Crown Paints has invested heavily in research and development to ensure its new Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss system, sets the pace for the future in terms of style, speed, substance and sustainability.
Significant advances have been made in alkyd emulsion technology to ensure excellent coverage and opacity, exceptional flow - and fast-track drying times which enable two coats to be applied in just one day.
Once applied, Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss leaves a stunning, high gloss finish to a standard normally associated with solvent borne paints, which doesn’t fade and leaves a crisp, white shade that will last for the long term.
By using Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss just one product can be purchased for both interior and exterior environments and its speed of application enables project times to be sped-up and labour times to be managed.
Nikki Cosgrove, Crown Trade Brand Manager, said: “Reports from on-site trials were outstanding.
“What was very pleasing was the description from the test team that it felt like applying an oil-based product, which flowed extremely well over the top of the first coat, with no dragging or pulling, and that it dried very quickly to leave a traditional oil-based wet look.
“Finally, once the application was complete the Crown Trade system was compared with other completed areas on site and the testers felt it gave a much better finish, with a higher sheen level.
“The overall view was that they would like to see Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss rolled out into production as soon as possible.”
The manufacture of Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss – which is complemented by Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat – also benefits from Crown Paints’ award-winning approach to sustainability. This includes Crown Paints’ commitment to producing products that help to extend maintenance cycles, a policy of measuring the carbon foot print of its coatings, an integrated approach to sustainability and a long-running corporate social responsibility programme.
This means specifiers can benefit from exceptional quality and aesthetics - and at the same time reassure clients that the product has been manufactured with consideration to the environment.
Nikki added: “As well as in field tests, we’ve tested Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss extensively in our laboratories and the results and feedback we’ve received all point to the fact that this is an exceptional product, which delivers wide-ranging benefits for specifiers looking to switch from solvent-borne products. It minimises disruption, has no odour and is quick drying - and touch dry in just one hour. It also provides a high sheen finish without VOC emissions.
“We’ve taken our time to get Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss right - and now we feel we have a product that is above and beyond the standard.”