2K/2PACK Compliancy Regulations and Health and Safety
You may only purchase non-compliant 2K products if you intend to use them for industrial or agricultural uses and not for automotive purposes as this is now illegal.
If purchasing 2K products we will ask you to confirm that you will be using a full face spray mask and breathing equipment and that you are aware of the poisonous nature of 2K products. When making a purchase we insist that you tick a box to state that you have read and understood these terms and conditions.
2-pack or "2K" isocyanate-containing paints are strictly for professional use only and must be sprayed in a controlled environment that meets health and safety regulations.
Spraying 2-pack isocyanate paints is the main cause of occupational asthma in the UK and, for years, vehicle paint sprayers have been the group most at risk. Significant skin contact with isocyanate hardeners may cause dermatitis.
Kent Paints will not be held liable for any incidents, legal proceedings and other repercussions if you use any of our 2K products. We trust our customers to be honest and fair and as such we are able to sell you 2K products in good faith.
Below are some key tips for vehicle paint sprayers and owners of motor vehicle repair bodyshops.
Vehicle paint sprayers
The risk of developing occupational asthma occurs because paint spraying produces a lot of invisible airborne mist that you can breathe in. Never spray paint outside the booth or room.
Your booth/room takes time to clear of mist, so know the clearance time and make sure everyone else does too.
Always wear air-fed breathing apparatus (BA) when spraying and know how to safely leave or enter your booth or room during the clearance time.
Bodyshop owners / managers
Spraying 2-pack isocyanate paints creates fine, invisible, airborne mist that can cause occupational asthma
It spreads through the air like smoke.
Spray booths take time to clear of fine paint mist, this can be checked with a smoke/fog generator
Make sure the booth/room runs at slight negative pressure so that if there are any leaks, air is drawn into the booth/room rather than paint mist leaking out into the workshop
Check exposure is properly controlled by arranging for the analysis of urine samples of vehicle paint sprayers.
Kent Paints cannot be held liable for any incidents, legal proceedings and other repercussions if you use any of our 2K products. We trust our customers to be honest and fair and as such we are able to sell you 2K products in good faith. Complaint 2K products are available; please contact us for further information.
For more information please see the HSE website.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CELLULOSE PAINT IS NOT PETROL RESISTANT
Cellulose products are for industrial use and for vintage/classic cars only.
Unfortunately the term "classic" is a grey area as it is not specified in which year a vehicle becomes a classic.
When ordering please state purpose of use and registration number of the vehicle if you are painting a classic vehicle.
It is against the law for us to supply and for you to use Cellulose on modern vehicles or any other use that falls outside the 3 applications listed below:
Restoration of Classic & Vintage Vehicles
Vehicle Refinishing Regulations on Solvent Based Products
It is against the law to use non-compliant solvent based paint and materials for refinishing / restoration of motor vehicles, unless the vehicle is classified as vintage ( over 30 years old ) or classic Exceptions:
(1) None compliant vehicle paint / materials manufactured before 1 January 2007 can still be sold and purchased until stocks have depleted
(2) To avoid the environmental consequences of disposing of none compliant materials Defra and the Welsh assembly granted permission ( August 2007 ) for Auto body repair / refinishing garages to use up any existing none compliant materials they have in stock.
We can supply a full range of compliant materials to suite all our customers requirements including Water based paint.
What is not included?
Certain products, including plastic adhesion systems and polishes are excluded from the legislation. The legislation does not cover the repair coating of industrial projects, motor bikes, historic motor cars or any agricultural machinery, such as tractors.
PLEASE NOTE THAT MATERIALS ARE FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY
Technical Data and Material Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.
Kent Paints cannot be held liable for any incidents, legal proceedings and other repercussions if you use any of our products.