Why should I use a solvent-based glaze rather than a water-based glaze and vice versa?
Today I want to tell you about the difference of a solvent-based nail polish is a water-based nail polish.
First let’s start by saying that both once applied and dried have the same final effect.
So where is the difference you may ask?
The research laboratories of raw material companies have made great strides by putting out raw materials for the production of water-based nail polishes that have nothing to envy to solvent-based ones.
Unlike a few years ago when water-based enamels yellowed much more quickly than a solvent-based enamel or did not have great weathering or chemical resistance.
today we have formulated products with raw materials that have a low environmental impact and that allows a water-based enamel to not yellow as quickly as before, that has excellent weather and chemical resistance, and that anchors on virtually all types of substrates.
Despite these achievements, however, even today we have not been able to achieve the performance of a solvent-based enamel.
Just as with water, even for solvent, constant research has meant that these products have grown more and more in quality, and in resistance to all factors that can attack a treated substrate.
Assuming that the European Union has obliged all of us manufacturing companies to observe standards in which we must use raw materials that are not harmful to human health, my advice is to use a solvent-based enamel only on the outside.
First because the ultraviolet resistance, elasticity, coverage and anchorage to various substrates is still superior to a water-based enamel, and second because despite the use of environmentally friendly raw materials we use, releases a pungent odor during drying that disappears after a few days upon evaporation of the contained solvent.
If I have to repaint the radiator at home rather than an object or even the kitchen wall because I need a surface that is super washable and at the same time has high scratch and abrasion resistance, then my advice is to buy and use a water-based enamel.
You can use it even behind closed doors, in the winter when it is cold, or in the summer when it is too hot, you will never have that pungent smell that a solvent-based enamel can give.
You will get more or less the same results as a solvent-based product, with a product that is completely non-toxic, and not harmful to your health.
HELLO and see you in the next article