Home is where the heart is. Turning it into a safe haven for our family and loved ones while staying indoors is a dream for all.
In March 2020, the world took a turn for the worse when we had to stay home in solidarity to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since then, hand sanitisers and masks have become part of our daily lives. Thanks to scientific and technological advancement, Covid-19 vaccines have been deeloped to further strengthen our immune system against the virus.
As a result of the aggressive rollout of the vaccination campaign by the government, Malaysia's vaccination rate has already surpassed 90% nationwide. As such, we have resumed our daily lives in the new normal.
We can now reopen our homes to friends and family for various occasions such as this upcoming Chinese New Year. But while we continue to protect our loved ones by using masks and hand sanitisers, we can also step up our game by protecting them at home with anti-viral and anti-bacterial paint.
How can paint protect us from Covid-19? All kinds of bacteria are present on walls. Some are trapped on the surface of walls and we often touch and lean against the wall without realising it.
Research has found that bacteria due to microbial growth, especially mesophilic fungi, commonly grow on walls when the home is not properly ventilated and moisture is trapped in the walls. These microbes and bacteria can cause allergen as well as respiratory issues such as breathing difficulties.
Thanks to technological advancement and continuous R&D, Nippon Paint has produced the essential Nippon Paint Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Range, formulated with Silver Ion Technology (SIT), which has been scientifically proven to destroy 99.9% of harmful viruses and bacteria on painted surface.
To ensure that our walls are protected and safe to touch, Nippon Paint Malaysia has introduced three types of anti-viral and anti-bacterial coatings:
• Nippon Paint VirusGuard - specially formulated with anti-viral and anti-bacterial performance. It has been scientifically proven to be effective against viruses, including Covid-19 and HCoV, which can cause respiratory infections.
• Spot-Less Plus - a hydrophilic stain-repellent paint that is high in both water- and stain-resistance. This product also fights off viruses such as Covid-19 and bacteria, in turn curbing diseases and creating a safer, healthier and more hygienic indoor environment. It features excellent coverage and long-lasting colour properties, so your space is always conducive to good health.
• Vinilex Fresh Plus - has low VOC and protects us against harmful viruses such as Covid-19 and bacteria with excellent washability. It has powerful coverage and a smooth matt finish, complete with a rapid 30-minute drying time. It is formulated with SIT, which effectively protects you from viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, bacteria such as E. coli, MRSA, Staphylococcus, mould and fungus while remaining eco-friendly. In addition, Vinilex Fresh Plus has low VOC and odour, coupled with great washability, perfect for any space.
Coating our walls with paint that protects us from viruses and bacteria is crucial, as we will spend more time indoors in the new normal. Lab test reports from Antimikrop R&D and Biocidal Analysis have proven that the formulas are 99.9% effective against Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2), thus protecting indoor walls and keeping everyone safe from the viruses and bacteria.
While we protect our loved ones by cleaning and sanitising our home, we should not ignore the walls as they are the biggest surface in any indoor space.
With festive seasons, gatherings and more reunions this year, what better way for us to stay safe while indoors than by ensuring that painted surfaces are protected against harmful viruses and bacteria.
It is also the best time for a new and refreshing look for one's home or for indoor spaces in public and commercial buildings with high traffic. Nippon Paint offers a wide range of inspirational and beautiful paint colours with various product offerings and functionalities.
Not only does it help revitalise our energy and create a new atmosphere, a fresh coat of paint also gives your guests a warm, welcoming atmosphere when they visit during the coming festive season.
For more information on Nippon Paint's anti-viral and anti-bacterial range, please visit https://www.nipponpaint.com.my or reach out to the Nippon Paint Customer Experience and Advisory care line at (1 800) 88 2663.