Paint Shield®

Paint Shield® microbicidal paint is redefining what paint can do. It is the first paint that kills 99.9% of bacteria, including Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) and E. coli (Escherichia coli), within two hours of exposure on a painted surface. Not just for hospitals and day-care centers, Paint Shield® is ideal for homes, too — in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Sherwin-Williams® Paint Shield®
Microbicidal Paint FAQ

What is paint shield®?

It is the first-ever EPA-registered interior latex paint with the power to kill certain bacteria on painted surfaces within two hours of exposure. And it has the appearance and quality you expect from Sherwin-Williams paints.

what does it kill?

Paint Shield® microbicidal paint kills 99.9% of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) and Enterobacter aerogenes on painted surfaces within two hours of exposure, and continues to kill 90% of bacteria for up to four years when the integrity of the surface is maintained.

how has it been tested?

The Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield® microbicidal paint formula is patented in the U.S. and EPA-registered. It has passed rigorous EPA test protocol conducted by third-party labs. Paint Shield® underwent vigorous scrubbing tests and repeated exposure tests to make sure that when exposed to normal wear and tear, cleaning and scrubbing, it maintains its effectiveness (for up to four years when the integrity of the surface is maintained) and meets the high-quality standards of all Sherwin-Williams products.

where and how should it be applied?

Paint Shield® microbicidal paint goes on just like any other interior paint, and can be applied on ceilings, walls, doors and trim throughout the home. Originally developed for health care facilities, athletic facilities, schools and other specialized business settings, Paint Shield® is also ideal for any residence, especially in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. Just like any interior paint, two coats are required over a previously primed or painted surface. It can be applied with traditional paint brushes and rollers.

what colors does paint shield® come in?

Paint Shield® microbicidal paint is available in 550 colors and in the popular eg-shel sheen.

where can i buy this product?

Paint Shield® microbicidal paint is only available in Sherwin-Williams stores. You can find your neighborhood store at