Covid-19 has greatly affected us as individuals as well as a society. Many of us have contracted the virus, or know someone who has. We have also seen or experienced the loss of income or livelihood due to quarantine and community-wide shutdowns. With masks being encouraged, hand sanitizer and disinfectant being essential, and extra caution when leaving the house being crucial, some of us may wonder other ways we can protect against this virus as well as other potentially harmful microbes. Antimicrobial paint is a tool that can be used to help prevent the spread of many diseases and bacteria. But what exactly is Antimicrobial paint?
Antimicrobial paint is an easy and cost-effective way to protect the surface of various items from bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses. Antimicrobial additives are generally easy to use in all types of solvents, water-based paints, oil-based paints, and powder paints. Once they are mixed into the paint, they will not leech or affect the coloring or finish. In fact, they will make the paint more durable and help protect your surfaces from stains, odor, and age.
Antimicrobial paints have mainly been used for hospitals and medical equipment. However, we can now see these paints making their way into homes and businesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as numerous paint manufacturers have taken serious steps to perfect antimicrobial coatings when it comes to protection against bacteria and viruses. Because of this wave of antimicrobial paint making its way into homes, more and more manufacturers are offering germ-resistant coatings to household items like fridges, ovens, and stoves.
This all sounds nice, but what exactly are the benefits of antimicrobial paints? Well for starters, the reason these paints are so important in hospitals is that they keep surfaces as safe and as clean as possible. These paints are specifically created and formulated to contain antimicrobial agents. This stunt a microorganism’s ability to grow and manifest on different surfaces.
These kinds of paints and coatings prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew while still having a beautiful finish to the surface. In addition to protecting your surfaces from microbes, you’re also strengthening the surface against general wear and tear.
Plenty of microbes thrive on the surfaces of the things around us. Others however float through the air, so how does paint help with that? Antimicrobial paint not only protects surfaces, but it also helps reduce 99% of all common pathogens in our air.
With all of this information, it is crucial to keep in mind that antimicrobial paints should always be handled by a commercial painter. They are trained to perfectly apply the pain and yield the best results, therefore giving you more value to your investment.
In today’s world, it’s important to protect our environment and our loved ones from viral and bacterial microbes. We have seen the damage these tiny little organisms can do, and taking extra precautions can help you protect your belongings and loved ones from that harm. We at ONiT Painting are ready to help you take this extra step. Contact us today for more information on how we can provide you with an extra precaution against microorganisms.