Liquid Nanotint is a thermal insulation coating ideal for single-pane glass and polycarbonate surfaces. Applied like a paint, Liquid Nanotint is capable of blocking 100% of Ultraviolet (UV) rays, up to 95% of Infrared (IR) rays and maintaining up to 78% Visible Light Transmittance (VLT).* Through the combination of solvent borne metal-oxide nano-particles and an inorganic adhesive binder, Liquid NanoTint forms a 10 micron thick self-leveling clear coat that bonds directly to glass and polycarbonate surfaces.
Unlike conventional window films, Liquid NanoTint will not peel, crack, bubble or fade over time lasting a minimum of 10 years. In addition, NanoTint can be applied to bent glass, historic building windows, skylights and textured glass surfaces. With the ability to mitigate both radiant and conductive heat, Liquid Nanotint can effectively keep indoor environments cooler in summer and prevent heat loss in the winter all while allowing you to benefit from the natural daylight gain.
NanoTint is easily applied with a paint roller which makes it the ideal choice for retrofitting existing inefficient single-pane glass buildings without having to spend money on costly replacement “energy efficient” window assemblies. In the United States alone, up to 40% of all buildings are comprised of un-insulated single-pane windows. Billions of square feet of windows are responsible for over 25% of the heat transfer in structures – Liquid Nanotint presents a non-invasive, cost effective alternative to dark window film or costly replacement windows while delivering year round energy savings in any type of climate.
* Results may vary depending on type of glass and coating application.
Blocks up to 100% of UV Rays
Blocks up to 95% of Infrared Rays
Maintains up to 78% visible light transmittance
Reduces seasonal heating/cooling costs
Cost effective & environmentally friendly
Easy application by custom paint roller
Can be applied on top of or under window film
Fully cures in 14 days
Zero off gassing when fully cured
10 Year Warranty
Q1: How does the NanoTint coating work?
A1: The specially formulated NanoTint coating blocks up to 100% of ultra-violet (UV) light and absorbs up to 95% of Infra-Red (IR) light on the window, while still allowing for up to 78% visible light transmission.
Q2: How is DryWired® Liquid NanoTint applied?
A2: Liquid NanoTint is a 2-component solution that, once mixed, has a pot life of 2 hours. The mixed solution is applied with a high-density foam roller. For each designated coating area the mixed solution must be applied evenly within approximately 4 minutes from start to finish. For more detailed information, please consult the application instructions for DryWired® Liquid NanoTint.
Q3: Is Liquid NanoTint applied on the interior or exterior of a glass surface?
A3: DryWired® recommends coating the interior surface of a glass. Interior environmental conditions are more easily controlled resulting in optimum clarity and uniformity of the final fully cured coating.
Q4: Are special conditions required during the application process?
A4: Yes, DryWired® recommends application at a temperature between 41-95°F (5-35°C) and relative humidity 70% or less. Air circulation should be minimized to mitigate contamination in the form of dust and dirt during the application process and for at least the initial 60 minutes time.
Q5: What is the coverage rate of the DryWired Liquid NanoTint?
A5: Each high-density foam roller used will absorb and retain 30 grams of Liquid NanoTint solution. In addition to these initial 30 grams, every additional 30 grams of Liquid NanoTint solution will cover an area of 1m2 (10ft2).
Q6: What type of surface preparation is required?
A6: All obvious dirt and contaminants should be removed with a paper towel. Masking materials should be used to protect adjacent surfaces and window fixtures. DryWired® LNT Glass Primer is then used to clean the surface. For more detailed information, please consult the Standard Operating Procedure for DryWired® Liquid NanoTint.
Q7: How large of a surface area can a single person coat in the recommended 4 minute time frame?
A7: One person can coat approximately 2m2 (21ft2) before encountering application challenges.
Q8: Can the Liquid NanoTint coating be applied by a method other than the high-density foam roller?
A8: Not at this time. Consult Drywired if you have another suggested process.
Q9: Are there any odors associated with the application of the product?
A9: Similar to a household paint, there is an initial odor that lasts about 4 hours. We recommend vacating the premises during the application for a minimum of 4 hours. Once the coating has fully cured, no off gassing occurs as validated by independent third party testing. This documentation is available upon request.
Q10: What are the recommended safety procedures?
A10: As with any material being used in the workplace or home, please refer to label for safety precautions. More detailed information is provided in the DryWired® Liquid NanoTint Safety Data Sheet which includes safe handling, storage, personal protective equipment, and disposal procedures.
Q: Can the Liquid NanoTint coating be removed from glass surfaces?
Q: Is there a warranty on this product?
A: There is a warranty on this product. What is covered in this warranty is available upon request.
Q: Can the NanoTint surface be cleaned with common cleaning supplies?
A: Yes, after it has fully cured for 14 days. Abrasive materials should be avoided.
Q: Can this coating be physically scratched?
A: Abrasion of the coating is possible. It is important to remember that the coating is only as sound as the substrate. If a material will abrade glass, it will abrade the Liquid NanoTint Coating.
Q: What is provided in the Liquid NanoTint kit?
- 1 kg NanoTint Liquid
- 110g NanoTint Hardener
- 32oz LNT Glass Primer
- Roller Applicator Handle
- High Density Foam Rollers (x4)
- Metal Tray
- Glass Mixing Rod
- Mixing Cups (x6)
- 1” Masking Tape (12 rolls)
- 1x Squeegee
- 4x Microfiber cloth
- Thermometer / Hygrometer
- Multi-Purpose Respirator
- Glass Scraper
- Paper Towels
- Aluminum Foil
- Lint Free Paper Towels (i.e. KimWipes 15”x17”) or
- Microfiber cloth
- Disposable Drop Cloths (i.e. Tape and Drape)
- Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves
- DryWired Glass Cleaner (for heavily soiled surfaces)
Further testing showed that the room was actually taking in less solar heat gain than the glass without the Liquid NanoTint. ...the tinted glass was blocking 20 degrees of heat when the sun was shining.University of Idaho Architecture Program
Liquid NanoTint Performance Comparison
|Visible Light Transmission(%)||90||78.1|
|Total Solar Absorption(%)||6||47.4|
|Total Solar Reflection (%)||8||6.1|
|Total Solar Transmission (%)||86||46.6|
|Infrared Rejection (%)||16||95|
|Ultraviolet Rejection (%)||29||99.9|
|Solar Heat Gain Coefficient||0.88||0.63|
|Shading Coefficient ||1||0.72|
Liquid NanoTint vs. Conventional Window Film
|Clear: Up to 78% Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)||Dark: Up to 40% Visible Light Transmission (VLT)
|Always blocks up to 100% UVA/UVB||Competitively priced films only block up to 50% UVA
|More energy efficient:|
Compliments smart-lighting by allowing more natural light into a room
Smart-Lighting uses more electricity to counteract low VLT from window film
|Dependable in hot & cold environments||Easily cracks with heat & moisture
|No Distortion||Distorts visibility due to patterns in film
|Year round, all climate protection||Effective only in summer months
|Easy application & removal||Difficult application & removal
|Higher abrasion resistance||Easily scratched
|Applicable on uneven surfaces||Cannot be applied on textured glass or uneven surfaces