Sherwin Williams has come up with a fabulous paint that redefines Eco-friendly that is an interior house painter's dream.
It is an interesting concept that paint can actually kill bacteria, and many forms of it, just by being applied to the wall. Sherwin Williams has stated that this microbicidal paint can kill up to 99.9% of the bacterium found in bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and other inhabited rooms where paint is used to decorate. This bacterial resistance gives all of us one less thing to worry about when it comes to our kids, or elderly folks, and offers homeowners a way to aid in preventing the spread of these harmful bacteria on painted surfaces.
You’re probably questioning the quality of the actual paint aspect of this product; where can I even use it? How many coats will it take? Does the paint last? Etc. What makes Paint Shield® so revolutionary is that you are getting this new microbe-killing power paired with the same quality Sherwin-Williams paint that we have been using for years. The paint will feel like any other Sherwin-Williams paint, however, for the next four years you can count on a coat of Paint Shield® killing the bacteria it encounters, even after repeated contact.
To be clear, Paint Shield actually kills these bacteria in under three hours of exposure. If it inhibited the growth of bacteria that would be great, but Paint Shield goes much further with the eradication of the common microbes, and it carries on killing 90 percent of bacteria up to four years, even with repeated contamination. Keeping damage free and clean walls is important to the ongoing performance of the product.
Paint Shield is now widely available and one of the many fine products we use when planning a paint job. There more than 500 colors available so you are not inhibited from a decorating perspective. Most finishes are available as well, including the ever popular egg-shell finish. The many location uses of Paint Shield include professional offices, health care and hospitality, education and of course, residential housing.