When one hears the word paint, the terms “color”, “art”, and “beauty” immediately pops into most people’s mind. But a new breed of paint is going beyond its realm by venturing into the realm of health care. Betsy Teutsch recently reported about Chemist Pilar Mateo’s invention on The Atlantic:
“A local hospital facing a cockroach infestation inspired Mateo to come up with an idea for infusing paint with insecticide. It would be slow-releasing; toxic to the insects, but not to humans. Her microencapsulation experiment eventually succeeded, with vast potential for reducing human illness by treating structures. Painting disease prevention on a wall is, after all, likely easier than later diagnosing and treating patients.
… The approach is proving effective in decreasing insect-borne diseases like dengue fever and malaria. Additionally, it is reducing populations of many unpopular insects: ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, scorpions, spiders, ticks, and more.”
Dr. Mateo’s discovery is certainly a game changer in paint industry, but this is not the first time that an innovative kind of paint has made headlines. A company last year released a waterproof paint that repelled all the water that hit it. There’s also that paint variety that degrades dirt thereby cleaning itself. The world, certainly, will not run out new discoveries and innovative ideas that can turn the simplest coloring agent into an unlikely vessel for improving the quality of life.
Many professional Knoxville, TN painters, such as Regal Painting, can help homeowners and commercial establishment managers source and apply an innovative kind of paint that suits their exacting needs. As professionals, they have built strong connections with a network of reliable paint companies and suppliers that carry all kinds of painting materials and supplies. More than that, professional painters can be relied on to have the right knowledge to properly apply these special paints.
People can also call on qualified painters in Knoxville, TN for more traditional painting jobs that result in an enhanced look for homes that increases real estate value, remodels spaces inexpensively, and protects both interior and exterior surfaces. Those that want to reap the benefits of having their personal domiciles painted should consider having painters to do the job for them, whether they want to use innovative paints or just the normal ones.
(Source: The House Paint That Can Prevent Diseases, Betsy Teutsch, May 20, 2014)