Over the decades, the paint industry has produced an ever-increasing array of specialized paints — rust-inhibiting, waterproofing, sealing, etc. So it should come as no surprise that, with the advent of “smart” technology, Activa would offer today’s homeowners what is referred to as Smart Paint.
But it’s not a marketing ploy. It’s real, and it’s here.
Activa seized upon using a photochemical process discovered decades ago called photocatalysis. This process involves triggering a reaction in your Smart Paint — in this case, killing of bacteria, viruses and microbes — by simply exposing it to the light that enters your home. I decided what better room to try out this new technology than the main bath, where germs & bacteria are always ongoing adversaries.
Like others have mentioned, this paint needs a bit of simple pre-paint prep before use. Once you’ve added a cup of clean water & stirred it thoroughly, it’s ready to apply.
The paint brushes and rolls on like any other high-quality latex I’ve used, and is relatively low odor. It dries quickly to a flat, even color (I chose the warm, stately Pewter). I applied a second coat for good measure. The bath looks great, and I was impressed at the Activa’s overall coverage. A good quality paint — with a hidden, long-term health benefit! Recommend.