For many thousands of years, paint has been used to decorate the spaces we live, work and play in. From adorning the walls of prehistoric caves to aesthetically transforming the modern-day home, paint has evolved into a protective application as well as a feature enhancing substance.
In a relatively saturated market, manufacturers are increasingly seeking ways to differentiate their paint products. Aside from vibrant new colour ranges, easy-clean promises and environmentally-friendly ingredients, what else can you do to make your paints & coatings stand out from the crowd? Wallgrace® recommends incorporating antibacterial technology.
Antibacterial paint additives are specific actives that can be introduced into a paint, coating, ink or lacquer during the manufacturing process to make it resistant to microbes. An additive will encompass a specific antibacterial active, such as silver, and can be formulated to suit the type of paint or coating, the material it may be used to treat, and the manufacturing process employed.
So what are the 5 benefits of antibacterial paint?
Antibacterial paint will provide lasting protection against microbes
Scientifically proven antibacterial paint additives will provide lasting and effective protection against harmful bacteria, mould and fungi, ultimately helping your paint or coating to minimise staining, bad odours and material degradation on any surface it is applied to. For as long as the paint remains on that surface, microbes will struggle to survive.
Antibacterial paint is more durable and will last for longer
Once infused into your paints or coatings, silver-based antibacterial paint additives will not leech, cause discolouration or affect the final finish. Wallgrace® even has data to prove that our antimicrobial additives will last for the expected lifetime of your paint, making it less susceptible to the lumps and stench that often characterise gone-off paint products.
Antibacterial paint is a cost-effective differentiator
Antibacterial paint additives can be easily and cost-effectively manufactured into all types of solvent, water-based, liquid, oil or powder paints and coatings, including general industrial coatings, decorative coatings, speciality coatings, speciality inks and varnishes. This allows manufacturers to offer differentiated paint products without breaking the bank.
Antibacterial paint is part of a growing market.