Urethane paints seem to be everywhere these days, but do you know what makes them so popular? This week we will take a good look at the properties of urethane paints.
First off, we should understand that urethane paints do not actually contain the material that meets the true chemical definition of urethane, which is ethyl carbamate. Actual urethane is used in the veterinary field as an anesthetic. You certainly do not want that in your paint! Urethane linkages are formed by a reaction between isocyanates and polyols. These linkages are what give urethane paints their fantastic characteristics.