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Sherwin-Williams Introduces New Fast-Drying Enamel

Cleveland, OH – Sherwin-Williams has introduced KEM AQUA® 8710 Water Reducible Enamel for general metal applications. The new coating dries to touch within 30 minutes and dries to handle within 75 minutes, allowing manufacturers to increase throughput.

KEM AQUA 8710® meets high consistency and aesthetic finishing standards with one-coat protection for the most demanding applications, and can be applied over Sherwin-Williams® primers for improved finish performance. Finishers can also apply the product in a variety of spray methods, including conventional, airless, air assisted airless spray, high volume low pressure (HVLP) or dipping.

Click to view the KEM AQUA 8710 video demonstration.

A water reducible coating that decreases the need for solvents, KEM AQUA 8710® offers low VOC levels less than 2.8 pounds per gallon, allowing manufacturers to meet strict environmental standards without sacrificing the finishing quality and durability required. It is available in a broad range of colors and glosses, offering manufacturers the flexibility to meet specific finishing needs.

“KEM AQUA® 8710 will help our customers respond quickly to their customers’ needs and wants,” said David Calabra, Director Product Management Metal & Plastics, Sherwin-Williams. “This product was field-tested at six different customer sites, and each came back with results that met or exceeded their expectations. KEM AQUA® 8710 can improve the efficiency of a finishing line, meet local environmental regulations, and provide a good-looking, long-lasting finished product.”

KEM AQUA® 8710 is available now from all 73 Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes facilities located throughout North America. To learn more about the Product Finishes Division of Sherwin-Williams, visit

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