Paint Your Home in a Jiff


By Surihe Gaomas WALVIS BAY Painting both the interior and the exterior of a house can be a cumbersome process where you may have to spend weeks on end repainting and where you may need extra hands to make the job lighter at the end of the day. However, in an effort to help both business and private individuals to paint their properties much quicker, upcoming local entrepreneurs and brothers from Walvis Bay, Walter and Wolfgang KrÃÆ’Æ‘Æ‘ÃÆ”šÃ‚¶hne, teamed up and bought a Hoopner Air Compressor Spray Gun machine at a cost of N$15 000 in June last year. The KrÃÆ’Æ‘Æ‘ÃÆ”šÃ‚¶hne’s are optimistic the dual-purpose paint machine could reduce the long hours of hard labour endured when one is using roller-brush painting. “Once the preparation work on the walls are done in filling the cracks and smoothing out the surface, the actual paint job can be complete in two days’ spray painting of both the interior and exterior of the house,” said Walter KrÃÆ’Æ‘Æ‘ÃÆ”šÃ‚¶hne showing how the latest German-made machine looks like. As a portable steel apparatus, the machine can be also be used for spraying paint on roofs and walls, whilst having a quick drying effect unlike the conventional way of painting that requires one to wait a while before putting the second layer of paint. “It is guaranteed that the paint will stay on and it also has a high press steam cleaning can to remove the old paint before putting on the new one,” added brother Wolfgang KrÃÆ’Æ‘Æ‘ÃÆ”šÃ‚¶hne, confident that the latest business initiative would assist his town’s development – a dream he had always wanted even during his lifelong career as a train driver at the harbour town. It has become apparent that houses, especially those along the coast, quickly lose their colour due to the prevailing humid weather conditions. Thus, the once vibrant original colour that a house or building once had fades away turning the infrastructure into dull looking properties. What started off as a fairly small business idea has thus turned out to be favoured mainly by the people who approach the two local entrepreneurs. Just recently, some Walvis Bay flats in the middle of town also received a welcome facelift and the KrÃÆ’Æ‘Æ‘ÃÆ”šÃ‚¶hne’s are hopeful to receive favourable tenders to do a similar job for businesses and government institutions alike. It turns out that the two entrepreneurs are the only ones in possession of the Hoopner Air Compressor Spray Gun machine, after another local resident in the capital. With an electrically run compressor motor of 1,8 kilowatts, its working pressure amounts to 250 bar and uses 5,2 litres of paint per minute. “The paint first gets sucked in here, travels through the machine’s compressors and eventually gets pumped out of this long pipe and squirts through the spray gun here,” said the businessmen as they explained how the machine works in simple terms. At the same time, customers have the flexibility to choose the usage of PVA oil paints for their properties and it’s economical as it uses less paint at the end of the day. In the meantime, the KrÃÆ’Æ‘Æ‘ÃÆ”šÃ‚¶hne’s are looking for tenders with entities in the public and private sectors and is hopeful that their initiative through the latest machine will gain full momentum at the har-bour town.