SurfaceWise2™ FAQ

Allied BioScience, a biotechnology company, is the founder of SurfaceWise2™.

Other coatings with antibacterial claims, such as Microban™ only kill bacteria – not viruses. COVID-19 is caused by a virus. SurfaceWise2™ is antibacterial and antiviral, which means it kills bacteria and viruses continuously for at least 90 days.

Yes. It is the first and only residual antiviral with proven continuous kill of coronaviruses on surfaces for 90 days.

On most surfaces, the coating will only need to be applied four times per year to provide continuous protection.

SurfaceWise2™ is a long-lasting surface coating. The coating bonds to both hard and soft surfaces to create an antiviral barrier. It provides effective, 24/7 protection for 90 days or longer, even with regular cleaning and disinfecting.

Viruses begin dying as soon as they encounter SurfaceWise2™. The active ingredient in it aggressively kills bacteria and viruses by disrupting viral cell’s membranes, making them ineffective. 90% are killed within 10 minutes of contact, and 99.9% within two hours.

First, SOLID will perform a virtual or in-person site assessment and create a quarterly or annual program proposal. We will then perform an initial deep cleaning and disinfection to safely and effectively prepare surfaces, followed by certified application of the SurfaceWise2™ coating to appropriate surfaces using electrostatic spray systems.

Quarterly application of SurfaceWise2™ by SOLID offers several benefits:

  • Protection for any space, including common areas and lobbies, meeting rooms, offices, manufacturing and warehouse spaces, control centers and more.
  • No downtime. Spaces can be occupied minutes after application.
  • Continuous deactivation of virus and bacteria adds another level of comfort and safety for employees, clients and visitors.
  • Potential for cost savings by reducing the frequency of disinfection.

SOLID can partner with you to install signage and provide communications to let employees and visitors know that surfaces have been treated with the long-lasting, non-toxic antiviral coating.

The PPE that may be required while the coating is applied is the same for any sprayed chemical. SOLID’s technicians will use a mask, goggles and gloves for their protection.

Yes. Proven scientific evidence (stringent EPA testing standards and independently confirmed results) shows the antiviral coating continuously controls the spread of coronaviruses from contaminated surfaces, killing more than 90% of viruses in 10 minutes and 99.99% in 2 hours.

SurfaceWise2™ uses X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) testing on a surface and can be used to verify the presence of SurfaceWise2™ over time in actual use. XRF testing is unique to SurfaceWise2™.

The EPA has provided a Section 18 Emergency Exemption waiver for specific use. The manufacturer is pursuing a full registration for broad, national use and is working with the EPA on testing protocols for this novel category.

No, because the products on the EPA’s List N are disinfectants, not antiviral coatings. SurfaceWise2™ is the only antiviral coating that currently has EPA approval.

No. Legally, there are no products that can make an extended kill claim. Other products that attempt to make similar claims must state that the product cannot provide an extended kill of illness-causing pathogens. Similar products only provide momentary disinfection- they are not long lasting.

Yes. In fact, SurfaceWise2™ has achieved the EPA’s best possible safety characterization (category IV). It is non-flammable, non-toxic, odorless, contains no VOCs and leaves no visible film or residue on most surfaces.

SurfaceWise2™ is not a substitute for routine cleaning. Instead, it offers an additional layer of protection to reduce bacteria and infectious viruses on surfaces.

Yes. Regular cleaning and disinfection will not degrade the coating.

SOLID is a preferred nationwide partner for SurfaceWise2™. We will partner with you to assess your facility’s needs and develop a customized Consolidated Care Plan for ongoing cleaning, disinfection, maintenance and response.

As part of your Consolidated Care Plan, SOLID’s team will apply the coating. They are fully trained and certified to ensure surfaces are properly prepared and apply the coating appropriately.

Your SOLID representative can work with you to determine the potential cost savings.

No, SOLID is an approved, preferred service partner and expertly trained to deep clean surfaces and apply the coating using electrostatic spray systems nationwide. We do not sell the product for others to provide the service.

No one can be present during the application process.

The antiviral coating remains fully effective for at least 90 days, even after repeated contamination and cleaning. How long it lasts past 90 days depends on the amount of abrasion to the surface.

Yes. SurfaceWise2™ is not a substitute for the regular cleaning of surfaces. Instead, it offers an additional barrier to reduce human exposure to infectious viruses from surfaces. Your surfaces still need to be regularly cleaned as part of your normal protocols.

If the surfaces are not cleaned prior to treatment with SurfaceWise2™, it may not bind properly to the surface. This can result in reduced durability over time.

96% ethanol or IPA with rigorous rubbing can remove over-application. We then recommend reapplying a lower coating of SurfaceWise2™.

The coating has been tested to be compatible with all major hard and soft surfaces, including:
Hard surfaces:

  • Stainless steel and metals of all finishes
  • Wood
  • Plastic and rubber

Soft surfaces:

  • Task chairs and panel fabrics
  • Carpet (natural and synthetic)
  • Draperies
  • Upholstery

It is not approved for outdoor use at this time.

Yes.

Yes, but it is not recommended for use on children’s toys that might be put in their mouth.

Yes. However, it should not be applied to food prep or food contact areas.

The coating manufacturer is pursuing EPA registration for food contact surfaces, but it is not approved yet. Dishes and cutlery should be put away during treatment. Tables and trays can be sprayed with the coating, but it is not recommended for food contact surfaces.

Not currently, but there may be alignment with the program in the future.

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