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Microbicidal Paint Shield®: The Bacteria-Killing Paint

March 18, 2020

Most Dallas-Fort Worth homeowners are aware that Phillips Home Improvements has served the metroplex with award-winning customer service, workmanship and integrity for the past two decades. But Phillips is about to be discovered for its partnership with Sherwin Williams in killing dangerous infection-causing bacteria harbored in our homes. And it’s all thanks to Sherwin Williams’ microbicidal invention, Paint Shield®.

The Science Behind Microbe-Fighting Paint Shield®

The same active ingredient found in many brand-name disinfectants, quaternary ammonium salts (aka “quats”), is used in Sherwin Williams’ Paint Shield. Quaternary ammonium salts kill germs on household surfaces, such as Staph, E. coli, VRE and MRSA. It is important to note that, to our knowledge, Sherwin Williams has not yet tested the paint’s capabilities against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Paint Shield is the first and only EPA-registered microbicidal interior paint available on the market. According to the manufacturer, Sherwin Williams, its bacteria-fighting properties remain active for four full years, killing 99.9% of dangerous bacteria strains within two hours of contact with painted surfaces – even after repeated contamination, as long as the integrity of the wall’s surface is preserved. That’s a step above antimicrobial coatings, which merely boast continuous protection against odor- and stain-causing bacteria, mold and mildew, but offer no lasting relief from the illness-causing bacteria and germs remaining on your walls and ceilings. Paint Shield also includes antimicrobial properties.

In addition to its microbicidal effects, Paint Shield also features great coverage and durability and can be applied to non-porous ceilings, walls, doors and trim. Further, it comes in 550 colors in Sherwin Williams’ popular Eg-Shel finish, which boasts just a bit of sheen and stands up to multiple cleanings.

Is Microbe-Killing Paint Right for Your Home?

What does this mean for homeowners? The marks made on your walls by sticky little nose wipers, projectile food, airborne illness, or backyard dirt are no match for the paint on your walls. Within two hours of contact with your antibacterial paint, the little cooties are gone. So you can rest easy when your little (or immunocompromised) hands glide along the surface of your walls.

Sherwin Williams’ CEO Chris Connor called Paint Shield “one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in (Sherwin Williams’) nearly 150-year history of innovation.” Jason Phillips, CEO and President of Phillips Home Improvements, calls it common sense for your walls.

What’s the Big Deal with Germ-Fighting Paint?

Through June 30th, in an effort to serve our community in response to the flu season and COVID-19 outbreak, Phillips is giving Paint Shield, retailing at $84.99 per gallon, to the community for no extra charge over and above the price of a regular interior paint job. By comparison, an average gallon of interior paint purchased from Sherwin Williams ranges from $29.99 to $79.59. That’s a whopping $40 average savings per gallon (about $150-200/room) straight from Phillips to you – with the added benefit of continuous bacterial-fighting power.

If your walls could talk, it’s likely they would be saying, “Hurry to Phillips for a little extra peace of mind this season.” Your walls and family will thank you for years to come. For added peace of mind for your home (along with a free estimate), click here or call Phillips at (972) 479-5832.