These days the kitchen is often considered the heart of a busy household. With the addition of kitchen islands and open-plan spaces, it’s now a hive of activity and commonly the central hub where family and guests convene.
But first and foremost, kitchens are highly functional spaces. And when it comes to designing and decorating them, functionality must be top of the priority list.
Activities such as cooking, showers and breathing* mean the average NZ family produces around eight litres of moisture in the home each day. You certainly can’t avoid moisture in kitchens, but you can mitigate it by carefully selecting the right products for your walls and surfaces. The paint you choose must be durable enough to accommodate unique temperature changes and surface challenges.
Dulux’s revolutionary new paint range has been specifically designed with these damp or humid spaces in mind. Wash&Wear +PLUS Kitchen & Bathroom is fortified with a powerful mould-inhibitor so you can wipe, scrub and clean surfaces without fear of damaging the paint finish.
What makes this level of washability and protection possible is Wash&Wear’s innovative new Barrier Technology. It’s a formulation of high-quality materials that creates a hard-wearing barrier that most stains cannot penetrate. It also provides outstandingly robust resistance to wear and tear.
We know excess moisture makes rooms unhealthy for families to live in and too many Kiwis put up with problems associated with dampness and mould. Wash&Wear +PLUS Kitchen & Bathroom is the protection against dampness you need for a healthy home. So confident is Dulux of the product’s capability, it comes with a 10 year guarantee against mould growth.
This paint is part of the new and improved Wash & Wear range which hits shelves from September 1. The latest range delivers a significant leap in performance when compared with all Dulux’s previous paints. Across the wide range of sheens, colours and specialty paints in the range, it smashes previous performance standards for stain resistance, hiding power and toughness.
Originally introduced in the 1970s, Wash&Wear has since continued to raise the standard of performance in the DIY-world. Dulux’s world-class Innovation Centre tests products from all around the world to ensure that Wash&Wear continues to be the leading definition of washable paint.
Dulux +PLUS Kitchen & Bathroom is available in-store in Low Sheen – which forms a velvety, hard-wearing finish – and Semi-gloss – which works well on walls or even as an alternative to enamels on doors and skirting boards.
For more information on Dulux’s new Wash&Wear range, go to www.dulux.co.nz or visit your local Bunnings or Guthrie Bowron store.
*EECA energywise statistics