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Antimicrobial Surface Coatings & Protectants

Permanent and long-term antimicrobial products are chemical products that are applied to a surface by the consumer to provide a protective coating barrier that provides abrasion, scratch, moisture, and chemical resistance. Eco-AG+ is a nontoxic chemical technology that is infused with a proprietary silver chloride which is a natural antimicrobial agent. This safe to use, zero VOC surface coating formula is proven to reduce the overall level of microbes by up to 99.99%.

Eco-AG+ antimicrobial surface coating solutions are great compliments to disinfectant sprays, wipes, and cleaners. You have to disinfect and clean every two hours to control bacteria which about the average time for residual kill of a typical disinfectant. After that, bacteria and other pathogens begin to land on surfaces, then the cycle begins again. There is no one product that kills everything, nor do we want to kill every pathogen. The objective is to reduce the levels of harmful bacteria by targeting high touch surfaces which are key transfer points. Our permanent and long-term antimicrobial surface coatings work non-stop 24/7 for lifetime of the film. These protective films applied on high touch surfaces are a perfect compliment when used in tandem with our Defender Sporicidal Disinfectant to help control emerging viruses such as Covid-19 and to keep surfaces looking like new, stays cleaner, and with an antimicrobial protective barrier.

Frequently Asked Questions About Antimicrobials

Antimicrobial vs Antibacterial - What’s the difference?

Antimicrobials and antibacterials are very similar in that they stop or kill bacteria. Antimicrobials, however, also stop the growth of mold and fungi and protect surfaces for longer periods of time compared to antibacterials. Both have widespread uses and applications and should be included in a well-rounded cleaning routine.

What is an antimicrobial?

According to the EPA, an antimicrobial is "intended to disinfect, sanitize, reduce or mitigate growth or development of microbiological organisms or protect inanimate objects, industrial processes or systems, surfaces, water, or other chemical substances from contamination, fouling, or deterioration caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, algae, or slime."

To sum it up, antimicrobials protect you or a surface from potentially harmful microorganisms by stunting or stopping the microorganism's growth.

Should you avoid using bleach to kill bacteria?

In short, YES. Bleach is a popular cleaning agent because it effectively kills bacteria, and its harsh chemical smell only reinforces our bias that it is powerful. However, bleach also has a limited efficacy lifespan and cannot cut through Biofilm. Also, why expose yourself and others to the harmful smell and effects of bleach? Bleach has been shown to irritate the skin and respiratory system, and repeated use only worsens these issues. Those with any respiratory problems such as asthma or allergies are especially susceptible and should avoid using bleach entirely. Instead, opt for a natural, nontoxic antibacterial or antimicrobial agent to clean and sanitize surfaces. Bleach will also degrade and even colorize surface coatings or finishes. It will also corrode metals.