EPA tested and registered, Sherwin-Williams® Paint Shield® was developed for use in hospitals and health-care facilities.
Microbe Protection with Sherwin-Williams® Paint Shield®
Sherwin-Williams® Paint Shield® has the ability to kill certain types of harmful bacteria within two hours of exposure.
In addition to brightening your home with a splash of color, paint offers protection from the build up of mold, moisture and dust on interior and exterior walls. Sherwin-Williams dramatically increased the efficiency of paint products with the release of a microbicidal paint product.
Find out if microbicidal paint is the right interior paint option for you.
When it comes to choosing paint for the interior of your home or business , the many elements of the decision can feel overwhelming. From finding shades that complement the furniture and interior design nicely, to pricing each brand and getting clear on texture, there are many decision points that play a role in interior paint selection. For organizations like hospitals and schools, these projects can be large undertakings due to the sheer size and total area of the interior walls.
Although they can be overwhelming, options are a good thing. In the last few years, a new option for interior paint has been developed, and it goes beyond simple qualities like color and durability. In addition to style and professional quality, some paint projects can even offer health benefits. With microbicidal paint, you can rest easy knowing your interior paint is working to kill harmful germs and bacteria within your home or business.
What Is Microbicidal Paint?
Some paint, such as Sherwin-Williams® Paint Shield®, has the power to kill bacteria on the surface of your walls. Paint Shield® is EPA-registered and is the first paint that can kill 99.9% of bacteria¹.
The implications of this new paint technology are groundbreaking for hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and personal residences. With the power to kill harmful bacteria, microbicidal paint can drastically improve health conditions and patient outcomes within hospitals. The CDC estimates that about one in every 25 US hospital patients contract at least one infection while in the hospital². Every effort to cut down risk for patients and staff is crucial.
Within two hours of exposure, microbicidal paint kills 99.9% of bacteria such as:
- Staph (Staphylococcus aureus)
- E. coli (Escherichia coli)
- MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
- VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis)
- Enterobacter aerogenes
At home, most people have become more cautious than ever before about keeping surfaces and shared areas clean. However, in most households, individuals still do not take the time to regularly wash or disinfect their walls - especially not every two hours. Now, microbicidal paint options provide a great way to stay on top of disinfecting practices within the home.¹ https://www.swpaintshield.com
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How To Use Microbicidal PaintMicrobicidal paint is just as easy to use as any other type of paint, and can be applied in all the same places as well. Whether you’re only painting your walls, or whether you’re also painting doors, ceilings, and trim, microbicidal paint can be used the same way as any other interior paint. For best results, begin with a primed or painted surface and apply two coats of paint. For large commercial projects or extensive residential paint jobs, consider hiring an expert painting team to take the stress off of your shoulders and ensure a high-quality outcome. When you work with Painter1 of Atlanta, we follow all product recommendations to ensure a beautiful and professional interior while respecting your budget.
Is Microbicidal Paint A Good Choice For You?
If you’re a property manager or owner of a building such as a healthcare facility or school, consider adding an extra layer of protection by choosing a microbicidal paint. With areas seeing high traffic and high-stakes variables such as patients’ and children’s health at stake, opting for microbicidal paint can make all the difference in keeping your staff and patients or students healthy.
As a homeowner, if you’re drawn to the bacteria-killing effects of microbicidal paint but aren’t ready to overhaul your home’s interior, consider transitioning just a few rooms to microbicidal paint first. This technology goes a particularly long way for the health of the household when the paint is applied in spaces like the laundry room, bathrooms and kitchen. With 550 color options, you’ll find the perfect shade for your interior design dreams.
Whether you’re eager to adopt new microbicidal paint technology or you’re simply ready for an interior design overhaul in your home or commercial space, leave your painting project in the hands of tried and true professionals at Painter1 of Atlanta.
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