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 10 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 99.9% of UV Rays
  • Blocks up to 95% of Infrared Rays
  • Maintains up to 85% visible light transmittance
  • Reduces seasonal heating/cooling costs
  • Cost effective & environmentally friendly
  • Easy application by custom paint roller or HVLP sprayer
  • Can be applied on top of or under window film
  • Reduces glare
  • Zero off gassing
  • 10 Year Warranty

Where to use

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the NanoTint coating work?

The specially formulated Solar Control Liquid Nanotint coating blocks up to 99.9% of ultra-violet (UV) light and absorbs up to 95% of Infra-Red (IR) light on the window, while still allowing for up to 85% 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 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.

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?

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.

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?

Not at this time.  Consult Drywired if you have another suggested process.

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

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.

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?


Is there a warranty on this product?

There is a warranty on this product. What is covered in this warranty is available upon request.

Can the NanoTint surface be cleaned with common cleaning supplies?

Yes, after it has fully cured for 14 days.  Abrasive 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.

What is provided in the Liquid NanoTint kit?

Included Materials:

  • 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

Recommended Materials:

  • Thermometer / Hygrometer
  • Multi-Purpose Respirator
  • Scale
  • 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)
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

Solar Control Nanocoating Liquid Nanotint
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/UVB Competitively priced films only block up to 50% UVA
Cost Effective Expensive
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 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

Case Studies

CalPrivate Bank

Canyon Middle School

LUSH Cosmetics

Velocity Auto Dealership

University of Idaho

Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Providence Health & Services

Texas National Guard

Los Angeles City Hall

Petrossian Restaurant

Filming Studio

Executive Offices

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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