In order to meet the needs of healthcare facilities, clinical environments require a higher frequency of cleaning with especially harsh disinfectants. This raises a challenge for facility administrators, architects and specifiers as these harsh cleaning regimes place a greater emphasis on coatings to deliver a hardwearing, chemical resistant finish, without sacrificing the aesthetics or low odour/low voc requirements.

International markets have made inroads into such offers, however in Australia most systems are delivered via conventional paints without specific testing to meet hospital requirements. As part of the Dulux innovation program, we have worked to deliver this dedicated range of products targeted at clinical environments. These have been thoroughly tested against harsh cleaning regimes to ensure we meet the expectations that come with being the market leader in this space.

Bayer research into healthcare facilities has determined that low odour and durability are the key determinants of success in these settings.

Testing detail

Our R&D team has tested extensively against both in-house and key competitor products and has proven that Dulux Professional SteriGuard delivers above and beyond on all the key requirements in the healthcare sector as outlined by industry experts.



Product Scrub resistance Chemical resistance Stain resistance VOCs - meets GBCA guidelines Overall rating

SteriGuard Interior Low Sheen

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Chemical resistance for long-lasting walls

Dulux Professional SteriGuard has been tested against a wide range of clinical cleaning products.

Vigorously tested for premium results

Dulux Professional SteriGuard Durable Acrylic Low Sheen - White

SteriGuard Durable Acrylic Low Sheen and SteriGuard Ultra have been thoroughly tested to withstand commonly used chemicals in clinical cleaning programs.

In addition to our testing, Dulux has a partnership with Covestro in order to deliver the right technical solution. Partner organisations have been pivotal in ensuring that the SteriGuard products uses premium technical innovations and raw materials.

Both Bio-Pruf™ and Bayhydrol™ Technologies allow SteriGuard to stand alone in its class as the premium healthcare paint solution in the market.