Securing your home inside out

A FRESH coat of paint is an easy and affordable hack to give our home a facelift.

While picking the right colour could change the look and feel of the home, we need to ensure our interior walls are not crawling with invisible microbes, such as bacteria, and the exterior protected against the constant bombardment of UV rays, rain and dust.

To this end, keeping the home a safe haven includes picking a paint with added protective benefits.

To wane concerns, coatings-making company AkzoNobel has introduced a premium selection of interior and exterior paints that could help keep both the inside and outside of our home safe and clean.

Through its decorative paint brand Dulux, its new upgrade made specially for interior walls is the Dulux EasyClean, while exterior walls could use a coat from Dulux Weathershield.

Safe and clean interior for your safe haven

It is almost inevitable that the walls of our homes would be scuffed and stained by our daily activities.

While these stains are more of an eyesore, they could also play host to bacteria not visible to the naked eye.

Homes with children, especially young ones who are taking in their surroundings by “taste-testing'' random household items and at times the walls, could fall ill by their natural curiosity.

As such, a decorative paint like the Dulux EasyClean forms a protective film when applied to the walls in our home.

This layer not only makes cleaning up simple and easy to wipe off common household stains, it also helps to inhibit bacteria growth for a healthier interior environment.

Keeping the outside secure

The exterior sets the tone of the home.

It is constantly exposed to high levels of humidity, which may promote the growth of algae and fungus and UV rays that could zap the vibrancy of the colour pigments causing the colour to fade.

There are also concerns that pollutants would cause damage to the paint surface, turning a beautiful wall into something unsightly.

Therefore, walls coated with Dulux Weathershield can withstand the elements with the paint’s advanced Dualshield Technology.

Dulux’s Weathershield Dualshield Technology that could protect our home’s exterior up to two times longer (compared to regular exterior paints) uses a combination of Smart Release Technology, which constantly releases micro-particles to combat algae and fungus growth; Damp Resist Technology, which uses tough polymers to resist alkali attacks; Stay Clean Technology, which forms a protective layer against dust and dirt; and ColourLock Technology, which protects against colour fading.

Together, Dulux EasyClean and Dulux Weathershield could secure the inside and outside of our home, making it the sanctuary it ought to be.

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