“Sherwin-Williams offers siding and trim manufacturers a wide variety of coatings to match their needs for throughput efficiency, finish durability and quality,” said Bob Cregg, Industry Director – Building Products, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes. “Our ability to provide consistent color-matching from batch to batch and on-time local delivery means that manufacturers can rely on Sherwin-Williams, especially as home building and remodeling projects are on the upswing.”
Kem Aqua SoPro, Kem Aqua Wood Grain and Kem Aqua Earth Tones were formerly offered as the Duckback-branded products SoPro, Wood Grain Natural Toners, and Wood Grain Earth Tones, which Sherwin-Williams acquired in September 2013.
Products available to siding and trim manufacturers include:
KEM Aqua BP Siding Plus – a self cross-linking monochromatic system that provides consistent performance across all substrates, eliminating the need to stock different coatings for each substrate.Production time is saved and color consistency enhanced through one-coat application (seven to nine wet mils), including dark, bold shades that are available in solar reflective tints. Fast cure times allow fast slip-sheeting and packaging, decreasing packaging and shipping time. Enhanced adhesion properties increase durability and reduce on-site installation issues. KEM Aqua BP Siding Plus delivers excellent color retention in a wide array of colors.
KEM Aqua SoProTopcoat– a 100 percent acrylic latex finish that provides excellent adhesion to primed fiber cement, composite wood and hardboard siding and trim. It offers exceptional hiding and color retention. The finish also provides outstanding color matching over typical tint-based systems. SoPro provides an eggshell sheen that is hard, yet flexible, for enhanced durability. KEM Aqua SoPro® is available in 145 colors as well as custom matched colors.
KEM Aqua Wood Grain– a two-part system for fiber cement and composite siding and trim, comprised of a base coat that reduces efflorescence and adds protection against UV rays and moisture. The top coat provides a uniform wood-like finish, accentuating the natural grain patterns of the siding and trim. Six colors are available.
KEM Aqua Earth Tones – a blend of two tones that creates a multi-hued, natural look rather than a flat painted surface. Designed for application on composite and fiber cement siding and trim, KEM Aqua Earth Tones is available in 21 unique colors.