PPG Automotive Refinish & Commercial Coatings
PPG Waterborne Technology – Top Ten Reasons to Convert to Waterborne
Top Reasons to Convert to Waterborne

Meeting VOC compliance requirements is just one reason why collision centers have switched from solvent to PPG waterborne. However, the majority of North American shops that have converted actually reside in National Rule regions—they converted to reap the many benefits of this advanced technology.

Color Match Superiority
  • High opacity, anti-settling toners 
  • No mixing system required, providing better color consistency
  • Precise color alignment to OEM finishes
  • Superior metallic orientation 
  • Final “control coat” delivers smooth metallic consistency
  • Minimal film build—half that of solvent
  • No additional binders or additives needed 
  • Unparalleled four-year shelf life on unopened toners
  • Best-in-industry color tools
Fast and Easy
  • Easy to learn, easy to use, easy to work with (sand, repair, etc.)
  • Quick flash times with proper air flow, quick to tape
  • High hiding, fewer coats
  • Easier blends—eliminates halo effect 
  • Excellent appearance 
  • Engine bay and interior systems
  • Lifetime Paint Performance Guarantee—good for as long as the customer owns the vehicle
Environmentally Preferred
  • Enables compliance with current and proposed future legislation
  • Improves work environment (less odor, no noise from mixing machine)
  • Reduces waste handling costs

Viewing video testimonials from shops that have already made the switch to waterborne is an excellent way to study the PPG advantage from a real-life perspective.

Videos: Converting to Waterborne