A REVOLUTIONARY new paint which boasts health and environmental benefits is gracing the walls of a Leamington bar in a UK first.
Airlite, which is manufactured in Switzerland and launched in the UK just five months ago, was applied to the interior of the Cellar Club on the Parade – the first UK venue to take advantage of its air-purifying properties – when it underwent a refurbishment.
The innovative product, which contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), claims to reduce odour, is bacteria and mould-resistant, repels dust and airborne dirt and improves air quality.
Airlite UK director Mike Thomson said: “Now we have launched in the UK we are keen to let everyone know that the product exists and, more importantly, to educate people about it.
“This product is not only good for people’s health, but is also hugely beneficial to the environment. It is 100 per cent natural and has only positive impacts on the planet.
“It is essentially an air purifying system which can be conveniently painted on walls.”
Gareth Dore, owner of the Cellar Club, welcomed the use of the state-of-the-art paint.
He said: “We are a busy bar which serves food so there will be some cooking smells and inevitably, people come in with colds and coughs, so its odour-reduction and bacteria-resistant properties are ideal.”
Although Airlite is new to the UK, it is already making its mark on the global stage.
It is currently being used in all hospitals in Mexico where its anti-bacterial properties are being utilised in the battle against superbugs such as MRSA.
Mike thinks its various qualities make it ideal for use in such institutions as hospitals, care homes, and schools all over the world, as well as in domestic households, especially if any of the residents suffer from any form of respiratory problems.
He said the asthma of a 15-year-old girl showed a dramatic improvement in just days after her family home was painted with Airlite.
Her use of an inhaler reduced from four or five times a day to just a few times a week.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) had previously published a report which stated paints of this nature did not work, but Mike says all the problems that concerned DEFRA in its original report were used as the basis to develop the finished Airlite product.