Auto Collision Repair Expert: Why Jobbers Should Switch To Waterborne Paints

May 30, 2023

Get the scoop on the latest innovations in automotive coatings! Check out The Autobody Source’s report on waterborne paints, which you can read for free.

Change is the only constant thing - a maxim that rings true in the collision repair industry. That’s why The Autobody Source has published a report on innovative waterborne paints to help those eager to switch to this eco-friendly alternative.

The resource highlights that waterborne paints are a cleaner, healthier, and more cost-effective alternative to traditional solvent-based paints. The report also offers practical advice on how you can transition to this new paint medium.

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One of the most significant advantages of waterborne paints is their reduced environmental impact because such paints do not contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). If you want to make your business eco-friendlier, they are an excellent choice!

The Autobody Source also points to the health benefits that waterborne paints offer to your employees. With fewer VOCs and toxins to breathe in during shifts, your workers can enjoy a much healthier workspace. Moreover, such coatings are less flammable, thereby reducing the risk of workplace injuries.

What's more, using waterborne paints can save your business money in the long run. This is because such products require fewer thinners, additives, and hardeners than solvent-based paints, reducing the overall cost of each paint job, The Autobody Source says.

The expert also notes that waterborne paints do not result in inferior coatings compared to their solvent-based counterparts. They offer a high-gloss finish that won’t require you to add a clear coat finish and the coating is heat and corrosion-resistant.

The guide concludes by sharing tips on how to make your transition from one paint type to another seamless. In particular, it highlights the need to update certain equipment like your spray guns and to factor in the longer curing time for waterborne paints.

A spokesperson says: “As a leader in the collision repair industry, The Autobody Source is committed to providing you with the latest information and solutions to help you stay ahead of the curve. Our team is excited to offer this report on waterborne paints, especially given its ever-widening adoption in the industry.”


Since 1992, The Autobody Source has been connecting collision shops with the best repair solutions and products in the industry. Its website is reviewed by over 100,000 car repair specialists in North America and beyond.

So if you don’t want to be left behind, make sure to read The Autobody Source’s latest report. The best part? You can access it for free!

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