We’ve upgraded our Dulux Trade Sterishield paint by giving it antiviral and antibacterial properties.
New Dulux Trade Sterishield Dual Active Matt is a quick-drying, water-based durable paint containing in-film antimicrobial additives, which inhibit bacteria and viruses.*
It effectively reduces populations of MRSA, S. Aureus, E. coli, Coronaviruses and Human Herpesvirus and Phi 6 bacteriophage.
Plus, when combined with appropriate cleaning practices, Dulux Trade Sterishield Dual Active Matt anti-bacterial paint helps promote a more hygienic environment.
The new scrubbable paint is stain-resistant and cleanable, offering a durable matt finish that’s suitable for all normal interior wall and ceiling surfaces.
What are the benefits?
- Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial*
- Durable Matt Finish (withstands 10,000 scrubs)
- Ideal in high use areas that need regular cleaning
- Suitable for use with approved NHS cleaning regime**
Touch Dry: 2 hours
Recoatable: 4-6 hours
Coverage: up to 16m² per litreBuy Now
Where to use it
Dulux Trade Sterishield Dual Active Matt is a durable paint ideal for use in any space where hygiene and cleanliness are important.
- GP surgeries
Industry & Commercial
- Pharmaceutical manufacturing
- Food preparation and eating areas
- Catering and kitchen operations
Accommodation & Leisure
- Nursing home & residential care homes
- Local authority and housing association properties
- Hotels and holiday villages
- Gym and recreational facilities
Designing for Dementia
Dementia friendly colour palette
Dulux Trade has developed evidence-based design principles to help pro-decorators create spaces that prioritise the wellbeing of people living with dementia – like care homes, for example.
Colour & contrast
Walls, floors and doors should be defined and have contrast between them. The recommendation is a minimum of 30 points of light reflectance Value (LRV). This helps occupants feel more confident and move around independently within the space.
Main Wall Colours
Learn more about our occupant-centred design principles here >
Discover the complete Dulux Trade cleanability range
Dulux Trade Diamond Matt
A tough and durable paint perfect for high traffic areas. Contains unique stain repellent technology, preventing stains from setting in to the surface, and anti-fade technology for long lasting colour.
Dulux Trade Sterishield Diamond Matt
A quick drying, water-based antibacterial paint containing an in-film Silver Bactericide, which inhibits bacteria and reduces populations of MRSA and E.coli. It is a tough, scrubbable, durable, stain-resistant matt emulsion.
Dulux Trade Sterishield Dual Active Matt
A quick drying, water-based antimicrobial paint, containing in-film antimicrobial additives, which inhibits bacteria and viruses*. It reduces populations of MRSA, S. Aureus, E. coli, Coronaviruses and Human Herpesvirus. It is a tough, scrubbable, durable, stain-resistant matt emulsion.
*Bacteria tested to ISO 22196 with over 99% less viable E. coli and MRSA left after 2 hours when compared to a control (Sterishield Diamond Matt). Viruses tested to ISO 21702 with: over 58 % less viable Feline Coronavirus left after 1 hour compared to a control (Sterishield Diamond Matt); over 41 % less viable Human Herpes Virus HHV-1 left after 1 hour compared to a control (Sterishield Diamond Matt); over 76 % less viable Human Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 left after 1 hour compared to a control (Sterishield Diamond Matt). Dulux Sterishield Dual Active is not a substitute for appropriate cleaning regimes and hygiene practices, including suitable ventilation.
**See National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021 Report.