Gush Paint vs Nippon: Which is Suitable to Painting Your Home?

When deciding between Gush Paint and Nippon Paint for your Singapore home, it’s essential to consider not only the aesthetic and functional benefits but also the environmental impact and health benefits each brand offers. Both brands provide unique advantages, but they also cater to different needs and preferences.

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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Thanks to Gush Paint for correcting us on some of the information stated below. We have updated this article as of 22nd June 2023.

We updated on the 21st Nov 2023  content on the tests that Gush Paint did on their paint. 

Nippon Paint

nippon paint logo

Nippon Paint, established in 1881 and introduced to Singapore in 1952, is renowned for its vast variety of colors and specialized paints. With over 2,338 colors and formulations designed for different surfaces and purposes—including anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and low VOC options—Nippon Paint caters to a broad spectrum of consumer needs. Its technology ensures durability, fast drying times, and resistance to common issues like mould and bacteria, making it a versatile choice for both indoor and outdoor applications.

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.

Pros

Cons

Gush Paint

gush earth logo

Gush Paint, on the other hand, is a newer entrant to the market, founded in 2017 with a focus on improving indoor air quality. The brand’s proprietary Gush Proprietary Catalyst (GPC) technology breaks down harmful VOCs, such as formaldehyde and benzene, into harmless substances, thereby purifying the air. Gush Paint offers over 200 colors and is particularly noted for its air-purifying, non-toxic, and odourless properties, along with features like humidity control and stain resistance in specific product lines.

For those concerned about the environmental impact and health benefits, Gush Paint’s innovative approach to reducing indoor pollution and its commitment to non-toxic, safe ingredients make it an attractive option. Its air-purifying capabilities are especially beneficial for households with children, elderly, or those with respiratory issues, offering a cleaner, healthier living environment.

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

6 features in 1 tub:

  • Air-purifying and removes VOCs from the air using photocatalysts.
  • Non-toxic. Zero VOCs, no heavy metals or phthalates. Odourless.
  • Has 3 anti-moulding features in 1.
  • Anti-bacterial.
  • Regulates humidity (Gush Cair)
  • Stain-resistant (Gush Cair Fresh)

Pros

Cons

Different Types of Gush Earth Paint

There are two types of Gush paints for interior use. They each have 6 benefits with 1 unique USP. See the “Pros” section above.

  • Gush Cair – humidity-control variant
  • Gush Cair Fresh – stain-resistant variant

Gush Paint’s Tests

Gush Paint used various third-party to conduct tests to prove their product’s efficacy against mould growth, VOCs and bacteria.

Other Gush Earth Products or Services

The brand offers 2 interior paints for consumers and 2 exterior paints for professional use. They also offer solar window films.

Gush Paint vs Nippon Paint

In terms of durability and longevity, both brands have proven to be reliable. Nippon Paint’s extensive history and global presence attest to its quality and endurance, with products designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and maintain their appearance over time. Gush Paint, while newer to the market, has demonstrated through third-party tests that its technology remains effective for 5-8 years, ensuring long-term air purification.

Gush Earth Nippon Paint
Air-purifying
Large variety of colours
Anti-moulding
Anti mould
Anti-bacterial
Easy wash
Odourless
Outdoor, indoor and ceiling paints
Toxic-free
Anti-bacterial
Humidity control (Gush Cair only)
Anti-mosquitoes
Stain-resistance (Gush Cair Fresh only)
Anti-viral

Summing It Up

When selecting paint, consider the specific needs of your space, such as the desired aesthetic, functional benefits, and any health or environmental considerations.

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 Paint for:

  • Innovative air-purification technology
  • Improvements in indoor air quality
  • Anti-moulding
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Toxic-free, odourless
  • Humidity-control
  • Stain-resistance

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FAQs

Yes we do! We use Gush paint for our clients currently. 

Gush Paint 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 storeroom for 18 months after the date of manufacture.

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