matter the CIC also has a cross linker that you can add to the product making even more chemically and scuff resistant.

Once again, thanks to Eric for taking the time to share his findings with the community it. we are in a golden age of information, where information is relatively free, uncorrupted  and easy to  access. Cherish it, and spread the wealth.

You can see Eric’s other videos on YouTube or follow him at :

http://www.instagram.com/ericreason
http://www.facebook.com
http://www.ercustomwoodwork.com

Greg Saunders
Annex Paint

October 30, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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