The kitchen finish market has tended to be a slower adopter of waterborne coatings, but the evolution to greener, lower odour coating solutions is accelerating, fuelled by the growth of the Resene AquaLAQ range.
Resene AquaLAQ is an innovative, waterborne, spray-applied lacquer system for cabinetry, joinery, shop fittings, kitchens, doors and the like. It has been designed for application to panels such as MDF, Plywood, solid timber, or veneer finishes. The AquaLAQ system is isocyanate free, single pack and waterborne, utilising revolutionary technology that self-cross links, without the need for a 2-pack isocyanate hardener.
MDF can be sealed with waterbased Resene AquaLAQ Quick Dry sealer and topcoated with Resene AquaLAQ Colour Coat in hours, with minimal sanding between coats, providing productivity gains. Combined with spread rates and lower costs of compliance, the Resene AquaLAQ system replaces traditional solvent based systems.
The newest product in the Resene AquaLAQ range, Soft Touch, has a stain resistant, durable and satin-smooth cleanable finish, ensuring cabinet doors and furniture stay looking clean and fresh for longer. Ideal for use on ‘push to open’ cabinet doors and drawers, as well as large surfaces, Soft Touch reduces the appearance of fingerprints, and cleans easily, with a silky feel, nude look, that feels wonderful to touch.
This clear topcoat can be applied over any colour Resene AquaLAQ Colour Coat or used as a clear coat on timber finishes.
End users and applicators are loving the low VOC, (almost no odour) so that on-site spraying is now possible, as well as eliminating the off gassing issues that traditional solvent based and isocyanate cured systems have.
With Resene AquaLAQ Soft Touch, you can now have a sophisticated matte or satin finish, Environmental Choice approved waterborne coating system, made right here in New Zealand by Resene in true Resene colour for your high end kitchen or cabinet design.