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Why Consider Scuff Resistant Paint for High Traffic Areas

Posted by Jason Parker | Jan 15, 2019 10:36:00 AM

Wall ScuffIf you have a business, then you know that it can be challenging to keep the walls looking as well as the day they were just painted. If you are continually dealing with this type of problem and you are not sure what you can do to change it, you have come to the right place, as we are going to be discussing scuff resistant paint and how it can help you in high traffic areas.

You might wonder what kind of paint can stand up to scuff marks and all the other beatings that a commercial wall can endure over time. There are a few paint manufactures that say that their paint will block against  scuff marks, but do they work? To have a scuff resistant paint that works, manufactures required the painter to combine two components. This poses some problems. Some of the issues this caused were things such as;

  • Incorrect measuring and mixing
  • Issues with the paint blending
  • Shorter shelf life
  • Problems with having to mix up a new batch for touch-ups or repairs that sometimes do not match.

Benefits of Scuff Resistant Paint

When it comes to painting, commercial painters know just what you need and understand what product is best for your substrate.

Through many years painters have used products like: high sheen latex coatings, the two-component methods, and pre-catalyzed one-component epoxy. But now there is something new to use what will make painting much more manageable.

With quite a bit of research, one paint manufacture stands out and has created a perfect paint for true scuff resistance. Benjamin Moore had a good scuff resistant paint before, but with the comments and suggestions of some of their customers, they strived to improve the product. Now they have an excellent product called Ultra Spect Scuff-X.

Some of the benefits to this scuff resistant paint include:

  • Applies easily
  • Better coverage
  • Contains low Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)
  • Highly scuff and mark resilient
  • Holds up to repeated intense cleaning
  • Impedes mildew and mold growth with antimicrobial additives
  • Is Collaboration for High-Performance Schools certified (CHPS)
  • It is made up of only one element
  • LEED v4 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) qualified
  • Longer shelf life
  • Low maintenance
  • Low odor
  • Made for high traffic areas
  • Minimal curing time
  • No additive mistakes
  • Various finish choices
  • Wide ranges of colors
Even though this kind of paint is available in the various finishes, you should note that the glossier the finish, the better the resistance. Keeping this in mind will also help you to know what type of finish is best for the substrate that you need to be covered.


High Traffic Areas

As you might guess there are many different areas scuff resistant paints can be used include:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Daycares
  • Nursing homes
  • Schools
  • Offices
  • Locker rooms
  • Gyms
  • Stores
  • Changing rooms
  • Apartments
  • Hallways
  • Lobbies
  • Elevators
  • Restaurants
  • Banquet Halls
  • Airports
  • Concert Halls
  • Movie Theaters
  • Hotels
  • Public Restrooms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Showrooms
  • Shopping Centers

As you can see the list is long, but many more areas can be added, as using scuff resistant paint is not limited to just high trafficked areas.

For example, one might want to use this unique paint for residential areas, as many parents know that it can be tough to keep their walls looking good when they have small children around. What can be better than using a paint that will not only keep looking great after repeated washings but withstand the extra wear and tear that scuff resistant paint can provide.

Professional painters know that for any painting project that requires scuff resistant paint if you pick the right paint, the costs can be minimal compared to always having to repair or replace the coat.

Within the commercial industry saving time and money is always great for the bottom line when it is all said and done. That is why scuff resistant paint is crucial for high traffic areas. Not only will your substrate look fantastic, but you will have fewer issues.

So, if you are ready for a scuff resistant paint to be added to your high traffic areas, contact a professional commercial painter near you. They will be able to assess the area(s) that you are needing covered and let you know what would be the best fit, and all for free.

Topics: Coatings

Written by Jason Parker

Jason Parker is the owner of Performance Painting Contractors. Priding the company on customer service and professionalism, he brings a new life to the painting industry.

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