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COPPER ARMOR Antiviral and Antibacterial Interior Paint


Gallon/3.78 L (01), 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05)


Eggshell, Satin, Semi Gloss

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Powered by Corning® Guardiant® Anti-Microbial Copper Ion Technology, PPG COPPER ARMOR Interior Paint provides continuous protection on the painted surface, within 2 hours of exposure, from bacteria and viruses^ between cleaning and disinfecting. PPG COPPER ARMOR Interior Paint is EPA-Registered as an Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial paint that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on the painted surface* by utilizing the intrinsic antimicrobial properties of copper to take an innovative non-chemical approach to killing bacteria and viruses. This product is now available in select locations. Please check the map to see if Copper Armor is available in your state.


  • Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria within 2 hours of exposure*
  • Continuously kills viruses and bacteria for up to 5 years^
  • EPA-Registered
  • Low Odor/Zero VOC†
  • Powered by Corning® Guardiant® Anti-Microbial Copper Ion Technology
*Kills 99.9% of bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii, Enterobacter aerogenes, Methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), Escherichia Coli (E. coli), and Salmonella, and viruses Feline Calicivirus and SARS CoV-2 within 2 hours of exposure to paint surfaces. ^Effective for up to 5 years based on test method “Protocol for the Evaluation of Bactericidal Activity of Antimicrobial Coated Surfaces” (MRID 51062601) as long as the integrity of the surface is maintained and is part of a comprehensive infection control and hygiene program. Cleaning agents typically used to maintain painted surfaces are permissible including multi-purpose, bleach, and peroxide cleaners. Quaternary ammonium (quats) disinfectants should be avoided. †Colorants added to this base paint may increase VOC level significantly depending of color choice.

Area Preparation

Surface must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, grease, and any other surface contaminants. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Sand all glossy, rough, and patched surfaces. Plaster, concrete, and masonry surfaces must be completely dry, free of efflorescence, and allowed to cure for 30 days prior to painting. When applied to an uncoated substrate or to bare wood, two coats are required with the first coat acting as the primer. Uncoated substrates, repaired surfaces, or lightly stained areas may require additional coats. For severe stains, water marks, and other challenging conditions, such as bare metal or chalky surfaces, use an appropriate specialty primer. 

WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1‑800‑424‑LEAD or log on to Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation. 

Application Details

Stir thoroughly before using and occasionally when in use. When using more than one can of the same color, intermix to ensure color uniformity. USE WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Read all label and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information prior to use. SDS is available here or by calling 1-800-441-9695. 

Application Equipment: Apply with a high-quality brush, roller, paint pad, or by spray equipment. Where necessary, apply a second coat and allow each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next coat. 

Airless Spray: Pressure 1500 to 2000 psi; tip 0.015” to 0.021”. 

Spray equipment must be handled with due care and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendation. High-pressure injection of coatings into the skin by airless equipment may cause serious injury. 

Brush: Nylon/Polyester Brush Roller (nap roller cover): 3/8” - 3/4” 

Thinning: Do not thin. 

Permissible temperatures during application: Material: 50 to 90ºF 10 to 32ºC Ambient: 50 to 90ºF 10 to 32ºC Substrate: 50 to 90ºF 10 to 32ºC

Drying Time

Dry time at 77ºF (25ºC); 50% relative humidity. 

To Touch: 30-60 minutes 

To Recoat: 2-4 hours 

To Full Cure: 30 days 

Drying times listed may vary depending on temperature, humidity, film build, color, and air movement. Wait at least 30 days after painting before cleaning the surface with a non-abrasive, mild cleanser. Very deep colors may require longer to fully cure.


Approximately 300 to 400 sq. ft. (28 to 37 sq. meters) per U.S. Gallon (3.78L) on smooth, nonporous surfaces.


Clean tools with warm, soapy water

Additional Info:

Questions about Copper Armor? Check out our Copper Armor FAQs 

For complete, up-to-date technical information, call our Technical Services Team at 1-800-441-9695.

Looking for a datasheet? Access PPG's full datasheet portal here or visit

Code Finish Base Sizes Download
29-1310 Eggshell White & Pastel Base Gallon/3.78 L (01), 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05)
29-1410 Satin White & Pastel Base Gallon/3.78 L (01), 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05)
29-1510 Semi Gloss White & Pastel Base Gallon/3.78 L (01), 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05)
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