One of many keys to a great paint job is the prep work. Cleaning is crucial, so it’s important that it’s understood what cleaners need to be used, and why.
The obvious, go to cleaner is a solvent borne wax and grease remover. The problem with using just this, is it doesn’t actually clean everything.
What does water borne cleaner do that typical wax and grease remover doesn’t?
- Sanding residue is cleaned much better. Whether it’s left over dust, or residue from wet sanding sealer, water borne cleaner actually takes it off.
- Finger prints! Believe it or not, solvent cleaner doesn’t remove our finger prints. We aren’t solvent/oil based, so a solvent cleaner doesn’t do a very good job of taking finger prints off. Since we are ‘water’ based, a water borne cleaner is needed.
- Static. Water borne cleaner also does a great job of getting rid of static.