We Use Water Based Paint

Going Green!

Welcome to Quality First Collision’s Auto Body Paint Services page in Surrey BC, where we have taken a step towards a more environmentally conscious future by introducing our Water Based Paint Technology.

Unlike traditional petroleum solvent-based paints, our Water Based Paint System is an eco-friendly solution that eliminates harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). This move towards sustainability benefits not only the environment but also everyone who uses our services.

You may have heard of “waterborne” and “solvent-borne” paints and wondered what sets them apart. The difference lies in their main solvents, with solvent-based coatings using chemical compounds to thin pigment solids, releasing VOCs into the atmosphere. In contrast, waterborne coatings utilize water as the primary solvent, significantly reducing VOC emissions.

Does this mean that waterborne coatings are less effective than solvent-borne ones? Not at all. Our Water Based Paint system has been thoroughly tested and proven to be the best waterborne paint technology in the market, meeting the highest standards for car repair.

As a customer, choosing our collision center that uses Water Based Paint is an informed decision. You can feel proud that your vehicle will be repaired with a paint system that fully complies with the strictest legislative regulations, all while contributing to a greener future.

Benefits of choosing water based paint technology for your auto body paint

Certainly! Here are some benefits of choosing water based paint technology for your auto body paint services in Surrey BC:

  • Environmentally Friendly: The use of water-based paints significantly reduces the amount of harmful VOCs and HAPs released into the atmosphere, contributing to a healthier environment for all.
  • Improved Air Quality: With fewer VOCs and HAPs released into the air during the painting process, the air quality in and around the auto body shop is improved.
  • Healthier Workplace: Employees working in an auto body shop using water-based paints are exposed to fewer harmful chemicals, leading to a healthier work environment.
  • Complies with Regulations: Water-based paints meet the strictest legislative regulations regarding the use of VOCs and HAPs, ensuring compliance with environmental standards.
  • High-Quality Finish: Water-based paints provide a high-quality finish that is comparable to solvent-based paints, ensuring that your vehicle looks as good as new.
  • Faster Drying Time: Water-based paints typically have a faster drying time than solvent-based paints, reducing the overall time required for the painting process.
  • Cost-Effective: While the cost of water-based paints may be slightly higher than solvent-based paints, their increased durability and reduced environmental impact make them a cost-effective solution in the long run.
  • Better for Resale Value: A vehicle repaired using water-based paint technology can have a higher resale value as it is perceived as a more environmentally conscious and sustainable choice.

Thank you for choosing Quality First Collision and playing a crucial role in protecting the environment.