In the past oil-based enamel was the only option for a high-gloss finish, but with Plascon’s new revolutionised first-to-market, high-gloss, water-based enamel, all the negatives of oil-based paint go away.

Launch of water-based enamel

Plascon Water-Based Super Universal Gloss Enamel was launched on 1 July 2022.

There is a myriad of good reasons to replace conventional oil-based enamels. The solvent that is used is turpentine, which has a strong smell, is flammable, and can be harmful to those living or working in a just-painted surrounding.

Oil-based vs water-based paint

Oil-based paints take much longer to dry and tend to dry to a much harder degree, which means it can become dry and brittle. A water-based product has superior elasticity, allowing the painted materials to contract and expand as they heat and cool – versus the often-chalky breakdown of an inflexible oil-based paint. It is dry to the touch in as little as 30 minutes and boasts a superior scratch-resistant feature in the mix.

Other standout features include hardwearing, having a high-gloss finish, non-yellowing, APEO free, low VOC, low odour, and humans and the planet will benefit from water-based surfaces that continue to look smart and sorted for a very long time.

Because it is water-based, Plascon Water-Based Super Universal Gloss Enamel can resist ultraviolet (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.

Guarantee for interior and exterior surfaces

Plascon Water-Based Super Universal Gloss Enamel has a 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.

It is available in six standard colours and can 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.

For more information, contact Plascon:
Tel: 0860 20 40 60

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