Povidone iodine antiseptic paint contains povidone iodine in an alcoholic solution. Povidone-iodine belongs to a class of antiseptics known as iodophores. These chemicals exert their antiseptic effect by slowly releasing iodine. Antiseptics (sometimes called germicides) are chemicals that kill or prevent the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, and bacterial spores. Povidone-iodine antiseptic paint is a broad spectrum, a quick-drying antiseptic for the treatment and prevention of infection. It is ideal for Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster, grazes, abrasions, cuts, and wounds or any break in the skin which requires protection from infection. In the presence of blood, serum, purulent exudate, and necrotic (dead) tissue, its action persists while the color remains.