Finding better ways to leverage environmentally friendly products, methods and technologies is what makes managers think of managers as strategies that not only consider the well-being of the environment and reduce costs, but also maintain a high-quality color.
Some of these painting and painting practices involve the use of a second coating that requires not only a low surface preparation, but also a longer life of the building and greater protection against everyday wear. Another reason is the proper storage and disposal of colors to increase the usefulness of colors for future projects. Another point is the careful measurement of the surface to be painted, so that only the right amount of paint is purchased, eliminating the cost of additional and unused paint. Finally, there is the use of recycled paint as a greener option.
Recycled colors offer cost savings and reduced environmental hazards, giving buildings a high quality finish. Any water based and latex paint can be recycled. Latex paints are recycled either by mixing or recycling.
When re-blending, the paint and screen are remixed to remove solid materials and improve consistency. Only neutral colors and coatings can be mixed. Therefore, they are better suited for projects such as priming, graffiti removal or outdoor painting-where aesthetics does not matter.
During reprocessing, new components are added to the recycled color, providing the color with more colors and a wider range of applications.
Facility managers often contact paint and varnish dealers who have met the certification standards. The Master Painters Institute offers certification programs for manufacturers of recycled inks.
Advantages of recycled paints
Key benefits of using recycled paints and coatings include reducing hazards and preventing waste, thereby reducing the risk to the environment. Another advantage of lower costs, mainly due to lower costs, zero disposal costs and lower transport costs (because recycled paint is produced on site).
A performance and price comparison of recycled and non-recycled colors confirmed the economy and environmental sustainability of the former. The Portland Water Bureau case, which used 100% recycled paints to repaint its water tanks, resulted in 75% lower costs and $ 3,500 in cost savings for the project.
Challenges in the use of recycled inks
One of the main problems with the introduction of recycled paints and varnishes, the gap between recyclers and users. To strengthen this connection, the Internet was used as a medium to bring together recyclers and their markets. Governments, such as the state of Michigan, also sponsor an online recycling materials directory.
To further commercialize recycled paints and coatings, the EPA’s Association of Environmental Services performed a performance comparison of recycled inks and ordinary colors. The results for recycled inks have generally been positive, such as good performance in metallic surface applications, user satisfaction and reusability, strength and resistance to various environmental conditions, and cost benefits. Minor restrictions were noted, such as the non-adherence of the wood surface and the color adjustment.