Questions & Answers

Teflon® surface protector for Paint

1.  On which surfaces can I apply paints with Teflon® surface protector?
2.  How can I remove dirt from a wall which is painted with a paint containing Teflon® surface protector technology? 
3.  Do I need to apply paints with Teflon® surface protector in a different way? 
4.  Is the painted surface less scratch resistant?
5.  How does DuPont test different paints?
6.  Are paints with Teflon® harmful to the environment?
7.  Where can I find paints with Teflon® surface protector?
8.Is paint with Teflon® surface protector safe?


 

1.    On which surfaces can I apply paings with Teflon® surface protector?  
You can apply paints with Teflon® surface protector on a wide variety of previously painted or primed surfaces.  Check the specific paint can label for the manufacturer's guidance on proper use.
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2.   How can I remove dirt from a wall which is painted with a paint containing Teflon® surface protector technology?  
Remove dirt with a wet soapy cloth or non-abrasive household spray cleaners and a soft cloth.
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3.   Do I need to apply paints with Teflon® surface protector in a different way?  
No. Paints with Teflon® surface protector can be applied like any typical paint/coating.  No special handling is needed.  Follow the specific paint can label for the manufacturer's guidance on proper use.
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4.   Is the painted surface less scratch resistant? 
No.  Surfaces are designed to be easy to clean and durable.
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5.   How does DuPont test different paints? 
DuPont tests and qualifies paints based on their intended end use.  Interior paints are tested for the stain resistance and cleanability.  Exterior paints are tested for oily stain cleanability and dirt pick-up resistance.  In addition DuPont also tests other general paint properties to assure excellent overall quality.
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6.   Are paints with Teflon® harmful to the environment? 
No. The products made with DuPont fluoropolymer and fluorotelomer materials are safe for their intended uses, impart value and benefit to society, and meet regulatory requirements for use.
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7.   Where can I find paints with Teflon® surface protector?
DuPont collaborates with leading paint manufacturers throughout the world to sell products with Teflon® surface protector.  They typically can be found in the tradition retail outlets in the countries that they are available.  Please contact us to request specific paint manufacturer information for your area.
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8.   Is paint with Teflon® surface protector safe? 
DuPont products are safe for their intended use. These products include additives for residential and commercial paint, coatings for cookware, fabric protectors for textiles and other consumer and industrial products.

In addition to rigorous testing to ensure that DuPont products perform to the highest quality standards, DuPont conducts extensive safety, health and environmental stewardship reviews prior to commercializing products to be confident that our products are safe for their intended uses.

Furthermore, paint made with DuPont™ Teflon® surface protector is safe for both consumer and commercial use.

Global Regulatory Registrations
DuPont complies with global regulations wherever our products are sold. This includes completing testing, regulatory filings and notifications to manufacture and sell in the U.S., Europe, China and Japan.

DuPont products deliver important benefits
Millions of consumers every day around the world safely use products that carry the Teflon® brand. These products offer valuable time-saving and easy-cleaning benefits so users can spend more time enjoying life and less time cleaning up.
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