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nderstanding the latest in coatings technology and

occupants view the bathroom as a relaxing retreat or functional space for everyone in the family, keep it sparkling by selecting durable prod- ucts that withstand the test of time. Consider selecting a coating that provides high levels of resistance to moisture and water-spotting. Also, a paint formulated with antimicrobial agents inhibits the growth of mold and mildew on the paint surface and inhibits the growth of bacterial odors. Applying the right product in the bathroom can also mean a faster return to service and fewer repaints.

THE BEDROOM Homeowners and occupants will sleep easy with the right product specifications that can create a desired refuge. Air quality is a factor that continues to grow in importance to people. Appeal to this preference by selecting coatings that have achieved GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for low chemical emissions into indoor air during prod- uct usage. (For more information, visit Using a coating with zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or one that meets the most stringent VOC requirements is a great choice. Another great innovation is Formal- dehyde Reducing Technology, which helps promote better indoor air quality by reducing airborne concentrations of formaldehyde and other aldehydes. This technology helps reduce the levels of VOCs from potential sources like insulation, carpet, cabinets, fabrics, and other building materials. For children’s bedrooms, consider coatings that are highly washable with stain-blocking properties, as well as resistance to marks and burnishing. Paint technologies have come a long way. Selecting the right prod- ucts for a space can have a signifi- cant impact on satisfaction, property durability, and long-term savings in cost and labor for property owners. •

choosing the right products for the job can reduce the need for fre- quent repaints and ensure a prop- erty’s aesthetic appeal for years to come. Here are some important factors to keep in mind when se- lecting coatings: THE KITCHEN Kitchens are often centrally locat- ed and have become the go-to hub for social gatherings. This means higher levels of traffic and increased wear on materials. Selecting a higher-gloss fin- ish or a technologically advanced washable flat allows for frequent cleaning while maintaining

THE LIVING ROOM The living room remains a cen- tral and favorite location in the home. Today, occu-

a uniform appearance. For the walls, look for coatings that resist food splatters, wash easily, and resist high moisture lev- els. Additionally, consider a coating that features Odor Eliminating Tech- nology, which helps

pants are looking for a unique, livable space that feels custom- ized, which you can offer while still maintaining cost efficiencies. Consider adding a custom accent

wall or painting a col- or on the ceiling to in- crease property value and attract potential homeowners

reduce lingering odors from cooking, smoke, and pets. This technology can reduce common indoor odors so rooms stay fresher longer.

without adding significant costs. As for coating attributes, look for durable paints with very good wash- ability and hide. And for fast-turn, easy maintenance, and to eliminate spot-priming, use a stain-blocking paint and primer in one.

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THE BATHROOM Water and mildew resistance are key for a bathroom. Whether

10 | think realty magazine :: may / june 2019

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