It used to be the case that oil-based enamel was the only option for a high-gloss finish. Now, Plascon has revolutionised the industry with a first-to-market high-gloss water-based enamel that does away with the negatives of oil-based paint. Plascon Water Based Super Universal Gloss Enamel was launched on 1 July 2022.
There are a myriad good reasons to replace conventional oil-based enamels. The solvent they use is turpentine, they give off a strong smell, are flammable, and the equipment is difficult to clean. What’s worse, they can be harmful to those living or working in a just-painted space – causing headaches, nausea and skin irritation in susceptible individuals when there is insufficient ventilation.
Another problem with oil-based paints is that they take much longer to dry and they tend to dry to a much harder degree, meaning they can become dry and brittle in comparison to the superior elasticity of a water-based product. Painted materials are then able to contract and expand as they heat and cool; versus the often chalky breakdown of an inflexible oil-based paint.
Plascon Water Based Super Universal Enamel gives an incredible nine-year guarantee on both interior and exterior surfaces. It provides a superior level of weather resistance and an ideal protective coating on gutters, doors, trims, walls and gates.
Because it is water-based, Plascon Water Based Super Universal Enamel has the ability to resist UV rays, making it suitable for the outside areas of a home or building, which are subject to a high degree of sunlight. The product will also retain sheen levels and colour over many years. Plascon Water Based Super Universal Enamel is available in six standard colours and can also be tinted to the colour of your choice.
“It’s all the durability of a solvent-based paint – yet none of the fumes or fuss when cleaning up!” enthuses Plascon’s Suvasin Moodley.
Plascon Water Based Super Universal Enamel is dry to the touch in as little as 30 minutes and boasts a superior scratch-resistant feature in the mix. This is in addition to its other standout features i.e. being hardwearing, having a high-gloss finish, non-yellowing, APEO free, low VOC, low odour, and that incredible guarantee. You – and the planet – will benefit from water-based surfaces that continue to look smart and sorted for a very long time.