News Release: PR Newswire Arvada, Colorado – August 28, 2017

Contractors and homeowners needing a lead-paint treatment solution can now visit Ace Hardware online or contact local Ace Hardware stores to chat with the paint desk about ECOBOND® - Lead Defender®. Enjoy peace of mind from the dangers of lead paint using the proven & patented ECOBOND® family of products which help mitigate lead dangers to human health.

In a recent article in Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine on lead paint treatment, the staggering statistics from The Centers for Disease Control reports that today at least four million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.

In a move to further serve widespread issues associated with the dangers of lead paint ECOBOND® made the strategic decision to add Bitrex® Bitterant Technology to their lead paint treatment product, ECOBOND® - Lead Defender®. In a recent press release from Johnson Matthey (UK), Bitrex®, which is the bitterest substance known, announced that they have been added to ECOBOND® to reduce accidental ingestion of potentially harmful materials.  In the new Lead Defender formula, Bitrex® creates an added safety barrier to further protect children from lead poisoning by reducing the amount of paint chips or dust a child may ingest.

“We are excited to be approved as an Ace Hardware vendor and have our proven & patented ECOBOND® family of products with lead paint treatment technology available to help families in the fight against lead paint poisoning.” stated James Barthel, President and creator of ECOBOND®.


About Ace Hardware:

For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 55 countries. For more information on Ace, visit or the company newsroom at



ECOBOND®, patented lead paint treatment technology, is the premier lead paint solution and surpasses all other lead paint products because it is the ONLY product on the market that seals as well as treats lead dust and lead in paint with a Patented Paint-it-on Leave-it-on® Formula. While lead poisoning can cause serious health problems for adults, children are especially vulnerable. ECOBOND®, LLC is the nation’s leader in developing and distributing products that improve the protection of human health and safety from the hazards of lead in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 15 years in patented and proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products have been extensively used in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material while serving over 100,000 customers in the United States and Internationally.


Media Contact:

James Barthel, President
14045 W 66th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
(303) 456-6977