Hand Sanitizer Paint ?


Have you ever read on a bottle of Hand Sanitizer how it says it kills 99.9% of germs (or some variation of this statement)?

My thought is if you had not heard that prior to very recently, perhaps now you may have with everything going on with the whole Coronavirus wave of media attention as of late.

Imagine if there were a paint that existed which behaved similarly to Hand Sanitizer?

Believe it or not, there does.

I make it a point to never solely have blinders on when it comes to manufacturers and deciding on which paint to recommend to a Client for whatever situation they may need their paint for.

In other words, I am not married to any specific paint manufacturer.

Conversely, I tend to recommend what I believe to be the best product to help in each specific situation given what a particular Client is working to achieve.

That being said, not too long ago, Sherwin Williams came out with a product called ‘Paint Shield’.

Paint Shield is an amazing product as it exhibits two unprecedented features

(as referenced from the Sherwin Williams website):

  • First EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills greater than 99.9% of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis), and Enterobacter aerogenes within 2 hours of exposure on a painted surface.
  • Continues to kill these disease-causing bacteria for up to 4 years when the integrity of the surface is maintained.

Basically, the Hand Sanitizer of paint products.

This product has come out fairly recently and is certainly pretty impressive.

Although originally meant for hospitals, healthcare facilities in general, nursing homes, public gyms, etc., given the recent hysteria relating to COVID-19, if more folks were to find out about it, my sense is that its usage could have a lot more of a potential market.

While its technology is obviously groundbreaking, it appears to have quite the ways to go to be fully positioned in the light as a household name.

As with anything, the more Sherwin Williams is able to promote the proven benefits that are associated with this product, the more folks will find out about it, and the more Paint Shield may become a viable resource for people who, possibly more so than others, might be a bit more concerned about the types of scenarios the product was developed for.


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