Tuesday, January 24, 2012
There are few things as satisfying as surveying your newly painted home or office, whether it's the inside or the outside that's been painted. It's smooth, beautiful, pristine, and perfect.
That lasts until someone tosses a surfboard against the wall on the way in, or smacks a bike into it, or smashes against the corner while carrying in a new appliance.
Glossy finishes don't show smudges and scratches as much as matte ones do, but sooner or later, there'll be some damage. You can touch it up (or have professional painters do it for best results) or just live with it till time to change the colour.
All that may change some day. Since 2005, Japanese carmaker Nissan has used scratch-healing paint on its cars. Now they've figured out how to extend the technology to other items: specifically, to a cell phone case.
Can house paint be far behind?
Actually, there's no plan to make this technology into house paint... but it would be nice, wouldn't it?
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