What the public is asking us and we are answering
Welcome to the FAQ section. We have dedicated this page to answering questions that come our way by our amazing customers and potential customers such as yourself. We are truly grateful to know that you care, first and foremost about your health and wellness and that of your loved ones, and second, about the importance of clean air quality that we all deserve to breathe. It is our shared responsibility to help minimize the impact of pollutants and harmful substances in the air that sadly has had a negative impact on our planet since the industrial revolution and together we need to do our part in fixing it. So thank you for your amazing questions and we will do our best to answer them all.
Below are some common questions we have come across and would like to share the answers with you.
What is Oxygen Additive?
Oxygen additive is a white color nanoparticle infused inorganic formulation powder that can be mixed with any water-based acrylic paint. Once mixed it can be applied on well prepared walls and within minutes will begin to purify and sanitize the air in any size room.
How does the air purification and sanitization process work?
The air purification and sanitization process, simply put, changes the molecular structure of harmful substances in the air thus making them inactive upon contact with any Oxygenated wall in any size space. As air flows, harmful substances that bounce off these walls begin the process that breaks down the DNA structure of micro organisms such as harmful bacteria and microbes. For VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) Oxygen coating breaks apart the molecular bond by converting more than 99% of harmful chemicals to harmless floating compounds and water molecules.
What tests are used to verify the high quality of Oxygen?
Oxygen additive has a stringent testing process for the materials that are used and while we recognize that there maybe products on the market manufactured with unreliable material sources we are able to test our material with documentation and validation from reputable international microbiology labs in Canada and the United States. As we also manufacture our own nanoparticle compounds we are able to run XRF (X-ray fluorescence) tests which is a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials in all of our manufacturing lines as part of our quality control procedures. In addition, we also run scanning electron microscope (SEM) tests which is a type of electron microscope that produces images of a sample by scanning the surface with a focused beam of electrons. The electrons interact with atoms in our samples, producing various signals that contain information about the surface topography and composition of the sample down to 5 nanometers.
Can Oxygen work with any color paint?
While Oxygen additive comes in white powder form, it can be mixed with any color water-based acrylic paint. Lighter colors will require 15 grams of Oxygen additive to the liter while darker colors will require 20 grams of Oxygen additive to the liter.
How long does it take to dry?
Oxygen infused paints are no different to any regular paint when it comes to application. Once you have gone through the steps of cleaning and sanding a wall, filling gaps and spots with putty and a water based primer you can mix Oxygen to any high quality water-based acrylic paint and apply on the wall. Apply regular coating once and wait for 2 hours. Then apply again with the Oxygen additive paint and wait for another 2 to 3 hours and you are all done. Oxygen will start working immediately thereafter. It’s that simple.
Why should I buy Oxygen, isn’t an air purifier enough?
Traditional methods of air purification, such as air conditioners, air purifiers, air ionizers use expensive electrical devices with filters. These filters can also capture bacteria, which are then put back into circulation in the “purified” air. They require cleaning and rely on electrical power. Oxygen neutralizes atmospheric pollutants transforming them into harmless substances, in a natural way, and eliminates all bacteria on the surface, without dispersing them in the environment. You will also be saving money on electrical bills.
On which surfaces can Oxygen be applied?
Oxygen goes into any standard, any brand water-based acrylic paint and can be applied to almost all architectural surfaces, whether newly built or already painted. The only real exception is glass.
How long does Oxygen effects last?
The benefits of Oxygen are long lasting. As long as there is some light and humidity in the air, the benefits of Oxygen will always be active. The mechanical duration of the paint is totally different, because it strictly depends on the substrate and the natural life of the paint. We guarantee the efficiency of Oxygens properties to last anywhere between 4 to 6 years depending on the selected paint quality.
How does Oxygen remove odor? Isn’t a deodorant enough?
Oxygen reduces odors naturally by dissolving the bonds between odor molecules without deodorants and without the use of electrical or chemical filters.
To eliminate unpleasant smells deodorants and perfumers are generally used to overpower these bad odors but they won’t eliminate them. In other words so long as a large number of molecules with a pleasant smell remain in the air it will mask the bad odor and hide the smell at best.
Oxygen, on the other hand, thanks to the oxidizing action of its active ingredient, directly reduces the molecules associated with bad smell in a natural way, freeing the air from all harmful compounds and making it fresh and pleasant to the smell. In this way, a complete and effective reduction is obtained not only of odors, but of the same causes that generate them.
Does Oxygen contain environmentally safe material?
Yes, Oxygen is environmentally friendly and safe. The production of Oxygen does not introduce waste into the environment and 90% of its raw materials are natural minerals and fully recyclable. Furthermore, Oxygen is a platinum member of the Green Business Bureau and is in the process of obtaining the Cradle-To-Cradle Gold certification, which certifies that Oxygen does not pollute water sources and does not generate waste in the environment.
Can your products be applied to wooden surfaces?
Being a wall based product, we guarantee the best results for application on hard surfaces and dry walls. However, it is possible to apply Oxygen to wooden surfaces so long as the surfaces are treated with a acrylic wood primer. Oxygen can also work on Canvas by transforming art in to air purifiers.
Can Oxygen be mixed in large quantities away from the application site and transported?
Yes, you can mix Oxygen additive to any water-based acrylic paint in advance but prior to application on the wall make sure you give it a good mix for 2 to 3 minutes so that the particles are distributed in the paint evenly.
Can Oxygen infused paint on the wall withstand regular cleaning?
We do not recommend regular cleaning of surfaces coated with Oxygen. If there are stains on the wall we suggest using a moist cloth and gently dab on top of the stained area. Do not rub the walls by any means.
What is the ideal ratio of Oxygen Additive to Paint
Oxygen additive comes in 200 gram pouches that can ideally be used for 10 to 12 liters of paint. However, in the event that smaller amounts were required for smaller paint projects the ideal ration is 1.5 to 2% additive to 98% paint. Here are some general measurements: 20 grams to one liter or 80 grams to one gallon.