We all know that paint can make our surfaces look nice and provide a layer of added protection against the elements, but did you know that microbicidal paint can also keep you healthy? Since COVID-19, there is a greater emphasis on public health, which makes microbicidal paints one of the industry’s most rapidly expanding markets.
Before going any further, it helps to point out the difference between microbicidal and other germ-resistant paints, such as antimicrobial and antibacterial. Antimicrobial paint inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as mildew and mold that can stain and deteriorate a coating over time. It can also inhibit bacterial odor growth. Meanwhile, antibacterial paint inhibits the growth of bacteria only in the paint film itself. Microbicidal paint goes a step further by actively killing a broad array of microscopic organisms, including both bacteria and other infection-causing microorganisms.
Microbicidal paint kills more than 99.9% of Staph, E.coli, MRSA, VRE and Enterobacter Aerogenes within two hours of exposure on painted surfaces and continues to kill 90% of bacteria even after repeated contamination. This level of effectiveness lasts for up to four years as long as the integrity of the surface is maintained.
Microbicidal paint can be applied on interior hard, nonporous ceilings, walls, doors and trim, and is perfect for healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical companies, food & beverage production facilities, schools, and other high-occupancy locations like office buildings, athletic facilities, day care centers, senior care communities, residential housing, retail stores, hospitality settings and amusement parks.
With 45-years of experience, Alpine Painting can provide unmatched counsel on microbicidal and other germ-resistant paints. As this is a relatively new technology, we make sure to keep our knowledge and methodologies up to date, which, combined with our stellar safety and management history, set the foundation for a job that’s always done safely and correctly.
Call Alpine today to learn more about microbicidal paint technologies and if they’re right for you.