The diamond standard for an antimicrobial paint
Architectural coatings – in the shape of indoor and outdoor paints for DIY enthusiasts and professional painters – represent Teknos’ third major product segment. Teknos has a long history here, and most of its architectural coating products today are waterborne or completely solvent-free.
One of Teknos’ latest innovations in this area is Timantti Clean, an antimicrobial interior paint for walls and ceilings that offers a winning combination of excellent wear resistance and a high level of hygiene.
A semi-matte waterborne acrylate dispersion paint, Timantti Clean is ideal for enhancing the functionality of spaces such as hospitals, health centres, nursing homes, kindergartens, schools, and food industry premises – thanks to its antimicrobial properties and excellent wet scrub resistance (Class 1 / EN 13300).
Timantti Clean’s key antimicrobial active ingredient – silver – is highly effective at preventing harmful bacteria cells from dividing and multiplying. As the entire coating, rather than just the surface, is active, surfaces painted with Timantti Clean will retain their antimicrobial efficiency in the face of repeated mechanical abrasion and normal wear and tear throughout the life cycle of the paint film. The silver contained in Timantti Clean will not strengthen the immunity of microbes either, unlike antibiotics, and is safe for people and animals.
Timantti Clean is effective against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, as well as drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSE, and yeast and mould fungi. Tests carried out at the University of Helsinki’s Department of Public Health using the JIS Z 2801 and ISO 22196 standards have shown that levels of MRSA bacteria decrease by more than 99.9% over a 24-hour period on surfaces painted with Timantti Clean.
Like the great majority of Teknos’ paints, Timantti Clean can be tinted in line with the company’s extensive range of interior paint shades, ensuring that no compromises need to be made in terms of aesthetics to gain Timantti Clean’s class-leading protection.