Germ-Killing Paint Created In Cleveland

By Chemical Processing Staff

Oct 28, 2015

Sherwin-Williams' newest paint is the world's first interior paint with the power to kill infection-causing bacteria two hours after contact. Conceived and developed in its Cleveland-based research and development facility, Paint Shield will be available to the public starting the first quarter of 2016.

Paint Shield doesn't just inhibit the growth of common microbes, it actually has the power to kill infectious bacteria including Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) and Enterobacter aerogenes, Sherwin-Williams said. And once applied, EPA tests show that it keeps killing germs for up to four years, as long as the surface is covered with Paint Shield paint.

Read the entire Cleveland Plain Dealer article for more information.

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