Which Lacquer for what?

Acryl lacquers

Acryl lacquers have some advantages opposite the synthetic varnishes. Examples:

  • Clearly faster drying process (dust drying in 10 instead of 30 min, non-sticking in 15 instead of 180 min).
  • At any time over-paintable with itself (synthetic resin only within 2 or after 24 hours).
  • After thoroughly dried, over-paintable with other types of lacquer (synthetic resin pulls up itself).
  • Clearly higher yellowing resistance.
  • Better corrosion protection in connection with the priming.
  • More steadily against cleaning agents and environmental influences.
  • Improves mechanical characteristics such as scratching firmness, hardness, elasticity.
  • No self-colouring of the bonding agent.

 

Alkyd resin (synthetic resin -) of lacquers

Synthetic varnishes have the following consumer-relevant advantages opposite the acryl or nitro combi lacquers:

 

  • Universal applicableness
    Synthetic resin lacquers are applicable for a multiplicity of undergrounds, like metal, wood, different plastics, glass as well as other natural materials in the decoration range, like baskets, cork etc.
  • High polish
    Synthetic resin laquers have to show a clearly higher gloss value opposite acryl lacquers.
  • Filling power / cover strength
    Particularly on wood, cork etc., synthetic resin lacquers stop better at the surface and are not taken up so fast by absorbent undergrounds.
  • By slower drying process been suitable even for larger surfaces
    The lacquer is longer "open" after the spraying, that means that visible beginnings and transitions cannot develop. The wet layer of lacquer has more time for the "process".
  • Over-painted of old synthetic resin layers
    These cannot be usually over-painted because of the solvents used there with our acrylate or nitrocellulose combinations, since swelling and blistering can take place.
  • Clearly lower price
    The raw materials which can be used are clearly more inexpensive than in the acryl row.

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