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STANDARD PAINT REQUIREMENTS

Estimated paint volume by room
3-ROOM FLAT
2
1
Per Bedroom
5L
Living & Open areas
10L
Ceilings
15L
TOTAL:
~35L
4-ROOM FLAT
3
1
Per Bedroom
5L
Living & Open areas
15L
Ceilings
15L
TOTAL:
~45L
5-ROOM FLAT
4
1
Per Bedroom
5L
Living & Open areas
15L
Ceilings
20L
TOTAL:
~55L
5-ROOM EXECUTIVE
4
1
Per Bedroom
5L
Living & Open areas
20L
Ceilings
20L
TOTAL:
~60 litres

Tested and Proven

 

Whether its an exam, an interview, or a tricky riddle; getting something right is a great feeling. gush walks the talk, so we put our paint through rigorous testing and high-standard analysis. All so you can rest, assured.  

 

Our paints have undergone the following tests:

VOC Removal

Formaldehyde Removal Efficacy Test – In Darkness (Adopted JEM 1467)

Tested by TÜV SÜD

 

A panel painted with gush paint was placed in a chamber with a formaldehyde source. As the paint breaks down VOCs, formaldehyde levels were measured to find out the rate to which it breaks down over time.

 

Test Procedure

2 sample panels (450mm x 450mm x 6mm)were used. One sample was coated with gush paint on both sides, and the other sample was left uncoated. 

 

Each sample was placed in a chamber containing a fixed concentration of formaldehyde solution as follows: 

Chamber size: 1m³ 

Dosing level for formaldehyde: 200 ± 2.5µl of 3.7% formaldehyde solution 

Temperature: Ambient 

Lighting: Not used 

 

The concentration of formaldehyde within each chamber was measured at certain intervals.

 

Test Results

purification@3x (1)
The paint has been found to break down 99% of Formaldehyde in 21 hours.

Mould and Fungal Growth Resistance

Mildew Resistance Test: SS150:2015 (Annex C)

Tested by SETSCO

 

Mould was introduced onto a test sample plate painted with gush paint, and the mould specimen was observed over time for any growth.

 

Test Procedure

Test organism used: Aspergillus niger ATC6275

Incubation period: 7 days

3 sample plates were coated with gush paint. The samples and controls were inoculated with the same quantity of test organism into blank culture medium plates, and observed after 7 days.

 

Test Results

The sample coated with gush paint is deemed to have passed the mildew resistance test.

Anti-Moulding
A total absence of fungus growth was observed on the gush painted specimen.

Anti-Bacterial

Anti-Microbial Activity and Efficacy (JIS Z 2801:2000 Test)

Tested by AMTC

 

This test specifically evaluated gush’s anti-microbial activity and efficacy against Escherichia coli (E.Coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (S.Aureus).

 

Test Procedure

2 sample surfaces (#1 and #2) were coated with gush paint, with 1 more sample left uncoated as the test control. Each sample was left in their own controlled environment with the same number of bacteria, for E.Coli and S.Aureus respectively.

 

Duration: 24 hours

 

Following this, the number of viable bacteria cells within each environment were tabulated.

 

Test Results

By comparing the bacteria populations found in the painted samples against the control sample, the percentage of reduction in bacteria was derived as follows.

Anti-Bacterial
99% of bacteria is eliminated through contact with our paint.

VOC Free and Non-Toxic

Presence of Heavy Metals, Chemicals and VOCs

Tested by TÜV SÜD

 

Using safer materials in our formulation, our paint is VOC-Free and non-toxic. The tests determine if gush paint fulfils the product safety requirements as established by SGBC. 

 

Test Procedure

In compliance with the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) for the Product Group: Paints and Coatings, a sample of gush paint (cair and cair fresh respectively) was tested in its ‘as-received’ condition for the presence of certain chemicals and VOCs. 

 

Test Results

 

non-toxic
cair and cair fresh interior paints are non-toxic and VOC-free.

Humidity Regulation

Moisture Absorption & Release Capacities

Tested by AMTC

 

The test measures the humidity regulation capabilities of the paint.

 

Test Procedure

2 test sample surfaces were used: #1 (2 coats of gush paint) and #2 (3 coats of gush paint) 

The samples were dried and weighed prior to the test.  

 

The test was conducted in 2 stages: 

 

  1. Samples were placed in the Humidity and Temperature Chamber to test their moisture absorption capacity. 

Duration: 48 hours 

Temperature: 25 °C 

Humidity: 95%RH 

 

Following this, the samples were weighed again at normal room conditions, and the moisture absorption capacity tabulated, before proceeding to the second stage. 

 

2. Samples were placed in another Chamber to test their moisture release capacity. 

 

Duration: 48 hours 

Temperature: 25 °C 

Humidity: 35%RH 

 

Following this, the samples were weighed at normal room conditions, and the moisture release capacity was tabulated. 

 

Test Results

Based on the tests, the moisture regulation capacities of the samples were as follows: 

 

Moisture@3x

Durability

Durability to Weathering

Tested under ASTM D 4587 standards

 

Our paints are put through accelerated weathering tests to determine the physical durability and the lifespan of their air-purifying benefits.

 

Test Procedure

3 coats of gush paint were applied to test surface (cement)After being left to dry completely, the painted surface was subject to accelerated weathering with the Xenotest 150 weathering apparatus.  

 

Duration: 500 hours of accelerated weathering 

Temperature: 25 ± 2 °C 

Humidity: 55 ± 5 % 

 

The painted surface was then tested for changes in appearance, including blistering, cracking, appreciable chalking, and colour fading. The painted surface was also tested for any changes in thermal insulation ability and air purification efficacy. 

 

Test Results 

Blistering: No change 

Cracking: No change 

Appreciable Chalking: No change 

Colour Fading: No change 

Thermal Conductivity: Before – Average: 0.19; After – Average: 0.19 

Air Purification Efficacy: Before – Average: 75%; After – Average: 74.6% 

 

gush paint Durability: 70,000 h 

(based on linear, lowest-common denominator) 

 

gush paint is found to be effective in its air-purification properties for at least 5-8 years.

Thermal Conductivity

Thermal Conductivity Test (ASTM D7984)

Tested by AMTC

 

The test examines the thermal conductivity of the paint.

 

Test Procedure

2 types of samples were used. Type 1 samples were coated with standard emulsion paint, while Type 2 Samples were coated with gush paint. 

Using a TCi Thermal Conductivity Analyzer, the thermal effusivity and conductivity (k) were measured for each sample type, and an average reading was derived from 8 tests per type. 

 

Test Temperature: 25 ºC 

 

Test Results

thermal conductivity
The test results show that gush paint has a lower thermal conductivity compared to normal emulsion paints.  

Other Notable Awards:

 

  • Singapore Green Building Product Certificate: Leader Rating 
  • GreenLabel Singapore: Environmentally Preferred Paint 
  • ParentsWorld Magazine: Best Interior Paint For The Family (2018 and 2019)

 

We’re thankful to have attained these certifications and awards; for affirming we’re on the right track, but the beauty of better is it can always be better.

We’ll continue to strengthen the belief that gush makes your indoor environments safer spaces that you’ll love. 

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