With one in three Australians suffering from allergies, the quality of the indoor air we breathe is an important consideration for interior designers, architects and building specifiers. Whether it be a residential space or something much larger in scale such as a hospital or educational facility, surfaces and finishes can play an important role in minimizing the allergens that can pollute the air we breathe.
When it comes to paint selection, it’s important to understand the VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) levels for each product. VOCs are included in paint formulations as they play a role in how paint performs, particularly with brushability and drying time. However they can also be damaging to the quality of the indoor air and affect many people in an adverse way.
In order to achieve the best indoor air quality, one thing to look for in a paint is a product that is low in VOC and odour. Another consideration to take into account for air quality is whether your interior paint does anything to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, mould, mildew and fungus.
Taubmans Pure Performance™ is one such paint that goes the extra mile in terms of achieving a cleaner, fresher and safer interior environment. It is a 100% acrylic high performance water based paint that has been formulated for interior surfaces. The unique formula is low in VOC and odour and has also been exclusively engineered with Microban antibacterial protection. Taubmans has also been approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program, the only Australian paint brand to achieve such status.
The Microban® technology is built-in during the manufacturing process of the paint, and provides continuous antibacterial protection against the growth of mould and mildew. The formulation also inhibits the growth of potentially harmful bacteria for the life of the paint. In situations where a hygienic environment is fundamental, such as health care facilities and hospitals, occasionally surfaces that are not in direct contact with patients can be neglected, even though they may be potential sources of cross contamination. The Microban® technology in Taubmans Pure Performance™ paint works continuously to provide an added level of protection in the fight against microbes and bacteria.
Aside from the technological aspects of the paint that make it ideal for green star projects, Taubmans Pure Performance™ rates especially well in terms of the attributes that determine a high quality paint. When it comes to opacity, application, serviceability and gloss levels, each of these aspects has an impact on the other and it can be challenging to achieve a balanced paint formulation that delivers outstanding results across all of these properties. Pure Performance has achieved a great balance across each these attributes, showcasing the true quality of the paint and Taubmans commitment to producing innovative products. With excellent opacity levels combined with superior application properties, Pure Performance™ provides a professional finish every time. Sitting well above average when it comes to serviceability, the scrub resistance and washability levels ensure that the paint retains its professional finish after cleaning, while the stain resistance properties make it a well balanced paint formulation perfectly suited to a range of interior environments including housing, healthcare, education and hospitality.
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