Liquid NanoTint® – Solar Control Coating

A Zero-Waste, Plastic-Free Alternative To Solar Control Films

Liquid Nanotint is a highly transparent paint-on solar control coating that is an ideal retrofit technology for building owners and managers looking to increase energy efficiency, improve thermal comfort, reduce glare and eliminate harmful UV damage.

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.

SAVINGS OF 20%-40%
Building owners can benefit from increased energy savings that are modeled and validated by third-party testing labs.

Liquid NanoTint is easily applied with a conventional paint foam roller.

Unlike conventional window films, Liquid NanoTint will not peel, crack, bubble or fade over time lasting a minimum of 15 years. Liquid NanoTint meets the requirements for ANSI Z97 Thermal Testing (No bubbles or delamination after 16 hours of exposure to 100ºC).

Liquid Nanotint is a cost effective alternative to dark window film or costly replacement windows.

Liquid Nanotint has been successfully applied to millions of square feet of windows in commercial buildings, hospitals, private homes, schools, universities and hotels.

UV Protection
Energy Efficiency
Maximum Visible Light
Thermal Comfort

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  • Blocks up to 99% of UV Rays
  • Blocks up to 80% of Infrared Rays
  • Maintains up to 75% visible light transmittance
  • Reduces seasonal heating/cooling costs
  • Cost effective & environmentally friendly
  • Easy application by custom paint roller
  • Reduces glare
  • Zero off gassing
  • 15 Year Warranty

Where to use

  • Commercial glass
  • Residential glass
  • Glass manufacturing
  • Polycarbonate materials
  • Skylights

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Liquid Nanotint?

Liquid Nanotint is a highly transparent solar control coating that blocks UV and IR. Unlike dark window film, it is more durable and transparent.

What is Nanotint’s optical performance?

The specially formulated Solar Control Liquid NanoTint coating blocks up to 99% of ultra-violet (UV) light and absorbs up to 80% of Infra-Red (IR) light on the window, while still allowing for up to 75% visible light transmission.

How is DryWired® Liquid NanoTint applied?

Liquid NanoTint is a 2-component solution that, once mixed, has a pot life of 2 hours. The mixed solution is applied with a specialized paint roller. For more detailed information, please consult the application instructions for DryWired® Liquid NanoTint.

Is Liquid NanoTint applied on the interior or exterior of a glass surface?

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.

Are special conditions required during the application process?

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.

What is the coverage rate of the DryWired Liquid NanoTint?

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).

What type of surface preparation is required?

Clean glass is essential to successful Nanotint applications. We provide a glass cleaner and a primer that should be applied prior to the Nanotint. For more detailed information, please consult the Standard Operating Procedure for DryWired® Liquid NanoTint.

How large of a surface area can a single person coat in the recommended 4 minute time frame?

One person can coat approximately 2m2 (21ft2) before encountering application challenges.

Can the Liquid NanoTint coating be applied by a method other than the high-density foam roller?

HVLP spray application is possible but not recommended due to overspray challenges.

Are there any odors associated with the application of the product?

Similar to a household paint, there is an initial odor that lasts for a few hours as Nanotint dries. We recommend vacating the premises during the application for a minimum of 4 hours. Once the coating has fully dried (within 90 minutes), odors begin to diminish and off gassing occurs as validated by independent third party testing. This documentation is available upon request.

What are the recommended safety procedures?

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.

Can the Liquid NanoTint coating be removed from glass surfaces?

Yes. Nanotint is removable with specialty solvents and a razor blade.

Is there a warranty on this product?

There is a 15 year warranty on this product.

Can the NanoTint surface be cleaned with common cleaning supplies?

Yes common cleaners will not affect the Nanotint coating once it dries. We recommended waiting 48 hours before cleaning the window. Abrasive cleaning materials should be avoided.

Can this coating be physically scratched?

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.

Uncoated float glass (3mm)
Liquid NanoTint 2.0
Visible Light Transmission(%)92~85
Infrared Rejection (%)16~85
Ultraviolet Rejection (%)29~99.9

NFRC Rated

IGDB Listed Under Fenestration Attachments

Section 088000 Sequence 1120 & 1127

Section 071900 Sequence 99 & 118

Section 099113 Sequence 524

DryWired® Liquid NanoTint
Conventional Window Film
Clear: Up to 85% Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)Dark: Only Up to 40% Visible Light Transmission (VLT)
Always blocks up to 99.9% UVA/UVBCompetitively priced films only block up to 50% UVA
Cost EffectiveExpensive
More energy efficient:
Compliments smart-lighting by allowing more natural light into a room
Energy efficient:
Smart-Lighting uses more electricity to counteract low VLT from window film
Dependable in hot & cold environmentsEasily cracks with heat & moisture
No DistortionDistorts visibility due to patterns in film
Year round, all climate protectionEffective only in summer months
Easy application & removalDifficult application & removal
Higher abrasion resistanceEasily scratched
Applicable on uneven surfacesCannot be applied on textured glass or uneven surfaces

Case Studies

Plug and Play Tech Center

Canyon Middle School

Velocity Auto Dealership

University of Idaho

Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Providence Health & Services

Texas National Guard

Los Angeles City Hall

Petrossian Restaurant

Rodini Park Restaurant

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Chevron Gas Station

Mobil Gas Station – Los Angeles

Reccomended Product

Glass Cleaner

DryWired® Glass Cleaner is a water-based cleaner for glass that utilizes aluminum oxide to create a clean surface to promote adhesion. The hydrophilic property that is present after cleaning indicates the glass is free of oils and other contaminants, ready for a nanocoating to be applied to the surface. This glass cleaner not only degreases, but also slightly abrades the surface, allowing for any light surface stains or watermarks to be removed. Recommended to use for surface preparation before application of DryWired Liquid NanoTint®, Glass & Ceramics,  Microporous and Perma-Clean Solar. Can also be used alone as a glass cleaner.

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