Door Refinishing Systems
Comparators Colorlast Endura-crylic Chem-Bake® 1-Step Polyurethane Chem-Bake® 8000 Base Coat
& Chem-Clear® 2k Clear Coats
Average Service Life 10-12 years 3-4 years 10-12 years 8 years
Composition 2k DTM acrylic polyurethane 100% water borne modified acrylic 2k DTM acrylic polyurethane Acrylic basecoat / 2k urethane clear
Reduction Reducer or acetone Water Reducer or acetone Base-coat: water; Clear-coat: acetone
VOC Level Available as low as 250 gpl / 2.10 lb Less than 100 gpl / .80 lbh Available as low as 250 gpl / 2.10 lb Available as low as 100 gpl / .83 lb
Sheen level Gloss Gloss Gloss Gloss
Application Temp Range 35°F to 110°F 50°F to 100°F 35°F to 110°F 50°F to 100°F
Dry to handle Up to 4 hours 1-2 hour Up to 4 hours Basecoat: 1 hour; Clear: up to 3 hours
Application process duration Single day Single day Single day 2 days
Self-Priming Primer required on new SMP, Self-priming on most other surfaces. Primer required on new SMP, Self-priming on most other surfaces. Yes, on properly prepared surfaces Yes, on properly prepared surfaces
Versatility over substrates Self-priming on most de-glossed previously painted surfaces. Priming required on new SMP. Self-priming on most de-glossed previously painted surfaces. Self-priming on abraded SMP, test unknown substrates for lifting Self-priming on most painted surfaces
Minimum dry mil thickness 3 mil dry 2.5 mil dry. 3 mil dry Base-coat: 1.5 mil; Clear-coat 1.5 mil
Color retention 5 4 5 6
Gloss retention 5 3 5 6
Clean-ability 6 3 6 6
Scratch resistance 6 3 6 5
Hardness 6 2 6 5
Chemical resistance 6 3 6 5
Corrosion resistance 6 3 6 4
Ease of application 4 6 4 3
Ease of touch-up 3 6 3 2
Advanced training required Yes No Yes Yes
Warranty 10 years, extendable to 18 4 years 10 years, extendable to 18 8 years, extendable to 18
Material cost per 7x8 door As Low As / $32.00 As Low As / $10.00 As Low As / $32.00 As Low As / $27.00
6= Superior,   5= Excellent,   4= Good,   3= Fair,   2= Marginal,   1= Poor