Enhance quality life of construction project with multipurpose paints
Specially designed paints can become an integral part in protecting the interior and exterior of residential projects, commercial and institutional buildings as well as monumental architectural structures, shares Percy Jijina
Percy Jijina, Sales Director, Decorative, Jotun India Pvt. Ltd.
Paints have always been known to enhance the beauty of a house with shades of colours applied over the walls. However, over the years, the importance of paints has also been recognised for the entire construction and development activity of a project. Increasing awareness about the latest trends prevalent in these sectors has led to an increased demand for paints both in industrial and decorative segment. These paints can give concrete protection to the interior and exterior of residential projects, commercial and institutional buildings as well as monumental architectural structures.
India has a very harsh, corrosive climate due to humid summer and heavy monsoons and presence of CO2 in the atmosphere. Thus the steel used in construction and industrial plants require protection from corrosion, weathering mechanical and chemical aggression. Also, anti-carbonation coatings are mandatory for exterior concrete protection. These coatings provide protection from moisture-related problems, CO2 and chlorine present in saline water.Paints available today provide a holistic approach to high-quality, cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions. These paints usually have low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and ensure less impact toward people’s health and the environment. They have an integrated approach that offers a comprehensive range of customised coatings sourced from a wide spectrum of resources. These products have high-quality, cost-effective decorative and protective coatings, which can withstand extreme levels of ultraviolet light, various levels of humidity and corrosion and other environmental pollutants to preserve their strength and appearance over the span of their service life cycle.
The visual structure of a ready-made building might suppress the various components involved in its making. Specially designed paints, available in the form of decorative, protective coatings, powder coatings and intumescent coatings can become an integral part in protecting these components. These can be used for the following:• Steel: Steel used in construction and industrial plants require protection from corrosion, weathering, mechanical and chemical aggression. Paints offer a complete high range of protective coating solutions that help meet these demands. Besides, intumescent fire proofing coatings provide protection to structural steel against fire for up to 2 hours, combined with attractive finish options.• Pipeline: Powder coatings offer excellent maintenance-free protection to fire sprinkler pipe works within a building.• Concrete: Concrete in most forms requires protection from nature’s elements, chemicals, impact and abrasion. There are concrete protective coatings that help prevent above-the-ground construction activity as well as below-the-ground under water activity.• Aluminium: All forms of aluminium used in a construction-aluminium extrusions, aluminium castings, aluminium sheets, etc. can be protected with a range of polyester and fluoropolymer powder coatings that suit multiple applications.• Reinforcement steel bars: Specifically designed powder coatings are to increase the longevity of concrete reinforcement steel bars.• Floor: floor coatings provide lasting protection to concrete floors in commercial and industrial environments. From aircraft hangers to car parks, workshops to hospitals, these coatings can protect and enhance the appearance of any concrete floor.• Interior and exterior: Innovative decorative interior and exterior paints not only beautify but also protect buildings in any climate. Paints are available with cutting-edge colour trends, giving special effects to a structure.