Posted on Mar 19th 2020
Paint is a great way to add personality to your home. Bright and bold colors or soft, muted palettes set the stage for unique interior design. While a new painting project is perfect to give life to a dated style, there are other important reasons to paint interior and exterior walls.
While every homeowner knows the personality and aesthetic that a new paint job brings, many are unaware of the functional aspects of paint. For both interior and exterior walls, paint offers protection from a build up of moisture, dust and dirt and prevents cracking. Homes that are frequently painted to maintain a clean, stylish look will also have a higher resale value than homes with aged and dirty walls.
In 2016, Sherwin-Williams enhanced the functionality of paint to include microbial protection with the release of Sherwin-Williams © Paint Shield ©. Developed for hospitals and healthcare facilities, Sherwin-Williams © Paint Shield © contains a bacteria-fighting quaternary ammonium compound as its main active ingredient. This compound is known to kill some of the most harmful bacteria, including Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli) and MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). A EPA tested and registered product, Sherwin-Williams © Paint Shield © redefined what paint can do by offering healthcare facilities a solution to various sanitation issues.
Although Sherwin-Williams © Paint Shield © was developed for the medical world, it's benefits extend into the residential and commercial sectors. While microbes are a common part of our natural environment, we never know when a disastrous infection could strike. In addition to frequent sanitation, a product like Sherwin-Williams © Paint Shield © can help keep harmful pathogens at a minimum.
Kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms and nurseries are just a few examples of residential spaces that can face increased exposure to germs. Homeowners can protect their families and increase the value of their home with Sherwin-Williams © Paint Shield ©. Featuring the same quality coating performance as all Sherwin-Williams products, Sherwin-Williams © Paint Shield © comes in a wide variety of colors and an eggshell finish. The microbicidal properties are effective for up to four years and can be restored with a simple recoat.
If you're interested in the increased protection of Sherwin-Williams © Paint Shield ©, contact Painter1. Our experience painting contractors can help you with color selection and provide more information on the microbial protective properties of this superior product.