Sherwin-Williams Introduces Water-Based Floor Coatings Offering No Hot-Tire Pickup and Impoved Hot-Tire Staining Resistance

Resutile™ Aqua 4410/4411 (formerly AquArmor™ WBU) Water-Based Urethane Floor Coatings deliver long-lasting aesthetics

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CLEVELAND, OHIO (August 1, 2017) - Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has launched new water-based floor coatings offering no hot-tire pickup and improved hot-tire staining resistance. Resutile Aqua 4410/4411 Water-Based Urethane Floor Coatings are the next generation of high-performance, water-based, aliphatic urethane coatings. The coatings, which work on both floors and walls, deliver high-performance application and aesthetic characteristics that rival solvent-based products – with the added benefit of lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than solvent-based formulations.

The coatings offer the same or better resistance to chemicals, hot-tire staining, and hot-tire pickup as solvent-based systems, while reducing VOCs.

Casey Ball

Global Market Director, Flooring

Resutile Aqua 4410/4411 Water-Based Urethane Floor Coatings keep floors looking their best – from application to long-term use. The coatings’ wet edge application properties help to minimize the potential for roller lap marks, ensuring a consistent gloss sheen for 4410 and a consistent satin sheen for 4411 – the two finishes available in the line. After curing, the coatings offer the best resistance to hot-tire pickup and hot-tire staining compared to other water-based floor coatings, preventing tires from leaving excessive, permanent stains. The products also offer superior chemical-resistance properties, helping to enhance the aesthetics of automotive dealership showrooms, aircraft hangars, food and beverage facilities, warehouses, pharmaceutical processing facilities and light manufacturing areas.

“Most flooring systems used for auto dealerships, aircraft hangars and warehouses are solvent-based, as any water-based alternatives have not met the performance standards of those systems. With Resutile Aqua 4410/4411 Water-Based Urethane Floor Coatings, that all changes,” said Casey Ball, Marketing Director – Resinous Flooring, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “The coatings offer the same or better resistance to chemicals, hot-tire staining, and hot-tire pickup as solvent-based systems, while reducing VOCs. They minimize excessive, permanent stains from hot tires, eliminating the need for dealerships or hangars, for example, to park vehicles on mats. No other water-based products can compete.”

Giving applicators greater installation flexibility, Resutile Aqua 4410/4411 Water-Based Urethane Floor Coatings have excellent 18-hour intercoat adhesion. This long recoat window helps with project scheduling, while ensuring an increased bond between coating layers when they’re applied within this window. Providing further efficiencies, the coatings also have a short dry time, permitting foot traffic at 18 hours, light traffic at 24 hours, and wheeled traffic at 48 hours to enable fast returns to service.

Resutile Aqua 4410/4411 Water-Based Urethane Floor Coatings are available in multiple finishes and custom colors, offering more aesthetic options than solvent-based products on the market. Gloss-sheen 4410 is available in clear, 10 standard colors and two tint bases, which can be custom tinted at a Sherwin-Williams store. 4411 is only available in a clear satin finish. Applicators can also create a more durable finish by adding 5240 aluminum oxide to either 4410 or 4411.

Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring is a global portfolio of seamless, resinous flooring systems that combine durability with design aesthetics in applications across various industries – including airports, automotive showrooms, airplane hangars, convention centers, data centers, healthcare facilities, sports arenas, schools and universities, and manufacturing facilities. These durable flooring systems include options that enhance design and enhance ergonomics, while promoting compliance with cleanliness standards. Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring is part of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, which delivers smart asset protection and unmatched commercial, technical and specification service to customers in a wide array of markets, including Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Bridge & Highway, Steel Fabrication, Flooring, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Mining, Rail, Marine, Power Generation and Fire Protection. Our world-class product portfolio is delivered across 4,700+ company-owned North America locations and a rapidly growing international distribution footprint. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers in more than 120 countries in the world. For more information, visit

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