Washable paint. Create a stain-resistant wall

18 of January '24
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  1. Stain-resistant paint is a product designed to protect surfaces from stains and dirt.
  2. Some washable paints are also weatherproof.
  3. Stain-resistant paint will work especially well in kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms.
  4. Use water with a mild detergent to clean washable paint.
  5. For more interesting information, visit the home page of the PdD portal

From cooking to children's games, everyday life can leave lasting marks on the walls of our apartment. In response to these challenges, paint manufacturers are focusing on creating innovative solutions. One of them is precisely stain-resistant paint.

Farba zmywalna jest odporna na plamy i ścieranie

Washable paint is resistant to stains and abrasion

Photo: chandlervid85 © Freepik

PdD Guide

What is stain-resistant paint?

Stain-resistant paint is a type of paint that is specifically designed to protect surfaces from stains and dirt. It is resistant to substances that can cause hard-to-remove stains, such as grease, oil, coffee, or other organic substances.

They feature an easy-to-clean surface, making it easy to remove stains without damaging the paint. Depending on the manufacturer and type of stain-resistant paint, its chemical composition may vary, but it usually contains special additives that provide stain resistance and make cleaning easier.

Where to buy stain-resistant paint?

Products from reputable manufacturers are often easier to use and have better application properties. One such company is Kabe. It is also worth noting the offer of Pigment. The full list of manufacturers we recommend can be found in the search engine of the Home Products portal under the keyword "paint".

Ścianę pokrytą farbą plamoodporną wystarczy wyczyścić wodą z delikatnym detergentem

A wall covered with stain-resistant paint only needs to be cleaned with water and mild detergent

© Freepik

Properties of stain-resistant paint

Stain-resistantpaint has several important properties that allow it to effectively protect the surface from stains and make cleaning easier.

Resistance to stain-forming substances

Stain-resistant paints are resistant to a variety of substances , such as grease, oil, coffee, red wine or other liquids that can cause hard-to-remove stains.

Ease of cleaning

Surfaces painted with stain-resistant paint are easy to clean. Stains and dirt can usually be removed with mild detergent or clean water, and the paint coating is not damaged.

Durability

Stain-resistant paints are usually durable and resistant to abrasion. As a result, they maintain their quality and appearance for a long time, even in high-traffic areas.

Resistance to weather conditions

Some stain-resistant paints can also be weatherproof, making them suitable for outdoor use.

It's worth noting that different brands and types of paint may have slightly different properties, so it's always a good idea to read the manufacturer's instructions and product specifications before buying and using a particular stain-resistant paint.

Classes of resistance to washing

Manufacturers of stain-resistant paints, conduct detailed quality tests under laboratory conditions. Their purpose is to assign the product to the appropriate class of resistance to washing. They are described in the PN-EN 13300:2002 standard. The surface covered with the tested paint is subjected to 40 or 200 scrubbing cycles. The lab technician then measures the surface loss.

The results are classified as follows:

Class I - minimal loss;
Class II - slight loss ≧5 i;
Class III - noticeable loss of ≧20 i;
Classes IV and V - significant loss already after 40 abrasion cycles, this means that the paint is not wash resistant

Paints must also comply with the PN-C-81914:2002 standard. Here they are divided into three categories. The first are those resistant to wet scrubbing, the second are wash-resistant paints, and the third are dry abrasion-resistant products.

How to clean washable paint?

Try to remove stains and dirt as soon as possible after they occur. The longer they stay, the more difficult it will be to remove them. To clean stain-resistant paint, use gentle products that do not contain strong chemicals. Water with a mild detergent is enough to remove most stains. Use soft cloths, sponges or mops to avoid scratching the paint surface. Avoid hard brushes, however. Avoid using caustic substances such as ammonia or agents containing strong acids, as they can damage the paint film. Before using a detergent or other cleaning product, test it on an invisible part to make sure it won't change the color or damage the paint. It's always a good idea to read the manufacturer's instructions for stain-resistant paint, as they may include specific cleaning and maintenance recommendations.

Farba plamoodporna świetnie sprawdzi się w pokoju dziecięcym

Stain-resistant paint will work great in a children's room

© Beckers

Where to use stain-resistant paint?

Kitchen

Walls near the stove and countertop are particularly vulnerable to stains from grease, sauces, coffee, etc. Stain-resistant paint will definitely make them easier to clean.

Bathroom

Walls in the bathroom are prone to stains from soap and shampoo, as well as moisture. So stain-resistant paints will work well on bathroom walls.

Hallway and corridor

These are high-traffic areas where stains can form due to contact with clothes, shoes and other objects.

Children's rooms

Stain-resistant paints are ideal for children's rooms. This is where stains often appear from colored pencils, paint or food. So it's worth choosing to paint the walls in these rooms with washable paint.

Exterior facades of buildings

Some stain-resistant paints are suitable for painting exterior facades. They protect their surface from dirt and weather conditions.

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We encourage you to use the database of reputable and reliable manufacturers of paints and plasters built by us in the portal Home Products, as well as articles published by us on paints and plasters.

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