Painters Collision Centers

We Use a Waterborne Paint to Save the Planet Without Sacrificing Quality 

At Painter’s Collision Centers in Queen Creek and Chandler, AZ, we are proud to spray an environmentally responsible product like PPG Envirobase. We don’t have to use waterborne paint in Arizona because it’s not mandated. But, we choose to be as green as possible in everything we do, including recycling, energy conservation, and reducing waste. 

Most people out there aren’t aware of the main differences between waterborne paint and solvent-based paint, so at Painter’s Collision Centers we want to share this information with our blog readers. 

According to the paint experts at PPG, waterborne paint consists of primarily high solids, where the water acts as the principal carrier of the color instead of the solvents. Waterborne paint is much cleaner and will generate 25% less pollution than that of solvent paint and that is why more and more many body shops are currently using it. 

More and more collision repair shops all over the country now use waterborne paint 100% of the time because it’s a safer product that reduces the overall impact to the environment while enabling shops to accurately match automotive OEM colors on every vehicle that they paint. 

The top benefits of using a waterborne product includes:

  • Strong resistance to both heat and abrasion.
  • They always promote optimal adhesion.
  • They feature low toxicity and help to cut down on air emissions.
  • In many cases, they cost considerably less than solvent-based products and require zero additives, thinners and/or hardeners.
  • Compared to standard solvent-based paints, less coating is often required to cover the same surface areas, thereby saving substantial time and money on every paint job. 
  • Spray guns can easily be cleaned with water or waterborne solutions and don’t require paint any thinners, acetones, and/or methyl acetate.
  • Refinishers can use conventional application techniques with a wide range of waterborne paint products. 

If you’re looking at the numbers, waterborne paint does cost a little more than solvent and requires process compliance. But in the end, it’s definitely much better for the environment. In short, it’s certainly a major win-win for collision repairers from NYC all the way to LA and everywhere in between (including Arizona!) 

At Painter’s Collision Centers, we are a collision repair company that’s gladly responsible for protecting the planet, so that it will still be here for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

So, whenever you take your car to be repaired at a body shop, always ask if they use waterborne paint. Paint technology has improved on so many levels over the years, and PPG has led the way with its waterborne Envirobase brand. 

About Painters Collision Centers 

Today’s vehicles are essentially large computers on wheels, so you need a collision repair company with the right tools, equipment, and training to diagnose and fix these sophisticated machines at a high level. At Painters Collision Centers, with two locations in Chandler and Queen Creek, AZ, we stress quality, transparency, and complete accountability. People praise us for being thorough and providing over-the-top customer service on every repair. When you hire us at Painters Collision Centers, you tap into our 35 years of cumulative experience in the collision repair industry. Owners Jim and Kelly Huard aren’t just in it to win it. They’re in it to be the best! 

Sources: Parts and People and ABRN 


A/C Recharge

We offer AC recharge services for R134 and R1234 systems on most vehicles. Stay cool in the desert heat!

Window Tinting

Tinted protective film shields out both UVA & UVB rays to keep you cool, comfortable and in style.

By Appointment Only.

Prices Vary - please call for an estimate.

ADAS Scanning

Keep your Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) performing at optimal levels for improved safety.

Clear Film/Protectors

Protect your vehicle from sand, wind, door edge bumps and finger nail scratches!
Apply Clear Film Protection!

Glass Repair/Replacement

We can replace or Repair most any glass. With Today’s Advanced ADAS Technology, it is critical that proper calibrations and test drives are conducted in order to ensure the glass is installed to OE standards. Many people do not realize that the front and rear glass are structural components to the vehicle. Family and Safety First!!!

Detailing Services


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We offer panel refinishing or off the car part refinishing.

At Painter's we use PPG Envirobase water-based products, so we can achieve a perfect color match and rapid cure times.

Light Mechanical

We offer AC recharge for R134 and R1234 systems, factory suspension repair and replacement, wheel alignments, and other light-duty mechanical services. Call for details.

Collision Repair

Whether you have been involved in a major or minor accident, or encountered a hailstorm, we can fix it! Not only can we fix it, but we will also return your vehicle back to pre-accident condition. This includes structural and aluminum repairs. We are a full-service body shop. We know that when a problem occurs with our vehicles our lives STOP. We will help you get back on the road as promptly as possible.