Do I Need to Paint Walls with ESD Paint?

Climbing up wall

We are getting asked with increasing frequency for ESD paint to apply to walls. The first question I always ask is “Why”?

Look to your floor

If a floor is ESD protected with a static dissipative surface then anyone brushing or rubbing against a wall will discharge straight into the floor through their ESD footwear. Immediately, with no delay. Rub against a wall, shuffle away – it does not matter! The floor is working permanently for you to remove static.

Unless you are levitating, or Spiderman of course, then a charge will not be building up inside you if you are in contact with the floor.

If you want to be cautious in the extreme then by all means paint your walls but it is a largely unnecessary requirement. If you do then we will be happy to help, we even have suitable products, but please don’t mind if I start the conversation with a polite “Why”? first of all.