Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can CleanCoat™ be used? (6)

  1. What are some of the more popular applications for CleanCoat™?

Bathrooms, floor tiles, sinks, showers, car interiors (to remove and prevent tobacco odors), kitchen counters (to remove cooking smell), furniture, carpets (especially with pets), curtains, mini-blinds, windows exposed to light, ceiling fans, outdoor furniture, house gutters (keeping them mold-free), concrete, brick – almost anything in a home or office environment that would benefit from having self-cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting properties.

  2. Does CleanCoat™ have any other useful properties?

Yes! CleanCoat™ has been shown to lengthen the shelf life of cut flowers and fresh fruits.

A well-known Swedish flower importer discovered that his cut flowers lasted up to a week longer in cold storage after he had his cooler sprayed with CleanCoat™. His original intention was to minimize the possibility for mold growth, which CleanCoat™ did for him, as well as improving the work environment and improving shelf life.

A fruit and vegetable trader, also in Sweden, experienced the same effect with his produce after he too had a cold storage room treated with CleanCoat™.

  3. Can CleanCoat™ be applied to carpets?

Yes, and with great results!

Carpets treated with CleanCoat™ will resist not only odors and grime, but also pests such as fleas. Carpets will last much longer as a result. For this reason, carpets and fabrics in trains and public transportation are now being treated with CleanCoat™ in Japan.

  4. Does CleanCoat™ work in cold environments such as freezers?

Yes. Temperature has no influence as long as there is light, moisture and air circulation present.

Microbes that come in contact with a treated surface will be destroyed.

  5. Can CleanCoat™ prevent painted grafitti sticking to a wall or does make it easier to remove the paint once it is dry?

CleanCoat™, a Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) photo catalyst works with most organic compounds (Carbon and Hydrogen chain-related compounds). If the graffiti is made of Hydrocarbon compounds and it is sprayed/painted onto CleanCoat™ treated wall, there are possibilities that it will be decomposed. The question is, how fast?

A CleanCoat™ treated surface needs light to work. The effect will be minimized because you have blocked the penetration of the light on to the photo catalyst. However, there is a high possibility for it to fade if you use CleanCoat™ on the painted surface. There are a few parameters that need to be monitored in order to control the composition rate, and they are:

  1. The light intensity on that area.
  2. The composition of the paint.
  3. Air circulation in the area.

  6. Is the graffiti easy to remove?

It is very much dependent on the type of surface you are coating. If the wall has a closed, dense structure without many pores then a coating of CleanCoat™ would make it act like a self-cleaning surface. Then it will be easy for you to remove the paint with liberal amounts of water and mild soap.