Special finishing paint with high virus inactivating properties

Tikkurila's Argentum 20 is a special finishing paint with high virus inactivating properties against Bovine Coronavirus.

Protecting the surface from bacteria

Argentum paint was designed to protect and beautify the surfaces around us. It is a waterborne semi-matt special topcoat for interior walls and ceilings designed to help manage hygiene in demanding sites.

Argentum 20 contains active silver which (while keeping high level of hygiene in the facility) limits the growth of bacteria on the painted surface. The product has been tested according to standard ISO 22196 with an exposure time of 24 hours. 


High virus inactivating properties against Bovine Coronavirus

Argentum 20 wallpaint has been tested to speed up the inactivation of corona type viruses that has been in contact with the painted surface.

The test results show a high virus inactivating activity against the Bovine Coronavirus (S379 Riems) using the quantitative carrier test according to ISO 21702:201. The test was carried out by Eurovir Hygiene-Labor GmbH (date of test report: January 4, 2021).

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Resistant to wear and abrasion

Argentum 20 withstands heavy wear in demanding conditions and can be cleaned with hospital detergents and disinfectants.

Argentum is a perfect choice for walls and ceilings in spaces where excellent abrasion resistance and high level of hygiene are required and a high level of hygiene. These spaces are for example hospital corridors and patient rooms and other such facilities in which the surfaces are under major stress.


How Argentum works?

Argentum forms an easy to clean hygienic surface. It contains active silver as an effective agent that will prevent the growth of bacterial strains on the painted surface and provide good hygiene.


Tikkurila paints help keeping the Children’s Hospital hygienic and healthy

The Children’s Hospital in Helsinki opened its doors to patients in September 2018, focusing on specialized, demanding healthcare for children across Finland.

Argentum 20, an M1-class paint, was specified in the New Children’s Hospital for spaces with particularly strict hygiene requirements. 

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Less emissions during and after the painting

Argentum 20 is an M1-class paint, meaning contributes to less emissions during and after the painting

The M1 classification sets limit values for the emission of VOC, formaldehyde and ammonia. Also the acceptability of the odour is assessed. The highest standard, M1, is for materials that emit extremely low levels of compounds into the room space.

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