The Impact of Low Temperatures on Leather Edge Paint: Guidelines for Proper Storage
As you already know, low temperatures are the No. 1 enemy of water-based paints like ours. In this Post we try to see together how to control this issue especially during storage.
Challenges arise for leather edge paint, especially water-based variants, when exposed to low temperatures, particularly below 0°C. At these temperatures, water molecules initiate the crystallization process, transitioning from liquid to solid.
Is it possible for leather edge paint to freeze?
Given its water-based nature, leather edge paint has a freezing point of 0°C, making it susceptible to freezing when stored below this temperature for an extended period.
Can frozen paint be restored to its original state? Unfortunately, freezing induces molecular crystallization that irreversibly alters the paint's structure. This is a crucial consideration for leather craftsmen residing in regions with harsh winter climates.
Is there a risk of leather edge paint freezing during shipping? To mitigate this risk, shipments to colder countries during winter are exclusively conducted via express courier from Monday to Thursday. This precaution ensures products are not left in storage over the weekend, reducing the risk of frost.
This is also the cause of the high cost of our shipments during the winter months.
Obviously we don't like to charge you these high prices but I hope you understand it is for the sake and quality of the product you are going to receive-.
What's the optimal storage approach in cold climates?
It is recommended to maintain the storage environment at temperatures always above 6°C. Monitoring temperature with a simple thermometer is advisable. For closed but unheated storage spaces, constructing a small, thermally insulated area—potentially using low-cost, practical materials like polystyrene—can offer additional protection.