PermaSafe SHIELD, Step 2 (“Step 2”) is an Antimicrobial Surface Protectant which, when applied, creates an invisible shield that inhibits the growth of microorganisms and helps prevent the growth and spread of bacteria on indoor and outdoor surfaces, for up to 3 months.

The active ingredient in Step 2 is also effective against odor causing bacteria, bacteria which cause staining and discoloration, fungi, mold, mildew and algae as a static agent. Step 2 can be used as a final bacteriostatic finish on the following and other items to impart microbiostatic, bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algaestatic activity.

  • Air conditioning system components and ductwork
  • Appliances
  • Filters for furnaces, air-conditioners, air purification devices, automobiles, recirculating air handling systems
  • Air filter materials
  • Aquarium filter material
  • Bed sheets, blankets, and bedspreads
  • Buffer pads (abrasive and polishing)
  • Carpets and draperies
  • Concrete
  • Fiberfill for upholstery, sleeping bags, apparel (where the fiber is cotton), natural down, nylon, polyester, rayon and wool
  • Fiberglass duct board
  • Fire hose fabric
  • Humidifier belts
  • Marble
  • Mattress pads and ticking
  • Men’s underwear and outerwear
  • Metal
  • Non-woven disposable diapers
  • Non-woven polyester
  • Outerwear apparel (jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, raincoats, overcoats, jerseys, ponchos)
  • Plastics
  • Polyurethane and cellulose foam for household, industrial and institutional uses, non-food contact sponges and mops
  • Polyurethane and polyethylene foam
  • Polyurethane foam for packaging and cushioning in non-food contact applications
  • Polyurethane foam used as a growth medium for non-food crops and plants
  • Porcelain
  • Pre-moistened towelettes and tissue wipes (these do not impart pesticidal properties)
  • Roofing materials (defined as shingles, roofing granules, wood shakes, felt, stone and synthetic overcoats)
  • Sand bags, tents, tarpaulins, wood, sails and ropesli>
  • Athletic and casual socks
  • Shoe insoles
  • Shower curtains
  • Socks comprised of nylon, Lycra, nylon / orlon, cotton / nylon, linen / Lycra, acrylic / polypropylene, wool / silk / nylon / Lycra and wool / acrylic / nylon / Lycra
  • Stone
  • Throw rugs
  • Tile
  • Toweling made of 100 percent cotton, 100 percent polyester, and blends of the two fibers
  • Toilet tank and seat covers
  • Umbrellas
  • Upholstery made of acetates, acrylics, cotton, fiberglass, nylon, polyester, polyethylene, polyolefins, polypropylene, rayon, spandex, vinyl, wool
  • Vacuum cleaner bags and filters
  • Vinyl and vinyl wallpaper
  • Disposable wiping cloths that can be used for multiple purposes such as dusting or washing furniture, cars, walls, windows, floors, appliances, dishes, counter tops
  • Woman’s hosiery
  • Women’s intimate apparel
  • Wood


Step 2 can also be used as an antimicrobial surface protectant on food contact surfaces used in manufacturing, processing, packing, packaging, transporting, handling and/or holding food or water. Do not incorporate Step 2 into any food or water contact application listed unless the substance is approved, with associated use conditions, for food or water contact in 21 CFR 174-186 (inclusive), as amended, or in the US FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification System, as amended.

Step 2 can be used as a protectant, without food or beverage type or temperature limitation, in food or beverage preparation and processing surfaces where it is applied to the surface as a coating.

USE: Food contact surface coatings, films and laminates.


  • Appliances, equipment and utensils (used in preparing and processing of food products for human and animal consumption)
  • Barrier fabrics
  • Building materials and components (used in food preparation and processing areas)
  • Collection and storage equipment (such as conveyor systems, piping systems, silos, tanks, and process vessels made from any material)
  • Cookware made from any material
  • Countertops and cutting boards made from composite materials, stainless steel and laminates
  • Food wrap (including coated deli paper, coated food interleaves, plastic wrap, polystyrene and plastic trays, aluminum foil)
  • General purpose containers of any material for short and long term storage
  • Glazing for cement tiles
  • Glazing for vitreous china used in plumbing fixtures such as countertops, sinks & other vessels
  • Industrial equipment and machinery for the preparation, processing or transportation of food and beverage products
  • Natural and synthetic fibers and fabrics in any combination of compositions, packaging (made from paper, plastics or metals)
  • Paper products (such as wipes, tissues, wall coverings, towels)
  • Plastic film (of any weight and composition)
  • Sinks and other vessels used for cleaning or transporting food and beverage products

Polymeric tubing for transfer of beverages and drinking water.

USE: Food contact molded plastic and metal parts.


  • Beverage dispensing equipment tubing
  • Beverage processing equipment tubing
  • Holding tanks
  • Pump

Repeat use activated carbon water filters and other water filter media.

USE: Process and drinking water filters


  • Activated carbon water filters (and synthetic woven or non-woven media, zeolite and other natural media)


Step 2 is a READY TO USE product only. Step 2 can be applied to organic or inorganic substrates by fogging, spraying, brushing, dipping, padding or soaking. Test for staining and color-fastness of fabrics and carpets by treating and drying a small, concealed area prior to application. When treating coarser substrates, more product may be required due to absorption.

Step 2 can be applied to organic or inorganic substrates by fogging. All surfaces must be cleaned prior to fogging. Fogging can be used in homes, offices, automobiles, buses, trains, ships, boats, airplanes and institutions e.g., schools, hospitals, daycare centers, churches, correctional facilities, and food processing facilities.

  1. Prior to fogging, remove and carefully protect all food products and packaging materials.
  2. Fog areas using one gallon per 1000 cu. ft. of room area.
  3. Allow surfaces to drain thoroughly and air dry before operations are resumed.

Spray entire target area 4”- 6”s from the surface, making sure the surface is completely covered. Apply and then let stand until dry, or let stand 3 minutes and wipe dry with cloth or sponge. If spotting occurs, wipe with moist cloth or sponge.

  1. Prior to fogging, remove and carefully protect all food products and packaging materials.
  2. Fog areas using one gallon per 1000 cu. ft. of room area.
  3. Allow surfaces to drain thoroughly and air dry before operations are resumed.

For commercial application equipment (i.e. carpet / upholstery steamers, rotary jet extraction cleaners, electrostatic sprayers, and pressure sprayers), apply and then let stand until dry or, let stand for 3 minutes and wipe dry with cloth or sponge. If spotting occurs, wipe with moist cloth or sponge.

Use an appropriately sized wash basin or tub for dipping / soaking the item you are treating. Use enough product solution to completely submerge item. Completely submerge item in solution for 3 minutes. Remove item and dry. Do not reuse solution after dipping / soaking.


Substrates can be dried at room temperature or at temperatures to a maximum of 160°C (320°F), for example in a clothes dryer. Remove excess liquid before attempting to dry in a clothes dryer. Dry carpet areas and surfaces before re-entry and dry articles before use. A fan may be used to assist in drying carpet. Optimum application and drying conditions, such as time and temperature, should be determined for each application before use. If necessary, reapply the product every three months or when odor, staining and discoloration due to bacteria, mold stains, and mildew stains return.


Add Step 2 directly to concrete during concrete preparation. Use 60 fluid ounces per cubic feet of concrete. Addition of Step 2 reduces deterioration of concrete, sewer pipes and manholes by inhibiting microbiologically induced corrosion.


Store in original, tightly closed containers below 30℃ (86℉) and above 0℃ (32℉) in a secure area inaccessible to children and away from food or feed. Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage and disposal.

Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility.

Nonrefillable / container. Do not reuse or refill the container. Securely wrap original container in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash or offer for recycling if available.


Coverage Rate is 1,000 square feet per gallon when applied with a coarse-spray, trigger spray bottle and up to 8,000 square feet per gallon when applied with a properly sized Electrostatic or ULV fogging device.

Note: Coverage rates can vary greatly based upon surface type and application methods.