For homeowners in and around O’Fallon, Edwardsville and surrounding areas, the paint all the professional painters talk about is Sherwin Williams. The enormous product base and the dependably high-quality delivered over generations will leave your household satisfied with any interior paint job where you elect Sherwin Williams products.

But, how do you navigate their many, many products? And what do some of their new products do? What really makes them better than Sherwin Williams paints already were?

Interior paint is far from “one-size-fits all.” You’ve probably read about different paint sheens and finishes, for example. And obviously, selecting the right color is a process in and of itself. With Sherwin William’s new Microbicidal paint line, now there’s another option on the table:

Do you want your paint to kill any bacteria that meets it?


What is Sherwin Williams’ Power of Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint?



Microbicidal paint is the new (and first EPA-registered) paint that kills more than 99.9% of bacteria that meets it. This includes Staph, MRSA, E. coli, VRE and Enterobacter aerogens. Within two hours of exposure on a surface painted with Paint Shield, you can consider that bacteria “zapped.”

Paint Shield offers families a new and effortless way to help prevent the spread of disease-causing bacteria. The solution is perfect for high-traffic areas and high-touch painted surfaces, and couldn’t have come at a better time.


What’s the difference between “microbicidal” and “antibacterial?”



Understanding the difference between these two terms is key to evaluate the performance of your interior paint options.

  • Microbicidal agents actively kill a broad array of microorganisms, including both bacteria and other infection-causing microbes.
  • Antibacterial agents in paint, on the other hand, only inhibit the growth of bacteria (specifically), and generally protect only the film of the paint.

Where can Paint Shield be used?



Paint Shield can be applied on any interior surfaces that are hard and nonporous, including ceilings, walls, doors and trim. It’s especially well-suited for athletic facilities, schools, day care centers, senior care communities, rental housing, hospitality settings, bathrooms, cruise ships and healthcare settings.


Paint Shield is available in 550 colors, all of which come in the easy-to-clean egg shell finish. If you have questions or would like to start talking about colors to get this paint put up in your home now, start a conversation with us right here on the site.