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Non Toxic Clear Coat - What is The Best?
For decades, clear coat products have been made from petroleum-based ingredients that may do harm to you and your family inside the home. Only recently have clear coat products come under scrutiny for the toxic properties that they possess. The good news is that there are non toxic clear coat products that work well for most surfaces. Finding the right coating product will help you avoid the issues that traditional ones provide.
What are Traditional Clear Coat Products?
For the most part, they are coating products designed to protect surfaces that range from wood to concreate and more. The substances that make up coating products bond with the surface, filling up the tiny holes that allow water, dirt, and other debris to enter. The coating protects the surface and repels the substances that would otherwise discolor, damage, and prematurely age the materials underneath the coating.
Traditional coating generally uses petroleum-based products such as polyurethane, one of the most popular substances every used. Polyurethane has unique properties that make it flexible, strong, and highly durable. Unfortunately, the same ingredients that make it perfect for coating so many surfaces are also toxic and are known to cause many health issues ranging from allergic reactions up to certain forms of cancer.
For many years, it was believed that polyurethane was safe to use as a coating product because once it dried, the substance hardened and gave off little in the way of toxic fumes. However, recent studies suggest that long term exposure may carry health risks to adults and children. This is especially true for homes over the winter months when the windows are rarely opened. The lack of airflow means that the small amount of toxic substances released into the air will build up over time. Plus, a fire can release the toxic substances all at once and making it exceedingly dangerous to your health.
How Eco-Friendly Coating Products Work for You
While few substances have all the positive qualities of polyurethane, there are many low to no toxic coatings that work well for different types of surfaces. The advantages start with their eco-friendly approach, but the first thing most people notice is the lack of strong odor that is normally associated with traditional coating products as they are applied.
Today, there are many different low and no toxic clear coat products that are perfect for most surfaces. With the number of toxic ingredients greatly reduced, if not eliminated, they create a safe environment inside the home, office, or facility. In addition, the value of the property may be positively affected by the use of safe, non toxic coating products and other eco-friendly additions. The understanding that such products provide protection and present no threat to the occupants is a good selling point when you are ready to move from the property.
If you are interested in finding out more on non-toxic clear coat products, contact the experts at Hybrid Coating Technologies. They can help you make the best-informed decision about which type of environmentally friendly, clear coat products to use.
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