General Paints Unveil Colourtrend’s ‘Surface Protect’ a New Antiviral, Antibacterial Paint That Works to Actively Reduce Bacteria and Viruses By Up To 99.99%
- First of its kind in the Irish market, Surface Protect offers a near zero VOC, washable, protective coating for interior walls that incorporates VAIRO® technology.
- VAIRO® technology is scientifically proven to reduce viruses and bacteria by up to 99.99%.
September 2022- General Paints is proud to announce the launch of its highly anticipated paint range, Surface Protect, the newest addition to the Colourtrend range. The antibacterial interior wall emulsion incorporates VAIRO® technology which defends against virus contamination and transmission as well as inhibiting bacteria growth. Designed to support wall surface hygiene, Colourtrend Surface Protect can help reduce viruses [i] and bacteria [ii] including COVID-19, influenza and E Coli by up to 99.99% (full list of viruses and bacteria included in editors notes).
Colourtrend’s Surface Protect contains advanced silver ion technology which is an inhospitable environment for viruses and bacteria thereby helping to promote a hygienic environment which protects surfaces and anyone who comes into contact with them. It works on both dry and wet surfaces with the silver ions destroying the membrane of the virus, rendering them non-functional.
Studies show  that contaminated healthcare environments represent major sources for the acquisition and transmission of pathogens. Through promoting hygienic environments by strategically interrupting pathogenic transmission pathways, Colourtrend Surface Protect Colourtrend Surface Protect can aid the battle against hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and their transmission. It is also suitable for facilities with high hygiene standards, such as, GP surgeries, dental surgeries, schools, crèches, and nursing homes.
Michelle Lee, Head of Technical, at General Paints says:
‘We are delighted to be introducing Surface Protect to the market, the latest addition to the Colourtrend family. We have had many years’ experience of producing antimicrobial coatings, however Colourtrend Surface protect is the next generation. This new technology is not only antimicrobial but also antiviral which has been tested to significantly reduce and almost eliminate virus activity on contact with the painted surface.
It has been designed to help support infection control particularly in hospitals where people are most at-risk. However, given the product benefits, Surface Protect can be used in all healthcare settings including GP surgeries, dental surgeries, and nursing homes as well as for use in schools, creches, gyms, hotels and anywhere where there are large gatherings of people, providing an additional layer of protection against a range of viruses and bacteria.’
With nearly 70 years of expertise being channelled into every can of paint, Colourtrend Surface Protect has been tested to the highest standard:
- Antiviral and antibacterial activity has been tested according to ISO 21702, ISO 22196.
- OECD guidance for efficacy of biocide treated article with microbial reduction by 99,0 – 99,99%.
- Antifungal properties in the paint film have been tested according to EN 15457.
- Resistance to frequent washing Class 1 according to EN 13300/ ISO 11998.
- Certified with Indoor Air Comfort GOLD, the world’s most rigorous indoor emission rating system.
- Surface Protect contains premium washable acrylic paint technology that will keep walls looking better for longer and is resistant to the absorption of common household stains.
- Surface Protect is available in any colour from across our collections and is available in 5L and 10L quantities.
For more information, please contact Wilson Hartnell:
Cliona Plunkett, 083 854 4925 or email@example.com
- Human Coronavirus SARS-CoV2
- Human Coronavirus OC43
- Human Coronavirus 229E
- Influenza Virus H1N1
- Bacteriophage PHi6, as surrogate for Coronavirus, Ebola, V, Influenza Viruses
- Bacteriophage MS2 as surrogate for Norovirus and others
- Escherichia Coli
- Staphylococcus Aureus
- Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
- Enterococcus Hirae
- Klebsiella Pneumoniae