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Montana Shop First in Town to Convert to Waterborne


House of Color in Missoula, Mont., announced it’s the city’s first auto body shop to switch to waterborne paints for all of its applications.

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House of Color says it decided to make the switch due to the environmental hazards of using conventional solventborne paints.

“Not only is the VOC output from conventional paint unhealthy for air quality and the ozone layer, it can be unhealthy for the people who use it on a daily basis,” says Lee Frank, owner of House of Color Auto Body.

To further its green practices, House of Color says it has begun using an environmentally conscious product for all of its headlight refurbishment processes, as well, which the shop says produces less plastic waste.
Frank contends that color-matching using water based automotive paints is superior to solventborne paints. Additionally, Frank says his shop benefits from the use of waterborne paints because the product produces less waste, and all equipment can be cleaned using water.


House of Color Auto Body says it’s committed to researching and using sustainable, eco-friendly methods to provide its services.

House of Color is located at 1575 Benton Avenue, Missoula, Mont.

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