A Clean Finish: The Importance of Anti-Microbial Paint

In any human environment you visit, germs surround us. What if you could help spray it away?

antimicrobial paint

In any human environment you visit, germs surround us. What if you could help spray it away? Antimicrobial paint is a finishing pigment infused with additives to make the applied surface resistant to microbes: harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses, fungi, mildew, mold and more. Activated by moisture, this advanced technology uses silver ions encapsulated in the powder coat finish to kill offending microbes on the product.

It goes beyond our current crisis climate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: antimicrobial paint has been a historical staple in hospitals, outpatient facilities, and more. Antimicrobial coating provides a long-lasting layer of protection, ensuring microbes have a hard time surviving on the applied surface, as well as minimizing staining and degradation, while mitigating bad odors. The benefits don’t stop at hygiene: in a home, microbicidal paint can even stop mold and mildew from growing, keeping your walls and trim looking sharp. Antimicrobial treatment is especially important in damp and moist environments where bacterium and other contaminants can thrive, like kitchens, laundromats, and public bathrooms.

Recently, schools, food production facilities, and more organizations and homeowners are making an investment in antimicrobial paint. Even after the pandemic passes, old threats like staph and MRSA won’t go away. H1N1 alone can live on a surface for 24 hours, adding to the potential hazards within a space. Furthermore, the increasing rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” make it a public duty to stop microbial colonization in its tracks and prolong life and livelihood of guests. Luckily, there’s a colorful solution to help public health. Antimicrobial paint lends a clean aesthetic, and a hygienic layer of protection against sickness and liability.

It’s why we gladly add antimicrobial coating to some of our product lines, from wire shelving in a hospital to filing cabinets in a research facility. Aurora Storage® Shelving, Mobile Storage Systems, and our Times-2™ Rotary Cabinets can be ordered in 32 beautiful colors in an antimicrobial powder coating finish to maintain a healthy environment for staff and patients – and to protect immunocompromised people and more in any other setting.

Contact an Aurora representative to see if antimicrobial powder coating paint is right for your storage solutions. We’ve got an eye for design – and public safety.