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The Wait Is OverIt has been a long wait, but Butler is going green. The PPG waterborne paint showed up at the school this week.
A Cleaner Environment
This week our PPG rep, Steve Johnson, and our jobber, Danny Hutchins stopped by with the AquaBase waterborne paint. Now we can start teaching students waterborne technology. It is not mandatory to be waterborne in Kansas yet as in a few states, but many shop owners are switching to waterborne paint for the green benefits. A cleaner environment is a huge benefit, however, there are many other benefits to using waterborne paint.
Steve Johnson said that Butler Community College was the 1st collision repair program in his territory to make the switch to waterborne. The school was encourage to switch to waterborne by their advisory board. Mitch Speck, the lead painter at Auto Craft in Wichita was a huge advocate of waterborne paint after making the switch himself. After using waterborne paint, Mitch stated that he would not want to use solvents again….regardless of the green benefit.
Solvent Paints Are Not Forever Gone
There are still many shops using solvent paints so we are going to continue training with solvents in addition to waterborne. The solvents will be taught using PPGs lower paint line called ShopLine.
More To ComeWe will be posting more about our waterborne experience as we start to use the paint. Check back to learn more about waterborne paint.
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