A functional and decorative finish with wall coating
Wall coating is the solution when you wish to give your walls extra durability. Wall coating does not only give your walls a decorative finish, but can make an outside- or inner wall, for example waterproof and resistant to dirt. Not mentioning the possible hygienic properties that are possible as well. In this article we will discuss the different types of wall coating, professional applications and prices.
General properties which a high-quality wall coating has are;
- Resistant to liquids: this prevents that fungus, algae and moisture spots can adhere to the surface
- Dirt-resistant: oil, grease, food residues and other dirt can easily be removed from the surface
- Scratch and wear-resistant: ideal for intensively used areas
- Visually appealing: the coating comes in a lot of different finishing options (glossy, matt, transparent etc)
- Protection against weather influences: resistant to UV radiation and acid rain
- Resistant to chemicals: due to this property the coating is useful for factory walls and production areas
- Resistant to aggressive cleaning products: these products do not effect the coating. Therefore, popular for hospitals, nursing homes and other areas where hygiene is of great importance
Because of all of these properties, this coating is one of the most versatile coatings on the market. In this article we discuss different variants, professional applications and prices. Due inform you about which coating is suitable for your project.
The most important differences between wall coating and paint
To avoid any question marks; wall coating is usually epoxy or polyurethane coating, instead of a normal decorative paint. Wall coating consists of two components. One component is the paint and the second component is the hardener. A regular wall coating is often a one component system. Lower is price, but mainly applied for decorative purposes. We have listed the most important differences in this table:
|Wall Coating||Wall paint|
|Functional and decorative; durable & chemical resistant||Only decorative; not suitable for heave loads or wet or moist areas|
|2 components||1 component|
|After mixing the components the coating needs to be applied immediately||After opening, the paint has a long shelf life|
|Suitable for both industrial and consumer environments||Suitable for interior and exterior consumer environments|
|Water and dirt resistant||Not resistant to water and dirt|
|Protects the surface against weather influences||Can be damaged and change color by weather influences|
|More expensive but more durable||Cheaper and less durable|
The top 4 applications of professional wall coating in India
Because there are many types of wall coating. We listed the top 5, based on room and environment.
1. Catering and & HACCP environments
For example: restaurants, production halls, company kitchens and canteens
Features: In environments where food is used and produced, hygiene plays an important role. HACCP coating meets the highest requirements in this area. In collaboration with a professional application company, the HACCP regulations for your company are examined and the coating is adjusted accordingly. Because of aggressive cleaning agents, hot frying oil and possible spillage of chemicals, a chemically resistant epoxy-based coating is often the selected choice.
Type of wall coating: Epoxy wall coating (two components)
2. Sanitary environments
For example: public toilets, showers at gyms, saunas and swimming-pools, bathrooms of hospitals
Features: In sanitary rooms, it is very important that the walls are resistant to moisture, mold and changing temperatures. Often the same wall coating is also applied to the floor to achieve a seamless result. This is to prevent moisture from entering the seams and corners. Because of the changing temperatures the wall may expand or shrink with very small movements. In this case, Polyurethane coating is a suitable and durable coating.
Type of wall coating: Polyurethane coating (two components)
3. Public environments and exterior walls
For example: All the walls and mineral substrates that are exposed to weather influences and vandalism. Such as, walls, monuments and bridges.
Features: There are special wall coatings with self-cleaning and protective properties. These are developed with nanotechnology and are extremely suitable for protecting walls of public spaces, alleyways and government/company buildings against graffiti, marking and urinating. The nanoparticles also ensure optimum water resistance. Damage caused by acid rain will not happen when this coating is applied on the substrate.
Type of wall coating: Epoxy wall coating based on nanotechnology (two components)
4. Healthcare environments
For example: hospitals, surgery rooms, cleaning rooms, laboratories
Features: In certain areas a hygienic wall coating is of great importance. Often special additives are added to the wall coating to provide extra hygiene. Silver ions, for example, provide an antibacterial effect and is essential in hospitals and nursing homes. Extra care is also taken to seamlessly apply the coating so that no bacteria, fungi or liquids can adhere and form in corners, seams and cracks.
Type of wall coating: Epoxy wall coating with Silver ions
3 Steps towards the high-quality wall coating for your project
Step 1: Determine the desired properties & task of the coating
A wall coating can have different functions plus special features. For example, not only protect, but also antibacterial, HACCP standardized or graffiti-resistant. It is therefore important to determine in advance what you want to achieve with the wall coating.
Step 2: Get informed by a specialist
Always look for a specialist with experience in your sector. By doing so, the applied coating will meet safety requirements, durability and certain standards / regulations. We have an extensive network with experienced specialists from various industries and are happy to put you in touch without any obligation.
Step 3: Request a quote
Finally, you should keep in mind that the best results are achieved by applying the coating by a recognized specialist. This is because coating requires more difficult processing, longer drying time and multiple layers than decorative paint. Especially in moist rooms, places where chemicals are used or walls that are exposed to weather influences. Below is an overview of companies that offer professional wall coatings. Of course we are happy to help you select the specialist that best suits your project.
|Wall coating specialist||Address||Specialized in|
|Apurva India Pvt. Ltd.||New Udyog Mandir No. 2, Office No. 2, 2nd Floor, 7-C, Pitambar Lane, Mahim (west), Mumbai – 400016, India||Waterproof, elastomeric, weatherproof|
|Blue Sky Systems||A-53/2, Amritpuri-A, Near ‘A’ Block Market, East Kailash, New Delhi – 110065 India||Polyurethane epoxy|
|Chembond India||Chembond Centre EL-71, MIDC Mahape, Navi Mumbai – 400 710, Maharashtra||Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial|
|Floorkotes Pvt. Ltd.||G-4 Floorkotes Plaza, 348/B, 1st main, 8th Block, Koramangala, Bangaluru – 560095, Karnataka. India||Hygienic anti microbial, polyurethane, water & oil resistant|
|Industrial Corrosion Controllers||NO – 73 / 01, Eastend-C Main Road, 9th Block Jayanagar, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru – 560069, Karnataka, India||Epoxy|
|Saara Polycoats Pvt. Ltd.||Shed No. 3, S. R. No. 78/1, Panhari Industrial Estate Near Hindustan Bakery, Shivane Pune – 411023, Maharashtra, India||Polyurethane epoxy, Anti graffiti|
Prices for professional wall coatings in India
There are various paint brands for application companies that offer high quality. Such as, Berger Paints India, Perma Wall Guard and Dubond. Prices for protective coating vary a lot due to the selection of different properties a coating can have. Most of the time, 10 litre of protective wall coating costs somewhere in between Rs 15000 and Rs 20000. If you want to order large volumes, you can request the price without any obligation.