Like any paint, you can use Paint Shield to serve as protective and decorative cover for your walls. Unlike them, it comes with anti-microbial properties that allow it to kill various types of infection-causing bacteria.
Made by Sherwin-Williams, it’s a microbicidal paint that can 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” to the painted surface, as well as inhibit the growth of common microbes. That means, once coated on walls, doors, and other fixed structures in a space, it should help prevent the spread of infectious bacteria, making it ideal for any place where people may be susceptible to contracting infections.
The Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield is an interior latex paint designed for hard, non-porous ceilings, walls, doors, and trims. It’s available in any of 590 colors, with an egg-shell finish, so it’s just as versatile a decorative coating as anything else you can pick up at the hardware store. While it should last as long as any paint, the anti-microbial properties only stick around for up to four years at a time, requiring a fresh layer to get back the bacterial-killing potency.
Aside from obvious places like hospitals where potentially infectious bacteria could be lurking anywhere (hence, the existence of products like this bacteria-killing ceiling light), the paint is also being recommended for use in schools, day care centers, hospitality settings, and similar public facilities. And, yes, germophobes can definitely use this as coating for the walls in their homes, too.
No pricing is listed, but the Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield is slated for availability in the first quarter of 2016.