The zero-VOC formula contains silver and other antimicrobial additives.
Benjamin Moore has created Eco Spec WB Silver, the first zero-VOC paint in the U.S. formulated with elemental silver and other EPA-approved antimicrobial additives that inhibit bacterial odors and mildew growth on the paint surface. A premium commercial coating, Eco Spec WB Silver is the latest addition to the company’s Green Promise portfolio of paint products formulated with Benjamin Moore’s Gennex waterborne colorant system. The product remains zero-VOC even after tinting and no matter the color. Eco Spec WB Silver’s mildew-resistant quality helps to extend the useful life of the coating. At the same time, it renders a dried paint film that resists mold, fungus and bacterial odors and is durable even after repeated washings, according to the company. And, like the original Eco Spec WB formulation, it is low-odor, zero-VOC yet available in any color, and remains VOC-free regardless the tint. An ideal choice for projects applying for LEED credits, Eco Spec WB Silver is recommended for high-humidity locations and high-traffic commercial facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, dorms, day care, health and fitness centers, museums, restaurants, hotels, resorts, government offices and military compounds. Eco Spec WB Silver is available in three finishes: flat, eggshell and semi-gloss. It is sold in single and five-gallon containers.