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With Level 6 Water Restrictions in place in Cape Town, special permission is required to use water for high-pressure washing which is critical to the success of a paint job. There are other methods of surface cleaning such as mechanical abrasion or sanding, this is extremely costly, labour and time intensive, e.g. imagine trying to sand by hand an entire block of flats in Sea Point?

Why use High-Pressure Washers?
High-Pressure Washers are used in the Building Maintained Industry to remove loose paint, mould, mildew, grime, dust, chemicals, oils and dirt from surfaces of buildings (residential houses or industrial properties) and concrete surfaces. The high-pressure water blasts off hidden loose flakes or paint layers to expose’s cracks or damp under the layers of paint.

Midas Paints Tygervalley is finding new ideas in the creation of an Environmentally Sustainable Painting Industry.

Envirolite Paint by Midas Paints Tygervalley

Envirolite Paint

Zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Paints:

We have taken a holistic approach to protecting the environment and saving water. Midas Paints as a company has taken the lead in developing products that are environmentally friendly, not only do we produce ZERO VOC paint, we also use a technology Glycol Free Tints produced by ICC. If the paint base states ZERO VOC, this does not in fact mean it is ZERO VOC once tinted, this excludes the tint colour dispensed into the paint at the shop. We believe conscientious consumers and Architects should insist on having paint strainers in their paint that is not harmful to the environment as well as the internal air quality of buildings.


Envirolite Paint

Envirolite Paint

Midas Paints Tygervalley’s first innovation prior to water restrictions was the development of our own Envirowash Machine. We believe that producing ZERO VOC paint is not good enough to be Environmentally Sustainable and a holistic approach to protecting the environment is needed. Painting contractors would use our Midas ZERO VOC paint and still clean paint brushes in the sink while the dirty paint water goes down the drain into the stormwater system or effluent system. Some paint contracts use buckets to wash the brushes and rollers then pour the water onto the lawn. We went about finding new ways of a sustainable environmentally friendly water-wise paint brush wash up system to help painters and the painting industry attain best practices in their waste management activities.

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Envirowash Machine from Midas Paints Tygervalley

Envirowash Machine

The Envirowash machine:

The Envirowash Machine ensures a safe and responsible disposal solution for waste and wastewater from of washing paint brushes and rollers instead of washing the waste down the drain. Envirowash complies with the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act (National Waste Management Act) and the National Water Act. It is a water-based treatment system that turns paint wash-out from brushes and rollers into clean water and inert solid waste, allowing for easier and safer disposal.

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Midas Paints Tygervalley is finding new ideas in the creation of an Environmentally Sustainable Painting Industry.


Grey Rain Water Tanks Project by Midas Paints Tygervalley

Grey Rain Water Tanks Project


Grey Rain Water Tanks Project:

The other Environmentally Sustainable innovation is that Midas Paints Tygervalley started harvesting rainwater from factory roofs. Managing Director Sean Rack: “there are hundreds of thousands of square metres of catchment areas on factory roofs that just gets washed down the drains, we have encouraged our contractor clients to buy water storage tanks from us to conserve water for high-pressure washing and building maintenance.
We harvest rainwater from our warehouse roof in Parow and supply this water to our contractors with water who need to high-pressure wash.
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Do you have any ideas or innovations to assist Midas Paints Tygervalley in finding new ideas in the creation of an Environmentally Sustainable Painting Industry? Please email Ryan Rack here or fill out the form below:



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Roofing and Waterproofing Institute RAWI
Green Building Council
Paintsmiths Group
Master Builders Association Boland
Master Builders and Allied Trades' Association, Western Cape