What base paint should I use?

With so many variables in the Hydro dipping process we are frequently asked about what is the best base coat to use??

This can be a loaded question and will depend greatly on the project your doing. Everything from the substrate to the use of the item will depend what would be the best solution.

For hydrographics we are looking for a paint that can tolerate the activator well, allow the inks to bond properly. These types of paint tend to be Urethane based automotive grade paints or water base paints. If your able to spray with a HVLP spray gun you can go to your local automotive paint supplier and pick up a good quality base coat/ clear coat system. If your using aerosols we would recommend checking out our paint section.

The paints we sell are produced by Nano Chem and are some of the best in the industry. Our paints have a long open dip window and very forgiving with activator allowing for a better bond of the films inks to your item.

What we don't recommend is any paints with acrylic or enamel. These tend to be paints you can buy off the shelf at the big box retailers.

If you ever have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to us using the contact us section on our website.