Monthly Archives: May 2014

Paint Innovations that Made Materials Safer and More Effective

Primer

Quality interior painting projects have become much safer with modern paints hitting the market. They allow paint experts to do their jobs easily. The best interior paints and primers have evolved into materials that are more efficient, cost-effective, and definitely more eco-friendly. In particular, primers have been developed to be ultraviolet resistant, and their drying time has been reduced to a bare minimum. Paints for interiors, on the other hand, are subject to more stringent quality control checks. They’re also strengthened with organic compounds of low volatility.

Primer

  • Primers are not only fully resistant to ultraviolet radiation, but they also prevent the paint from peeling off the wall. Most primers nowadays are fortified or electrodeposited with polymers that are negatively charged. They also prevent the main paint from chipping and the primary coat from delaminating. Most modern primers are water-based or water solvent and are available in powder or liquid form, the former being more durable. As interior painting jobs aren’t done every day or every month, the paints being manufactured nowadays are strengthened to make them more durable. Adhesive based polymers are added to thicken them, so they stick to the walls for longer periods and spread evenly without forming lumps.
  • The use of laser ultrasonic systems to monitor and control the thickness of wet paint is also becoming popular. Ultrasonic echo resonance measures wet base thickness. This determines the need for the reapplication of a base coat. This saves money and time.
  • The development and subsequent application of B1:B2 Technology has resulted in the elimination of the time-consuming and expensive process of drying between primer, primary coat, and secondary coat applications. B1 and B2 are separate layers of solvent paint based on wet water that are applied over each other without drying between applications. B1 layer is the primer that fills in imperfections on the surface and prevents paint chipping. B2 is the base and clear coat that provides additional durability and colour.
  • Interior paints, moreover, are becoming more eco-friendly. Organic compounds of a volatile nature are removed completely during the manufacturing process, so their fumes are not harmful to humans. These compounds include hexavalent chromium, ethoxylated nonylphenol or methanol.