Liquid Sand Paper Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Liquid Sand Paper Market Overview

The liquid sand paper market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 2.2% during the forecast 2022-2027. Liquid sand paper is a chemical solution that removes the glossy layer from a painted item, enabling it to paint over the object without the paint dripping off. Liquid sand paper is also referred to as deglosser, liquid sander, and wet sanding. Unlike regular sand paper it just removes the gloss. The advantage of using liquid sandpaper instead of regular sand paper is that it’s easier to apply as there is not much physical strength required as compared to traditional sand paper. The increase in the number of Do it yourself (DIY) activities is fueling the growth of the liquid sand paper market.

COVID-19 Impact

The pandemic affected the global economy with repercussions for both supply and demand. Due to the rapidly rising cases, containment measures in place such as lockdowns and social distancing brought manufacturing to a complete standstill and led to the closure of factories. The chemical industry plays an important role in the production of paints, plastics, fertilizers, medicines, packaging, etc. Hence, the chemical industry can be regarded as the backbone of most of the manufacturing industries. The pharmaceutical industry is also dependent on the chemical industry to carry out their manufacturing activities as they cannot function without the basic chemicals like caustic soda, chlorine, sulphuric acid, ethyl alcohol, etc. To an extent, certain chemicals were in shorter supplies due to a lack of raw materials. This also impacted the liquid sand paper market.

Report Coverage

The report: “Liquid Sand Paper Market – Forecast (2022-2027)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Liquid Sand Paper Market.

By Formulation: Solvent-based and Water-based.
By Chemical Composition: Naphtha, Toluene, Methylene Chloride, Ethyl Alcohol, and Others.
By Substrate: Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, Enamel, Polyurethane and Others.
By Application: Building and Construction (Residential and Commercial), Automotive, Industrial and Others.
By Geography: North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Belgium, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Rest of South America), Rest of the World (Middle East, and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • North America dominates the liquid sand paper market, owing to the increasing DIY activities in the region.
  • Just like regular sandpaper, liquid sand paper has many different uses. It works on paint, varnish, enamel, lacquer, polyurethane, and stain 
  • Liquid sand paper is often referred to deglosser, as it removes finishes if applied liberally, and rubbed consistently, removing layers of gloss or paint from a given object, including both wood and metal. 
  • The major opportunity for this market is high research spending and growing awareness of its ease of application. Furthermore, it is also an opportunity for this market to develop eco-friendly and sustainable liquid sand paper products.

Figure: North America Liquid Sand Paper Market Revenue, 2021-2027 (US$ Billion)

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Liquid Sand Paper Market Segment Analysis – By Formulation

The water-based segment held the largest share of more than 60% in the liquid sand paper market in 2021 as these are non-toxic and do not harm the environment. The solvent-based liquid sand paper uses solvents such as naphtha and toluene which causes the release of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Water-based liquid sand paper is less toxic and produce fewer VOCs than their solvent-based counterparts. Water-based deglossers are not flammable, and some are even biodegradable, making them safer for the environment than solvent-based varieties. Based on all the advantages, water-based liquid sand paper is set to dominate the liquid sand paper market during the forecast period.

Liquid Sand Paper Market Segment Analysis – By Chemical Composition

The ethyl alcohol segment held the largest share of more than 25% in the liquid sand paper market in 2021. Liquid sandpaper or deglosser is ? type of chemical solution which is used for similar purposes as sandpaper. This solution contains chemicals such as toluene, methyl chloride, ethyl alcohol, and naphtha, among others. Ethyl alcohol in liquid sandpaper functions as a stain remover and is used because of its relatively mild properties as a solvent. Liquid sandpaper is mainly used to remove high gloss paint from walls and furniture. It strips off the layers of paint from a surface and leaves behind a rough surface that provides a better level of adherence for new paint. This is necessary because a glossy surface does not allow proper adhesion when another coat of paint is applied over it. Therefore, the ethyl alcohol segment is expected to dominate the liquid sandpaper market. 

Liquid Sand Paper Market Segment Analysis – By Substrate

The paint segment held the largest share of more than 30% in the liquid sand paper market in 2021. A smooth paint finish depends on surface preparation. This important step is the most labor-intensive part of a refinishing project. Paints flake and peel if applied to a glossy surface. Sanding roughens the surface and creates a bond with new finishes. Liquid sand paper solutions achieve this by dissolving the uppermost layer of paint making it easier to repaint over. Liquid sand papers do a good job of dulling paints and removing the wax, grease, and oil from the surface. Therefore, the high demand from the paint segment is expected to dominate the liquid sand paper market during the forecast period.

Liquid Sand Paper Market Segment Analysis – By Application

The building and construction segment held the largest share of more than 45% in the liquid sand paper market in 2021. During the beginning of the pandemic, stay-at-home mandates and lockdowns were implemented to contain the spread of the virus, people were confined to their homes for months. Online classes and work from home became the new norm. In order to adapt to this people began to redecorate their living space and took up many do-it-yourself (DIY) activities at home. CouponFollow, a homeowner savings resource, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 Americans about the DIY projects they took up during the pandemic. According to the survey, the five most common and successful projects during the pandemic were building/installing shelving and cabinetry, house painting, building/enhancing the garden, bathroom decoration and bedroom decoration. As using liquid sand paper is much easier and practical compared to sanding, this boosted the liquid sand paper market during the forecast period.

Liquid Sand Paper Market Segment Analysis – By Geography

North America held the largest share in the liquid sand paper market in 2021 up to 35%, owing to the increase in DIY activities in the region. Several Americans stuck at home during the pandemic found new hobbies to pass the time or tried to spruce up their living space. Many streamers started showcasing their DIY activities online inspiring others to take on a similar project such as repainting the house, or furniture or even the car. The supplies for DIY projects were at an all-time high demand during the pandemic. For instance, Home Depot's sales soared during 2020, growing by US$22 billion dollars over fiscal 2019, and has continued the momentum into 2021 with first-quarter sales growing more than 32%. Hence, due to the rising DIY activities in the region, North America is set to dominate the liquid sand paper market during the forecast period.

Liquid Sand Paper Market Drivers

Ease of Application

Liquid sand paper is a type of solvent with a liquid base that does the same job as sandpaper so it is also known as wet sanding. While regular sandpaper requires elbow grease to achieve smoothening down a surface or prepping the surface for a new paint job, liquid sand paper is easy to use. It is just dabbed onto a cloth and the object is wiped down, or it can be applied with the help of a brush. It is also available as a spray. Liquid sand paper is less labour intensive compared to regular sandpaper. Its liquid application makes it ideal for covering all the surface area, even on intricate ornate design pieces, and gets into nooks and corners that is impossible to work with sandpaper alone. Hence, this ease of application is the main driver for the liquid sand paper market. 

Increasing DIY activities

During the early stages of the pandemic, most of the world was confined to their homes for months due to lockdowns and stay-at-home mandates. With people stuck at home the urge to upgrade the living space was of paramount importance as they were unable to travel or spend on experiences such as going to the malls, cinemas or restaurants. Some of the major reasons behind these home improvement activities were revamping living spaces to make room for kids studying remotely, adapting the garden for exercise or entertainment, and converting spaces into home offices or workspaces. DIY activities were also a healthy way to cope with some of the stresses of the pandemic, according to a 2020 study by the International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. While the pandemic brought professional home remodeling to a halt, DIY projects surged. This rise in DIY projects is causing hardware stores to register a sales boost. For instance, Lowe’s, a home improvement store, reported total sales of $27.3 billion and net profits of $2.8 billion in Q2 2020. Comparable sales were up 34.2% system-wide from 2019. Sales on the website spiked 135% year-over-year. The increase in DIY projects and activities is driving the liquid sand paper activities.

Liquid Sand Paper Market Challenges

Flammability of Solvent Based Liquid Sand Paper

Some of the liquid sand paper available is solvent-based. The solvent-based liquid sand paper uses solvents such as naphtha, ethyl alcohol, and toluene. These chemicals are highly flammable and volatile. Hence care must be taken when using such products. Due to their volatile and flammable nature, such products should be used in well-ventilated spaces. Some of the liquid sand papers also cause skin and eye irritation so protective gear must be used. As solvent-based products might release VOCs into the environment, water-based alternatives are preferred. These factors may pose a challenge to the liquid sand paper market.

Liquid Sand Paper Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the liquid sand paper market. Liquid sand paper market top companies are

  1. Rust Oleum
  2. Sherwin Williams
  3. Polycell
  4. Jasco
  5. Klean Strip
  6. Heinrich Konig
  7. Wilson Imperial
  8. Savogran
  9. Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives
  10. WM Barr

Acquisitions/Technology Launches 

In June 2021, Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives, an abrasive manufacturer, launched its Farécla line of products which includes a new liquid sand paper product ‘Profile Premium Liquid Compound’ which can be used for removing sanding marks of P1200 and finer. 

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1. Liquid Sand Paper Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Liquid Sand Paper Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Formulation
    2.2 Key Trends by Chemical Composition
    2.3 Key Trends by Substrate
    2.4 Key Trends by Application
    2.5 Key Trends by Geography
3. Liquid Sand Paper Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking- Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Liquid Sand Paper Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Liquid Sand Paper Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Liquid Sand Paper Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Liquid Sand Paper Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Liquid Sand Paper Market – By Formulation (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    8.1 Solvent Based
    8.2 Water Based
9. Liquid Sand Paper Market – By Chemical Composition (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    9.1 Naphtha
    9.2 Toluene
    9.3 Methylene Chloride
    9.4 Ethyl Alcohol
    9.5 Others
10. Liquid Sand Paper Market – By Substrate (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    10.1 Paint
    10.2 Varnish
    10.3 Lacquer
    10.4 Enamel
    10.5 Polyurethane
    10.6 Others
11. Liquid Sand Paper Market – By Application (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    11.1 Building and Construction
        11.1.1 Residential
        11.1.2 Commercial
    11.2 Automotive
    11.3 Industrial
    11.4 Others
12. Liquid Sand Paper Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    12.1 North America
        12.1.1 USA
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 Europe
        12.2.1 UK
        12.2.2 Germany
        12.2.3 France
        12.2.4 Italy
        12.2.5 Netherlands
        12.2.6 Spain
        12.2.7 Russia
        12.2.8 Belgium
        12.2.9 Rest of Europe
    12.3 Asia-Pacific
        12.3.1 China
        12.3.2 Japan
        12.3.3 India
        12.3.4 South Korea
        12.3.5 Australia and New Zeeland
        12.3.6 Indonesia
        12.3.7 Taiwan
        12.3.8 Malaysia
        12.3.9 Rest of APAC
    12.4 South America
        12.4.1 Brazil
        12.4.2 Argentina
        12.4.3 Colombia
        12.4.4 Chile
        12.4.5 Rest of South America
    12.5 Rest of the World
        12.5.1 Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   Rest of the Middle East
        12.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   Rest of Africa
13. Liquid Sand Paper Market – Entropy
    13.1 New Product Launches
    13.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
14. Liquid Sand Paper Market – Industry/Segment Competition Analysis Premium
    14.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    14.2 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    14.3 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    14.4 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    14.5 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    14.6 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
15. Liquid Sand Paper Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
16. Liquid Sand Paper Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, and Developments
    16.1 Company 1
    16.2 Company 2
    16.3 Company 3
    16.4 Company 4
    16.5 Company 5
    16.6 Company 6
    16.7 Company 7
    16.8 Company 8
    16.9 Company 9
    16.10 Company 10 and more
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