Gush Paint Vs Nippon Paint: What’s their Main Difference

Keeping up with the repairs on a house is essential. And part of that is keeping your paint looking spruced up. It smartens your home, and helps with a clean, professional look. In this article, we’re going to discuss the difference between Gush paint and Nippon paint to determine which is best for your needs.

Nippon is going to be best for variety and range of colours and functions, such as anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-mould, low VOC, anti-mosquito and the like. Gush will be best for its air purifying qualities.

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Gush Paint has recently rebranded to be called “Gush Earth” in 2023. So we have edited the article, changing their previous to their current name.

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Nippon Paint

Nippon paint is Japanese-made. The company is the fourth largest paint manufacturer in the world. It was founded in 1881 and came to Singapore in 1952. It’s found in a number of countries around the world and is known for its high quality.

The company has different brands for different occasions, such as outdoor or indoor paint, fragrance-free paint, and ones with anti-mosquito properties. It comes in 2338 different colours, so you have an extraordinarily wide variety to choose from. The technology enables it to last for long periods of time, and dry very fast.

Nippon has painted for a number of occasions and surface areas:

  • Interior paints: all of them are ammonia-free and heavy metal-free. You can choose from:
    • Mozzie guard: Kills the Aedes mosquito on contact
    • Virus guard: Contains silver ion technology that kills viruses and bacteria
    • Medifresh antibacterial: Mould-resistant, anti-bacterial and very washable
    • Vinilex low VOC non-toxic: Durable, has low VOC and is a matte paint
    • Easy Wash: Resistant to stains and non-toxic
    • Odourless: Fungus-resistant, odourless, excellent coverage, covers hairline cracks
    • Odourless all in one: Near-zero VOC, durable, washable
    • Vinyl Silk: Anti-fungal, durable and easily-washable, silky finish
    • Odourless Medifresh: Anti-mould, anti-fungus, excellent coverage, spatter-resistant and ammonia- and heavy metal-free acrylic paint
  • Outdoor paint is created to withstand harsh weather conditions:
    • Roofguard: Anti-mould, smooth finish, for unglazed tiles and masonry
    • Weatherbond Algae Guard: Long-lasting, durable against algae and fungus
    • Sola Reflect: It reflects the sun, thus diminishing surface temperature and the need for aircon
    • Weatherbond: Anti-fungal, anti-algae, weather resistant
  • Ceiling Paints: You can’t use wall paint for the ceiling. You need something that’s designed for this surface and has a relevant function, such as:
    • Odourless Anti-mould: Water-resistant, resistant to peeling and blistering
    • Matex, and acrylic copolymer emulsion: Anti-algae, matte. Can be used on ceilings, soft boards, concrete, wood

Furthermore, for other projects you may find the company’s metal and wood paints very helpful.



Gush Earth (Formerly Gush Paint)

gush earth logo

Gush Earth is a relatively new company. It was founded in 2015, and was inspired by the issue of pollution. Indoor pollution can be 3 – 5 times greater than outdoor pollution, because building materials release toxins into the air, and cause health problems such as asthma and sinusitis. In fact, formaldehyde causes neurasthenia, headache, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue of the lower limbs and genetic toxicity.

So, Gush Proprietary Catalyst (GPC) is an active ingredient in the paint which breaks down VOCs. It uses lattice doping and electric hole positioning to interact with oxygen and water vapour to produce free radicals. When formaldehyde and benzene come in contact with these free radicals, the latter break those harmful chemicals into harmless ones, like, water and carbon dioxide. It doesn’t require light in order to function, either.

On the practical side, Gush Earth has more than 200 colours available.  There are a number of features worth noting:

  • Gush is an air purifier. You can smoke or cook in the room, and the paint will absorb the smells. The odours are absorbed by the under-layer of the paint, which has the technology to break it down. Its catalysts remove odours and VOCs.
  • It’s anti-mould and anti-microbial.
  • Gush is easy to apply and allows you to cover more surface area with less paint.
  • It regulates humidity by absorbing and releasing moisture. This is because the paint is very porous.
  • It’s also non-toxic and odourless.
  • Gush paint is anti-bacterial.
  • The products release negative ions in large numbers, which remove toxic particulates from the air.
  • It has better thermal insulation than other paints, which makes your spaces feel cooler.

Note that Gush Earth only has interior paint solutions.



Different Types of Gush Earth Paint

There are only two types of Gush Earth paint:

  • Air-purifying
  • Air-purifying and washable

Other Gush Earth Products or Services

The brand offers a sealer for your paintwork and a Clearcool solar film for windows.

Gush Paint vs Nippon Paint

Nippon has many variations in terms of colour, and offers many types of paint combatting various issues: mould, bacteria, mosquitoes and viruses. It’s also easy to wash and odourless. Gush Earth, on the other hand, has new technology that purifies the air and is washable.

Gush Earth Nippon Paint
Air purifier
Large variety of colours
Anti mould
Anti mould
Releases negative ions
Easy wash
Regulates humidity
Outdoor, indoor and ceiling paints

Summing It Up

So, you would use both Gush Earth and Nippon for low toxicity, and for being anti-mould and anti-microbial. But for clarity on which to pick, here are our suggestions.

Select Nippon Paint for:

  • Greater variety of colours.
  • Fight against mosquitoes, bacteria or viruses.
  • Easy-wash aspect.
  • Getting appropriate paint for the job, whether indoors, outdoors or even for metal and wood.

However, you would select Gush Earth for:

  • Its new technology of being an air-purifier, as well as being anti-mould and anti-microbial.
  • Releasing of negative ions: they absorb specific toxins.
  • Regulating humidity.
  • Managing indoor health.

Do note that we at PaintingGuy use Nippon Paint for our projects.

Gush Earth has a technology called GPC which purifies the air. This is effective for 5-8 years under normal circumstances. This means that your paint will continuously purify the air until you repaint, assuming that you repaint as often as the average household. This covers the risk of the paint losing its effectiveness over a long period of time and no longer being able to purify the air.

The best type of Nippon paint is Odourless Premium all-in-1. This is the best interior emulsion paint. Its properties include: washability, anti-bacterial aspects, and covering hairline cracks. What’s more, it has almost no odour during and after painting and has a near-zero VOC.

You can keep Nippon paint in your cupboard for 18 months after the date of manufacture.

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