Over the past few decades, there have been ongoing improvements in water-based coating technology, formulation, and application techniques. These coatings have evolved to be more sophisticated, providing enhanced performance characteristics, durability, and environmental benefits. As a result, water-based coatings are now commonly preferred for coating HVAC units when they meet the requirements.
While there are many reasons to use a water-based coating for your HVAC units, here are our top three favorites.
- Easy Application and Clean-up
It makes sense that water-based coatings are easier to apply and clean up than solvent-based ones. Having a lower viscosity makes them less sticky, so they can be more easily applied using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. After the job is done, there’s no need for potentially hazardous cleaners to wash the equipment. An easier application and clean-up often result in less downtime for the units during the coating process.
- Essential Environmental Friendliness
Water-based coatings are known for being kinder and gentler to the environment when compared to solvent-based ones. This is because water-based products have less volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are toxic chemicals that are recognized to cause air pollution and contribute to other health risks. Using a water-based product reduces VOCs emissions, making it a safer mixture for those handling and applying it – and for the environment. Another advantage is that water-based coatings have a much less pungent smell, which everyone appreciates.
- Exceptional Adhesion and Durability
In the HVAC world, water-based coatings hold some significant advantages. On the top of the list is providing excellent protection against corrosion, UV radiation, and the unforgiving environments that HVAC units endure daily. Water-based coatings adhere well to different surfaces, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The durability water-based coatings bring to the table is also outstanding. It helps to increase the life of HVAC units, which in turn trims down the need for maintenance and replacement.
If a water-based coating is an option for your HVAC units, there are many reasons why you should take advantage. It protects against corrosion and the elements, is easier to use and clean up than its solvent-based counterpart and does its share in helping the planet.
Industry experts in HVAC coatings since 1935, Heresite has the experience to select the best coating for your specific HVAC protection needs. Want to learn more? Contact us or give us a call at 920-684-6646. Because when performance matters, experience counts.
Heresite’s water-based coating, HereShield, is specially formulated for marine and saltwater environments, is a low-VOC direct-to-metal coating, and offers excellent salt fog performance. And it’s splash-resistant to a range of acids and inorganic salts.