Crown Trade - Steracryl antimicrobial paint

Claim made by: Crown Paints
Location: Company website
Spotted on: 2014-02-21

The claim made is that:

"SteriTouch® liquid additive was incorporated into the base formulation of the paint, demonstrating its versatility and producing a bacterial reduction of 99.9%. Field trials in an NHS maternity ward have demonstrated a reduction in MRSA not just on the coated wall itself, but the surrounding areas."

Update 2014-10-30

I contacted Crown paints and SteriTouch® Ltd about their claim that Steracryl antimicrobial paint produces “a bacterial reduction of 99.9%. Field trials in an NHS maternity ward have demonstrated a reduction in MRSA not just on the coated wall itself, but the surrounding areas."

SteriTouch® responded within hours with reports showing that the paint was independently examined using the JIS Z 2801 method (a Japanese anti-microbial lab standard) showing this bacterial reduction under lab conditions but said they don’t have access to the field trial data. Crown paints have so far only responded to direct me back to the SteriTouch® website.

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