Anti microbial wall paint – What is it and how does it work

In today’s pandemic engulfed world, health and sanitation are on the top of everyone’s list of priorities. People the world over are having to change the way they live and work and adapt to what has come to be called the ‘new normal’. In this new age, there are many precautions we are taking to ensure we reduce the spread of infectious diseases and harmful microorganisms. As we spend more time at home than ever before, evaluating the safety of your living surroundings becomes paramount. It is in this effort that you may find yourself looking for more hygienic solutions for the wall paint of your home and that’s where antimicrobial wall paint comes into the picture.

What is antimicrobial wall paint?

As the name suggests, antimicrobial wall paint is a particular type of wall paint that has a resistance to the growth of harmful microorganisms. Antimicrobial wall paint is made by the incorporation of certain additives into the paint during the manufacturing process which makes the paint resistant to microbial growth such as fungi, bacteria, mould and mildew. 

What is the benefit of antimicrobial wall paint?

  1. Wide ranging protection: As we go about our daily lives in this new normal, there are many amongst us who are struggling more than the average person to deal with these new developments in our world. These are the people amongst us who are typically more prone to falling sick and have poor immune systems. Aside from this, those amongst us who have older people or young children at home are more likely to be looking for additional ways to secure the health and safety of their loved ones. In these cases, a coat of antimicrobial wall paint can certainly add a layer of added security and peace of mind.
  2. Long term security: The additives that are used to create the antimicrobial properties of this particular type of wall paint also ensure that the paint lasts you for a longer period of time. When applying a coat of antimicrobial wall paint, the last thing you want to be worried about is the effect of it wearing off. The long term protection you get from this kind of paint is also useful in reducing unwanted odors and minimising the staining that the wall will experience over time
  3. Maintains durability: Contrary to what you may believe intuitively, the inclusion of antimicrobial additives into the paint does not hamper the durable properties of the wall paint you may have selected. The science of antimicrobial wall paint has now advanced to the extent that it can be considered as a viable alternative, one that does not require to make any such compromises on the durability of your wall paint. 

Where should you use antimicrobial wall paint?

As you can well imagine, the antimicrobial properties of your new wall paint will certainly be more useful in some places more than others. Historically, antimicrobial wall paint has been used in places like hospitals and other health care centers which can do with every bit of sanitation that is possible. Over time, the technology has progressed enough to make this an option for people to use in their houses and homes. Within your home, the places which are more susceptible to mould, mildew and dampness are the ones that become hotbeds for harmful microbial growth. Places like the kitchen, the toilets, the attic which is often neglected from regular cleaning etc are the spots you want to consider for a fresh coat of antimicrobial wall paint. 

Whether you’re looking for a regular coat of wall paint or looking to ramp things up with a healthy coat of antimicrobial wall paint, Aapka painter is ready and waiting to get started on your home painting project. Give us a call today to find out more about the range of solutions we have waiting for you.