Microbicidal paint to kill germs on high touch surfaces.

Posted on August 25, 2022

Imagine all the germs circulating in your commercial settings – especially in schools, daycares, restrooms, medical offices, assisted living facilities, and lobbies.

While you can spend money sanitizing walls and surfaces repeatedly, you can now use paint to kill many germs on painted surfaces like walls and doors.

Microbicidal paint is a type of paint that is specifically formulated to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It is commonly used in hospitals, schools, and other public buildings to reduce the risk of infections and cross-contamination.

One of the main benefits of using microbicidal paint is that it provides a continuous and long-lasting source of antimicrobial protection. Unlike traditional disinfectants, which must be applied repeatedly, microbicidal paint can provide ongoing protection for months or even years. This makes it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas where the risk of infection is particularly high.

Problem:  High germ surfaces.

Answer:  Microbicidal paints.

Sherwin Williams sells microbicidal paint that’s EPA-tested. Their paint Shield® microbicidal paint kills many bacteria on surfaces, including about 99.9% of Staph, MRSA, E. coli, VRE, and others. The germ-killing properties work in about 2 hours after the surface is painted and kill germs for years.

Microbicidal Paint keeps killing germs for about three years!

These paint coatings kill about 90% of bacteria, even after being repeatedly contaminated by the bacteria. They continue to kill the germs for about 3-4 years.

Is Microbicidal paint the same thing as Antimicrobial Paint?

No. They sound similar, but both have very different functions:

  • Antimicrobial agents in paints inhibit the growth of microorganisms like mildew and mold. Many premium exterior paints and bathroom paints have Antimicrobial agents added to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.


  • Microbicidal compounds in paints actively kill microscopic organisms and germs that can cause sickness and infection.

Where does it make sense to use Microbicidal Paints?

  • Dental office with white walls Milton, MAHigh traffic areas like lobbies, restrooms, gyms, locker rooms
  • Hand railings
  • Medical and dental offices
  • Hospitals
  • Daycare centers
  • Schools
  • Dorms
  • Bathrooms
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Gyms & locker rooms

Are Microbicidal Paints Expensive?

Microbicidal Paints can save you money and time from constant cleaning and sanitizing.

Our commercial clients often pick and choose areas where they use Microbicidial paints. They paint high-traffic and high-touch surface areas using the more expensive Microbicidial coating and use a less expensive coating for ceilings and trim, which don’t need the same germ protection.

If you’d like a quote on painting your Commercial Property using a Microbicidial paint coating, email [email protected] or call us at 781-422-1018. You can also schedule a quote online by clicking here.



You also might like to read:

Our painting services for Boston-area hospitals, medical and dental offices

Painting for schools and daycares in the Boston, South Shore, Plymouth, and Cape Cod areas


Written by: Paige NeJame – Franchise Owner

Meredith “Paige” NeJame is nationally known in the painting community and has written and published dozens of articles about painting and running a small business for publications such as The Washington Post, Forbes, Sherwin Williams’ blog, and Apartment Therapy.


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