By killing these infectious bacteria on painted surfaces, Paint Shield offers customers an important new tool to help prevent the spread of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Surfaces painted with Paint Shield kill greater than 99.9 percent of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) and Enterobacter aerogenes after two hours of exposure.
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 and E. coli, thereby giving health-care systems and other facilities an important new tool to help prevent the spread of some of the most common bacteria that trigger hospital-acquired infections. EPA-test protocol showed that once it is applied, the effectiveness of Paint Shield lasts for up to four years, as long as the integrity of the surface is maintained.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health-care-associated infections are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. Further, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately one in 25 U.S. patients contract at least one infection during the course of their hospital care.
The exclusive patented technology inPaint Shield represents the culmination of extensive research and collaboration between Sherwin-Williams coatings scientists and expert microbiologists.
Paint Shield can be applied on interior hard, non-porous ceilings, walls, doors and trim. It is ideal for a variety of settings such as health-care facilities, athletic facilities, schools, day care centers, senior care communities, residential housing, hospitality settings and cruise ships.
Featuring quality coating performance, great hide and durability, Paint Shield will be available in 590 colors and will come in the popular eg-shel finish. Sherwin-Williams expects Paint Shield to be available in Sherwin-Williams stores in the U.S. starting in the first quarter of 2016.