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the newly repainted common area of the Philadelphia Athletic Rec Center

Philadelphia Rec Center: Why We Used Paint Shield®

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The specification of Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint played an important role at the recently completed Philadelphia Athletic Recreation Center renovation project, says Sandra Ho of AEC Cares, the nonprofit that coordinated the volunteer urban renewal project with the City of Philadelphia and the Community Design Collaborative.

“These are high-traffic areas,” she says. “So to be able to use a coating that has the power to kill harmful bacteria on painted surfaces such as Paint Shield, the application is certainly warranted.”

Sherwin-Williams donation

Mark Hagopian, a Sherwin-Williams division sales manager, recommended Paint Shield, which was donated for use in the rec center’s lobby and auditorium. “When we explained to them what Paint Shield could do, that was the attraction,” he says.

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Paint Shield is the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint and kills greater than 99.9 percent of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) and Enterobacter aerogenes within 2 hours of exposure on the paint surface. It continues to kill 90 percent of these bacteria even after repeated contamination for up to four years when the integrity of the surface is maintained.

Visit to learn more about this revolutionary new microbicidal paint and to see if it’s right for one of your future projects.

This article was originally published in the Fall 2016 issue of the Sherwin-Williams CommercialPro newsletter. Get more business-building tips and info on products, services, discounts and project solutions on the Sherwin-Williams contractor website

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