Wasco offers a variety of architectural paint colors in 70% Kynar 500® PVDF resin-based coatings which meets the AAMA 2605 specification, and baked enamels which meet AAMA 2604. We also offer various anodized coating colors that meet AAMA 611 Class I specifications. Copper cladding is also available.

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Overview

Kynar 500 – Meets AAMA 2605

70% PVDF (Kynar 500®) resin-based coatings offer the ultimate protection in building performance. These finishes exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. These sustainable coatings will ensure a long-lasting, durable finish. No other coating system can withstand the rigors of nature and time like those based on the Kynar 500 resin. 70% PVDF resin-based coatings include standard color two-coat systems, consisting of a primer and color coat.

bone white colorcolonial white color optionSandstonecolonial grey colorquaker bronze color optionblack color swatchaged copper color optioninterstate green color optionhartford green color optionbrick red color
Standard colors show. Other colors are available, contact your Wasco Sales Representative for more information.

Baked Enamel – Meets AAMA 2604

Baked enamel coatings are harder than PVDF coatings and are often used for interior application where color retention, chalk, fade and weatherability is not required. Baked enamels are generally a one-coat system as no primer is required. In this process the color coat is applied directly to the aluminum.

 bone white colorcolonial white color optionSandstonecolonial grey colorquaker bronze color optionblack color swatchaged copper color optioninterstate green color optionhartford green color optionbrick red color
Standard colors show. Other colors are available, contact your Wasco Sales Representative for more information.

Anodized – Meets AAMA 611 Class I

Anodizing is the process of electrochemically controlling, accelerating and enhancing oxidation of an aluminum substrate. The anodizing process, because it is an integral part of the substrate, produces an oxide film that is uniform, hard and protects the rest of the aluminum substrate from deterioration – providing excellent wear and abrasion resistance with minimal maintenance in most environments.

The coating produced is extremely durable, and the hardness of the surface is comparable to a sapphire—the second hardest substance on earth. This characteristic makes anodize an excellent choice for use in high-traffic areas where resistance properties are important.

Anodized aluminum resists the ravages of time, temperature, corrosion, humidity and warping, adding to it’s long life cycle. Anodized aluminum is an inert material that is not combustible, 100% recyclable and poses no health risks.

 clear anodize finish optionlight bronze anodize finish optionmedium bronze anodize finish optiondark bronze anodize finish optionblack anodize finish option
Standard colors show. Other colors are available, contact your Wasco Sales Representative for more information.

Strengths & Limitations

Strengths Limitations
Kynar 500 Color Retention (UV resistance)

Salt-spray resistance

Vast array of color choices

Paint protects and maintains the structural integrity of the aluminum

Field touch-up / repainting capabilities

Small-batch and custom color capabilities – fast and cost effective

Fair hardness

Cost of high-performance products

Potential for inconsistent appearance of “metallic” paints

Solvent based paints are not environmentally friendly without an oxidizer

Baked Enamel Environmentally friendly

Hardness and abrasion resistance

Vast array of color gloss and texture options

Paint protects and maintains the structural integrity of the aluminum

Warranty – generally more limited and restrictive than liquid Kynar®

Metallic Coating – cannot hold as much metallic flake content

Touch-up and field repair

Small custom color jobs are not cost effective due to minimum batch size

No in-house blending of powder coat. Longer lead time for samples and color matching

Anodized Color stability

Hardness, compared to a sapphire

Durability, abrasion resistance

Anodize protects and maintains the structural integrity of the aluminum

Ease of maintenance

Limited color choices

Difficult touch up

Color may vary depending on alloy & trace elements in aluminum

Surface imperfections of the aluminum may show through the anodize

AAMA Compliant

Wasco finishes are 100% compliant of all AAMA specifications.

  Baked Enamel Kynar 500 Anodized
AAMA Specification 2604 2605 611 – Class I
South Florida Weathering
Color retention 5 yrs: Fade = 5 Delta E 10 yrs: Fade =  5 Delta E 10 yrs: Fade = 5 Delta E
Chalk resistance 5 yrs: Chalk = 8 10 yrs: Chalk = 8 N/A
Gloss retention 5 yrs: 30% retention 10 yrs: 50% retention 15 unit variation
Erosion resistance 5 yrs: 10% loss 10 yrs: 10% loss No specification
Dry film thickness 1.2 mils minimum 1.2 mils minimum 0.7 mils minimum
Pretreatment System Chrome or Chrome Free Chrome or Chrome Free No specification
Accelerated Testing
Salt Spray 3,000 hours 4,000 hours 3,000 hours
Humidity 3,000 hours 4,000 hours No specification

Warranties

The information below provides an overview of our standard warranties available. A complete explanation of remedies available and warranty limitations are contained in the written warranty issued for each specific job and should be carefully reviewed.

10 Year Limited Warranty – 70% PVDF

5 Year Limited Warranty – Baked Enamel

1 Year Limited Warranty – Anodized

  1. Will not chip, crack or peel (lose adhesion), due to manufacturer defect, but this does not include minute fracturing which may occur in proper fabrication of building parts.
  2. Will not chalk in excess of ASTM D-4214 number eight (8) rating, determined by the procedure outlines in ASTM D-4214 specification test.
  3. Will not change color more than five (5) Delta-E Hunter units (square root of the sum of square Delta L, Delta a, and Delta b) as determined by ASTM method D-2244 method 6.3. It is acknowledged by Customer that fading or color changes may not be uniform if the surfaces are not equally exposed to the sun and elements.

 

Kynar 500® is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.