Superior Metal Technologies

Liquid Paint

As an approved applicator for top paint and coating manufacturers such as Sherwin-Williams (Valspar), PPG and AkzoNobel, our wide selection of liquid paint systems allows you the flexibility to find a coating that will meet your needs. From baked enamel paint to high performance Polyvinylidene Fluoride Resin (PVDF) paint, Superior Metal Technologies has you covered.

Polyvinylidene Fluoride Resin (PVDF)

Our industry standard, Kynar 500 resin-based coatings contain 50% fluoropolymer or 70% fluoropolymer and are rated as a good to excellent corrosion barrier. Primarily used for exterior applications, they create a thin protective layer over the material and are backed by a manufacturer warranty of up to 20 years.

PVDF resin-based coatings provide resistance to chemicals, solvents, weathering, chalking, direct sunlight and UV radiation. Both 50% PVDF and 70% PVDF are 2-coat minimum paint systems, including a primer and color coat, with the higher performance paint systems requiring 3-coats or 4-coats. In some cases a clear top coat is essential for an added layer of protection.

Baked Enamel

While harder than other liquid paints, baked enamel is not as corrosion resistant as Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) resin-based paints. Primarily used for long lasting interior applications, baked enamel coatings are normally recommended for interior use when cost is a major factor. Depending on the application baked enamel paint systems are warrantied for up to 1 year.

Commonly used on column covers, ceiling trim, gratings and interior hand rails. Baked enamels are a 1-coat system, they do not require a primer and are applied directly to the pretreated aluminum metal.

Architectural Paint Specifications

Baked Enamel 50% PVDF 70% PVDF
Type Liquid Paint Liquid Paint Liquid Paint
Specification AAMA 2603
residential & interior
AAMA 2604
light commercial
AAMA 2605
high performance
Recommended Interior Interior / Exterior Interior / Exterior
Color & Gloss Retention Poor Good Excellent
Chalk Resistance Poor Good Excellent
Color Options Extensive Extensive Extensive
Hardness Very Good Good Fair
Salt Spray Resistance Poor Fair Good
Chemical Resistance Fair Good Excellent
Effect of Poor Substrate Quality Moderate Moderate Moderate
Warranty 1 Year 10 Years 20 Years
Cost $ $$ $$$