Why Paint Shield®

Why Paint Shield®

Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint is the first EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9% of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA, E. coli, VRE, and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on a painted surface.

By killing these harmful bacteria, Paint Shield® offers customers an important new tool to help prevent the spread of bacteria on painted surfaces. Surfaces painted with Paint Shield® kill greater than 99.9% of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis), and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure.

Paint Shield® doesn’t just inhibit the growth of common microbes; it actually has the power to kill pathogenic bacteria, including Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA, and E. coli, thereby giving healthcare systems and other facilities an important new tool to help prevent the spread of these bacteria on painted surfaces. EPA-test protocol showed that once it is applied, the effectiveness of Paint Shield® lasts for up to four years, as long as the integrity of the surface is maintained.

Continued progress in infection control practices will include a broad array of measures, including passive methods that are less dependent on human intervention. By continuing to kill MRSA and other bacteria, even after repeated contamination, Paint Shield® offers hospitals and other facilities an important new tool to help in the fight to combat disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces.

The exclusive patented technology in Paint Shield® represents the culmination of extensive research and collaboration between Sherwin-Williams coatings scientists and expert microbiologists.

Paint Shield® can be applied on interior hard, nonporous ceilings, walls, doors, and trim. It is ideal for a variety of settings such as healthcare facilities, athletic facilities, schools, day care centers, senior care communities, residential housing, hospitality settings, and cruise ships.

Featuring quality coating performance, great hide, and durability, Paint Shield® is available in 550 colors and comes in the popular eg-shel finish.

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