Sureshield is formulated with antimicrobials to help suppress the growth of odor and stain-causing microorganisms on the coating.
Sureshield is not intended as a substitute for good hygiene or to prevent foodborne or infectious illnesses.
frequently asked questions for consumers
On this page, we highlight the most frequently asked questions and provide you with straightforward answers. After exploring these questions and answers, send us a note with your remaining questions or contact your Sureshield Coatings Company representative directly.
- What is Sureshield
- Why should I use products treated with Sureshield?
- What type of antimicrobial protection does it provide?
- How does it work?
- How quickly does antimicrobial activity take place?
- Are the coatings environmentally safe?
- Do these products produce resistant strains?
- How long will the coating last?
- Are the coatings fingerprint resistant?
- How do I find products treated with Sureshield for my home?
- What kinds of products can be treated with Sureshield?
- At the end of the day, what benefits do I obtain by using products treated with Sureshield?
Sureshield is a series of coatings for any type of metal that contain antimicrobial compounds to inhibit the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria, molds, mildews, and fungi on the coating. Sureshield resists fingerprints and is easy to clean. Sureshield can be applied to metal either before of after the part is fabricated.
Sureshield promotes freshness by attacking the very source of a universal problem: odor and stain-causing bacteria, molds, mildews, and fungi on the coating. This long-lasting treatment is used in many ways to enhance product performance and address concerns on matters of environmental freshness. Sureshield reduces the appearance of fingerprints on the coating and is easier to clean while providing a more alluring look.
Simply put, antimicrobial protection means that Sureshield inhibits the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria, molds, mildews, and fungi on the coating that can cause odors, stains, deterioration, corrosion, and contamination.
When microorganisms appear on the surface of the coating, antimicrobial compounds make contact with them and disrupt the microorganisms' attempts to live and remain comfortable. Instead of continuing to grow, the microorganisms will not grow, and after a short period of time, the microorganisms can no longer be measured by standard laboratory equipment.
Sureshield's antimicrobial properties are activated upon application. Test results show that the coatings will suppress the growth of microbes within minutes and significantly reduce them within 24 hours.
Yes. The coatings contain no heavy metals and have low or no volatile organic compounds (VOC's). The antimicrobial compounds used in Sureshield are registered for use with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other similar regulatory agencies around the world.
For over 50 years, the antimicrobial compounds used in Sureshield have never harbored resistant strains of bacteria or other microorganisms.
The coatings, when applied correctly, should remain on the base metal for the useful life of the metal product while continuing to inhibit the growth of odor and stain-causing microorganisms.
Yes, all Sureshield formulas provide increased fingerprint resistance to metal, providing an easier-to-clean and more attractive finish.
Sureshield is available on many products around the world. To find out who manufactures products treated with Sureshield, please contact Sureshield Coatings Company. You can also contact manufacturers and retailers of products directly to find out when and where they will have their products available with Sureshield.
To see the types of products that can be treated with Sureshield, please go to the Product Applications page.
By using products treated with Sureshield, you will reduce odors and stains caused by the growth of bacteria, molds, mildews, and fungi on the coating. You will also no longer have to deal with fingerprints left metal surfaces, and you will no longer need expensive and difficult-to-use specialty cleaners, as Sureshield can be cleaned simply with mild soap and water.