Tired of re-painting you cherished possessions like your home or car?
Well the University College London ( UCL) engineers have developed a breakthrough type of paint with waterproof coating which can repel more than just water. This invention is a major breakthrough and could make life much easier to retain the beauty and value of physical things which tend to show their age over time. This could include things like your home or your car!
UCL professor of inorganic chemistry Claire Carmalt is co-author of the study. She says, “The biggest challenge for the widespread application of self-cleaning surfaces is finding a way to make them tough enough to withstand everyday damage. The surfaces tend to be mechanically weak and so rub off easily, but by pairing our paint with different adhesives, we’ve shown it is possible to make a robust self-cleaning surface. We used materials that are readily available so our methods can be scaled-up for industrial applications.
Corresponding author Ivan Parkin adds, “Our work aims to distinguish new materials at a very small scale so we can see how best to use them to improve our daily lives.” The UCL professor of chemistry and head of UCL Chemistry goes on to say, “The new paint fits into a broader portfolio of surfaces we are developing for different purposes, including antimicrobial coatings to combat hospital acquired infections, and we hope its discovery advances the widespread adoption of self-cleaning surfaces.”
Experiment conducted on tested surfaces with their paint shows how effective the paint is at repelling a variety of liquids while applied to a variety of different surfaces.
This revolutionary paint is just we need in in our modern world. We don’t really have enough time to clean our homes especially removing pathogenic invaders. The paint will take care of them for us and that will be one more less thing to worry.