Paints go SMART this year
Top brands are fungus-resistant, sans odour, prevent flame spread and washable
Planning to give a fresh coat of paint to your house this Diwali? Try a range of healthy paints that are odourless and contain low VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These paints come with new-generation green additives and help maintain good indoor air quality.
Kansai Nerolac has launched Nerolac Impressions Eco Clean. This is a low VOC paint devoid of the pungent odour that paints are otherwise associated with. These paints are washable and stain resistant and help in reducing eye and respiratory irritation and can be used for interiors. Prices for this brand are around R444 per litre
Jotun’s Fenomastic Gold is a premium luxury emulsion in the decorative segment, specially designed for application on internal surfaces. This product is 100% acrylic based emulsion paint with an advanced hairline crack tolerance formula, that helps create a high-class finish. It contains special anti-fungus additives in wet film that help resist fungal and bacterial growth on interior walls. The product is also flame spread certified. It is lab tested as having a stretch bridging capability of 1 mm. It is also easy to maintain since smudges and stains can be easily cleaned. The product is available in brilliant white and in over 16,000 colours. Prices? R15 per sq ft.
Berger Paints has launched a product called silk which is comprises a fine-particle acrylic emulsion and compatible exterior pigments, with paint dispersion, flow and other characteristics balanced with several stateof-the-art additives, and fortified with a special broad spectrum non-toxic and environment-safe fungicide and biocide. This product has high scrub-resistance, and can be regularly washed with water or a nondetergent soap. Everything comes packed in containers priced at R450 to R500 per litre