Monday, December 06, 2021

The pandemic calls for extra safety: 6 unmissable things to-do to safeguard your loved ones & your home

Keeping oneself, family and homes is key... here's a checklist for you to make sure everyone's safe during the tough times.

Updated: November 24, 2020 1:47:37 pm
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Staying indoors is the new normal of 2020 – with the pandemic hitting the world like nothing before, everyone’s staying put at home with family and friends. In such times, the most important step to take is to keep homes safe and protected from bacteria for all family members – young, middle-aged and the elders. Here are some key-ways to help keep your homes and personal spaces safe from bacteria!

Disinfect everything: From the floors to walls
Being healthy is the top priority of 2020, the goal for 2021 and the coming years. One way of ensuring that is by constantly disinfecting surfaces and products we use daily! Floors, wooden surfaces, and walls are often prone to bacteria and demand regular cleaning. Asian Paints Royale Health Shield Clear is a protective clear coat that can be applied on pre-painted interior surfaces to provide anti-bacterial protection and prevent infections. What’s also helpful is the use of disinfectant sprays and solutions on various surfaces to #StaySafe.

Intake of hot & steamy fluids is a must
Nothing can be better than sipping on some hot green tea or hot water with lemon and honey. Not only are these hot drinks calming but they are also highly effective to keep any virus 6 feet away. Research shows consumption of hot drinks like a variety of green teas, hot lemon water, turmeric tea and cinnamon tea helps to fight the deadliest of bacteria. Rest assured, these suggested hot drinks will only help you in the best possible ways… so, stock up on your warm fluids and let your loved ones indulge in it too!

Get homes shielded from bacteria with Asian Paints Royale Health Shield
Who doesn’t love to paint and decorate their homes? Revamping the walls is always welcome, but just imagine paints that not only make your homes look spectacular but protect against infections too. With the latest in technology, Asian Paints Royale Health Shield is the first anti- bacterial paint in India. The Royale Health Shield range of products can kill 99%# bacteria on painted surfaces within just 2 hours of exposure and the ‘Silver Ion Technology’ in the paint is recommended* by the Indian Medical Association. What’s also notable is that, Royale Health Shield is a revolutionary solution that combines hygiene and aesthetics to ensure safe & beautiful surfaces in your home. We all want a home that is supremely safe and beautiful– Royale Health Shield ticks all these boxes! Now is the right time when work from home is in full swing – make the most of the breaks in-between work and get your walls painted with the colour of your dreams and with ultimate protection.

Keep your much-loved gadgets and money clean and sanitised
Phones, tablets, mini laptops and money that travel with us everywhere are prone to being a carrier of infections. Bacteria and viruses tend to stick on phone screens and other devices and that is no joke! To ensure safety of all your members at home, regular cleansing and sanitization of tech gadgets and money notes is critical.

No dust inside: Leave shoes outside your homes
Here’s a reminder to all of us that we are living in the most difficult times and maintaining utmost hygiene is the only way out. Shoes we wear outside and take on the roads are full of allergens, dust, unhygienic particles and could also be a plausible carrier of any kind of virus. The best practice to follow is – no outside shoes inside the house. Keeping one pair of footwear for use inside your homes is the way to go. In this way no dirt or virus comes even close to you or your loved ones and your home remains safe.

Miss shopping for your homes? Get creative and make your own decorative items from scratch
With festivities come redecoration of our homes. Take this time to create your own products right from your very home. Here’s a list of beautiful yet easy to create home accessories you could make with the help of family: fairy-light lamps in colourful glass bottles, Paper Mache showpieces for center and side tables, Madhubani paintings for your Royale Health Shield walls, leaf printing on plain cushion covers and planting new plants in ceramic pots. While you stay at home and stay safe, create your own masterpieces, and show it to the world.

There’s no doubt that today our homes have become the focal point of our lives with all our hours being spent in our bedrooms, lounges, dining and work spaces. Making them anti-bacterial and safe is the need of the hour, especially for children and elders at home. Asian Paints Royale Health Shield makes it easy. To know more about healthy homes, visit


 Royale Health Shield range of products with Silver Ion technology, within 2 hours of exposure kills 99%# bacteria on walls.

*Fomite Infections (bacteria) can spread through infected walls among other indoor surfaces in homes and offices.

Refer to ‘Antibacterial Silver’, 1994, School of Chemistry & App Chemistry, University of Wales by Julia Clement & Penelope Jarrett.

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