Alternative Home and Office Painting

Votes: 6
Views: 68
Consumer Products
Previous Next

Paint typically consists of pigment, resin, solvent and additives: Pigment - to provide colour, hiding and control gloss. Pigments are usually divided into two groups. One called 'Prime Pigments' includes pigments such as Titanium Dioxide (white), Chrome Green Oxide, Yellow and Red Iron Oxides. Waterborne paints most often use acrylic emulsion polymers as binders. These come in a wide variety of types and combinations. Common acrylic polymer types are based on monomers such as methyl methacrylate and butyl methacrylate. Traditionally, lower cost paints have been formulated on PVA (Poly Vinyl Acetate) binders. Solvent-based resins come in a very wide range of types. The most common solvent-based resins are termed ‘alkyd resins’ that are normally used in enamel paints. Urethane alkyds often used in clear varnishes. Protective coating resins include types such as Epoxy, Urethane, Polysiloxane and Moisture Cured Urethane. so, the water-based wall paint or plastic emulsion paint is based on acrylic and offer a smooth matte finish to your walls. It is clear that house paint contains plastic. Do you ever wonder how those painted paints are disposed of? The answer is not pleasant to hear. They mostly end up on the environment when they start to fade.

This project is about using Recycled plastic wall cover instead of using paint to décor change the colour of home or office wall. This will avoid time spent on painting, the cost associated with painting, the wall can be easily cleaned, can be installed in a matter of minutes and so on. The basic process of installation is the owner of the home or the office measure or let an expert measure the exact size of the dimension of the wall. Then the data will be saved on the database of the service provider. Then whenever the customer wants to change the wall colour he/ she will order the colour and the service provider will install it in a matter of minutes. The best part is it will be far more durable and can be changed in a matter of minutes with no addition of microplastic waste found on the paint of current paints. This will be a big deal and saves a big amount of microplastic going to the environment.

Note- the picture above does not show the product but a clip art of the project downloaded from the internet.

For more information please visit https://www.herox.com/plastika-reparabilis/round/346/entry/21608

Voting

Learn how to vote for your favorites.

  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Anteneh Gashaw
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Anteneh belongs to these online communities:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anteneh-gashaw-777276b
  • Anteneh is inspired by:
    I have dedicated my life for invention and research because not only I have big dreams but also it is my only way out of poverty. We all have a talent we know or did not find out yet. Mine happens to be inventing. I discovered this talent of mine when I was in second year student during my university life. Starting from that point everything seemed not important except creating new ideas. So, until now I have invented more than 50 inventions which are new to the world and the rest are intended for Ethiopia that will change the life of many people including mine. But because of poverty, theft and many reasons I could not manage to make it. But all that matter is I will never give up. I will invent until and after I become successful. That makes me a strong entrepreneur. My skills are aided with a mechanical engineering degree on design, production and sales expertise. You can find some of my inventions via https://www.herox.com/crowdsourcing-community/antenehgashaw-123126
  • Patent status:
    pending