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California Paints Introduces Prep' n Size Wallpaper Primer with Microban Antimicrobial Protection

Published on 2004-02-10. Author : SpecialChem

California Paints, an innovative paint manufacturer, announced the introduction of its Prep' n Size(R) Wallpaper Primer with Microban(R) antimicrobial product protection. The nationally renowned Microban technology inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains and odors on the primer coating surface, and is available in many of California Paints' high quality interior paints.

Mold and mildew are simple, microscopic organisms that can grow virtually anywhere and are potentially destructive to wallpapered surfaces - causing staining, decomposition and objectionable musty odors. Spores germinate and grow on wallpaper material as well as the organic adhesives used during the application process.

Prep' n Size(R) Wallpaper Primer represents a breakthrough in primer technology by providing high-performance characteristics, plus resistance to bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause deterioration of the coating. It is a unique 100% acrylic latex formulation that properly prepares most interior surfaces for wallpaper, foil, flock, canvas-backed vinyl, paper-backed vinyl and canvas wall coverings. This one-step product bonds to most surfaces eliminating the need for sanding, priming and sizing. It is not water sensitive when dried, and allows for easy future removal of wallcoverings.

"Our new Prep' n Size Wallpaper Primer with Microban protection is the next step in the evolution of our high-quality primers," said Ron Boyajian, product marketing manager of California Paints. "The antimicrobial agent is an integral part of the product's molecular structure, meaning it will not wash or rub off, and will provide our customers with maximum protection for many years."

Built-in Microban antimicrobial protection provides consistent and proven effectiveness against microbes that cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Microban antimicrobial protection has been incorporated in a broad array of products, including shopping carts, cutting boards, kitchen utensils, sinks, tubs, air filters, footwear, textiles and more.

About California Paints

Based in Andover, Mass., California Paints is a division of the employee-owned California Products Corporation, an innovative manufacturer of quality paints, coatings, and sports surfacing systems since 1926. Today, California Paints continues to blaze a trail in the paint industry. Recently, its line of 2010 Interior and Exterior Finishes set a new standard for 100% Acrylic Latex technology. The Fres-Coat house paint has been rated #1 by a leading consumer publication and Storm Stain(R) competes successfully with national stain lines. California Paints products are sold exclusively through select independent paint retailers.

MICROBAN is a registered trademark of Microban Products Company .

Source: California Paints


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