Patented Interior Paint Formula Kills Microbes that Cause Infection
Now, more than ever, we all need to be concerned about cleanliness – especially when it comes to what we can’t see. Invisible pathogens – bacteria and viruses – can make us seriously ill, especially anyone whose immune system is compromised. Sherwin-Williams makes it easier to limit germs in your home with a wonderful product line called Paint Shield®.
Paint Shield is a patented latex eggshell-finish paint for interior use that is formulated with effective and enduring microbicidal agents. These antibacterial/antiviral properties kill pathogens on the painted surface within two hours of contact and continue working for as long as four years. It’s an extra layer of protection that works silently, day and night, to give you more peace of mind.
Effectiveness Against Common Illnesses
Sherwin-Williams’ Paint Shield is the very first antimicrobial paint to be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. Initially developed for use in hospitals, it passed rigorous third-party testing to prove its ability to kill common illness-causing bacteria when they come into contact with the painted surface. Paint Shield specifically eliminates 99.9% of E. coli (Escherichia coli), Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of contact.
Uses and Coverage
While Paint Shield is an obvious choice for bathrooms and kitchens, it makes great sense to use it in any room – on the walls, ceilings, doors, window framing, and trim. Its germ-killing properties stand up to years of normal conditions, including regular scrubbing, as long as the surface’s integrity is maintained. Like all Sherwin-Williams products, it provides smooth, durable coverage that maintains its beauty for years. The Paint Shield base can be tinted in your choice of 550 Sherwin-Williams interior latex colors. Application is the same as with any other interior latex paint: two coats on a clean, primed (or previously painted) surface.