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Argentum 20 - Special hygienic finishing coat


Argentum 20 is a waterborne special surface paint to help hygiene control in demanding environments. Thanks to its superior technical qualities, Argentum 20 is a functional product designed specifically for interior wall and ceiling surfaces that are expected to have excellent wear resistance and a high level of hygiene.

Argentum 20 contains active silver as an effective agent that will prevent the growth of bacterial strains on the painted surface and provide good hygiene.


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



Walls and ceilings in rooms requiring a high standard of hygiene. Recommended

for interiors with chemical and scratch resistance requirements: hospitals and other

healthcare facilities, schools, kindergartens and retirement homes. Argentum 20

withstands hard wear in challenging environments, and intensive cleaning also

with detergents and disinfectants designed for hospital use. It is suitable for both

renovation projects and new buildings.


Argentum 20 prevents bacterial growth on painted surfaces thanks to the active
silver contained in the paint. It has been tested according to the 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.


Argentum 20

Wall and ceiling surfaces in premises in which the surface is expected to have excellent wear resistance and a high level of hygiene. For example, lobbies, staircases, hospital corridors and patient rooms and other such facilities in which the surfaces are subject to major stress.

Application method: Brush, roller or airless spray gun.
- nozzle 0.015"–0.021"
- thinning 0–5 % by volume
Thinner: Water
Colour Range: Light colors tinted according to Tikkurila's Symphony color card
Product data sheet