Argentum 20

For interior walls, ceilings and woodwork within hospitals.


Anti-bacterial eggshell for interior walls, ceilings and woodwork, offers good chemical and scratch resistance (class 04, 05, 06) and aids in the prevention of multi-bacterial growth including MRSA and E. coli. Once dry the product forms an incredibly scrub and impact-resistant film, also it holds an M1 emissions classification certifying it safe for use in environments where atmospheric air quality is critical.

Suitable for walls and ceilings in rooms requiring a high standard of hygiene. Recommended for interiors, hospitals and other healthcare facilities as well as various food production facilities, such as dairies and breweries. The product withstands hard wear and intensive cleaning, with detergents and disinfectants designed for hospital use.

Argentum 20 prevents bacterial growth on painted surfaces thanks to active silver contained in the paint. It has been tested according to standard ISO 22196. The bacterial strains used in the standard are Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538P and Escherichia coli ATCC 8739.

The active silver in the paint is effective against many microbial species, including the following:

  • Gram-negative bacteria: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, P. stutzeri, Enterobacter cloacae, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Gram-positive bacteria: S. aureus, S. epidermidis, Enterococcus faecium, E. faecalis.
  • Antibiotic-resistant bacteria: MRSA, VRE, multidrug-resistant.
  • P. aeruginosa, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.
  • Yeasts and moulds: Candida glabrata, C. albicans, C. tropicalis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Features and benefits:

  • Product ecolabels: M1.
  • Volatile organic compound (VOC) levels: Low (50-149 g/l).
  • Theoretical cover rate: 5–8 m²/L. (approximately).
  • Minimum content: Minimum contents are the can size less 10%.


For interior walls, ceilings and woodwork within hospitals.

General information


Semi Matt (11-35%)


High performance, anti-bacterial, MRSA resistant


2.7 L, 9 L, 18 L

Uniclass 2015

Pr_35_31_68_40 Hygienic coatingsPrimary


M60/18 Special coating

M60/195 Special coating

Specification data - Hygienic coatings Enhanced data

Product Reference

Argentum 20




Light colours tinted according to Tikkurila's Symphony colour card, insert requirements.

Resistance to organisms

To standard ISO 22196. Chemical and scratch resistance class 04, 05, 06 and aids in the prevention of multi-bacterial growth including MRSA and E. coli

Standard product features


Thousands of shades available.


High performance, anti-bacterial, MRSA resistant.


Semi Matt (11-35%).


2.7 L, 9 L, 18 L.

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