Lessen the Maintenance Load with Clean Extreme
18 February 2021
High traffic indoor environments have always presented a unique challenge in terms of their maintenance cycles; the COVID-19 outbreak has only served to further heighten these considerations. There is evidence that the virus can linger on surfaces, which may contribute to the increased risk factor of having groups of people indoors. This means that procurement teams and facilities managers must consider how to incorporate a rigorous cleaning regime alongside the durability of materials when selecting paints and coatings, and this is where the Clean Extreme range comes into its own.
Taking the long view
rnUsing a durable, premium paint like Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt solves a common problem of regular and rigorous cleaning: namely, that it can wear away the paint finish and leave décor quickly looking tired. Clean Extreme has been formulated so that it can be repeatedly scrubbed over longer periods without any detriment to the appearance – this is achieved by minimising the amount of paint film that is removed each time.rnrnBased upon the ISO 11998 testing method, which is the industry standard for determining the wet scrub resistance of dry paint film, Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt achieved a Class 1 rating and has a durability level of 10,000 scrubs. This translates to a 400 per cent increase in resistance to wet scrubbing when compared to conventional matt emulsions, meaning that the paint will stand up well to the repeated cleaning cycles that will be required to allow public sector buildings to reopen.rnrnThis gives specifiers the flexibility to choose a paint that will allow for extra cleaning, but that doesn’t require frequent repainting to counter the wearing effects that other less durable paints might suffer.
Additional benefits of the range
As well as scrubbability, the Clean Extreme range also offers products with specific solutions to common problems fighting stains, mould and bacteria. All with the added benefit of being able to withstand regular and intensive cleaning.rnrnFor high traffic areas that might be prone to wear and tear, Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt or Acrylic Eggshell resists tough yet common stains including pens, pencils, markers, coffee and foodstuffs, which can all be easily washed off the surface with soapy water.rnrnFor rooms prone to condensation, mould can be an issue: Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting Scrubbable Matt and Acrylic Eggshell paints not only offer a stain resistant finish, the product has a built-in fungicide that prevents mould growth on the paint film.rnrnAnd finally, where areas need to be kept hygienically clean, such as in healthcare facilities and schools, Clean Extreme Anti-Bacterial Scrubbable Matt features independently tested SteriTouch® silver ion technology which inhibits the growth of any bacteria that comes into contact with the paint surface including MRSA and E.Coli, and prevents bacteria from multiplying.rnrnSpecifying the right paint for the job ultimately saves time and money by reducing future maintenance cycles while offering the added reassurance that all common areas can be thoroughly cleaned without detriment to the paint finish.