Nippon Paint seems to be blazing the trail, as far as the local decorative paint market is concerned. They introduced anti-bacterial with their Medifresh, low odor with their 3-in-1 Odour-less and Teflon-free in their EasyWash, all in recent years. Now, they’ve done it again with Aqua Bodelac, a water-based enamel paint for wood and metal.
Water-based enamel paint is not new technology. In fact, it has been around for many years. Most major brands of decorative household paint overseas have this in their range of products. Different story here in Singapore. We are like a third world country when it comes to the types of paint available here. And it’s not confined to paints. I’ve mentioned in earlier posts that the range of DIY tools here is also very limited.
Personally, I’m a skeptic when it comes to water-based enamels. Maybe its got to do with less than desirable projects in the past with water-based varnish and water-based polyurethanes. Water-based antifoulings, too, fall short of expectation. So it was with some relish when given a can of Aqua Bodelac to try, harboring sub-conscious desire to “prove it doesn’t work”.