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Boston University: Why We Used Paint Shield®

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New Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint was the perfect solution for a repaint of the FitRec Center at Boston University.

The center, including two pools, two gyms, locker facilities and a rock-climbing wall, has been a popular addition to campus since opening in 2005.

“The ability to kill specific bacteria is why we chose it,” says Michael Mercurio, a project manager with the university’s Facilities Management and Planning Department. “Paint Shield was the right choice.”

Applies like normal paint

The two-coat system was brushed-and-rolled by Wilder Painting of Quincy, Massachusetts.

“We were curious to see how the application process would go, and to see if it performed like a standard commercial paint,” says Ron Pagliuca, Vice President of Wilder Painting. “The reps were very helpful in addressing any concerns that might come up about it given that it’s a new system, but it was really just like applying normal paint.”

Primed for future use

Successfully installed at FitRec, Paint Shield is now part of the specification package for at least 39 rest rooms in the university’s high-rise dormitories. And Mercurio sees its potential for use on the BU Medical Campus as well.

“The Dental Academy there is being approved for a major renovation, and I really think Paint Shield makes sense there,” he says. “It’s absolutely the right product for that environment.”

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This article was originally published in the Spring 2017 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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