Is There a Paint That Prevents Mould?
Mould is a common occurrence unfortunately with most people having dealt with it at least once in their life. When moving into a new home, or renovating/ refurbishing your home, knowing if there’s a paint that can prevent mould would be ideal, and save a late of stress in the future.
In this blog we will be answering the question ‘Is there a paint that prevents mould?’
To prevent mould, fresh air should constantly be introduced into your dwelling daily, as it helps to regulate temperature and reduce condensation. Introducing fresh air can be as simple as having a ventilation routine, or installing extractors or PIV systems. Almost all of this is facilitated by ducting.
A basic explanation of mould
Mould, otherwise known as damp, is a fungus that grows on wet surfaces. Mould comes in a variety of colours: Black, Green, Brown, Grey and White. It can be difficult to identify mould by colour as it can occur in many shades. Some of the most common mould strains in the home are:
- Black Mould – Also called Stachybotrys chartarum, Black mould is commonly found in bathrooms and wet rooms but can also occur on cold exterior walls in habitable rooms such as the bedroom or living room.
- Cladosporium – Commonly found in bathrooms, under sinks, and around faucets but it can grow on surfaces like carpets, furniture, walls, and floors.
Mould reproduces from tiny spores. The spores float through the air and deposit on the surfaces. Under adequate temperature, moisture, and nutrient conditions, the spores can form new mould colonies.
If you have found mould in your home, you need to assess if this is your landlord’s responsibility (for example it could be from a leaking roof that needs repairing). Or if the dampness is caused by improper ventilation. To assess your options, click here.
How can mould affect my health?
Mould can severely affect your immune and respiratory system, as the spores are easily breathable and not obvious to see through the human eye. Having a mould allergy will result in you displaying the following symptoms when exposed to mould.
- Dry, scaly skin
- Nasal congestion
- A cough
- Watery eyes
- A weakened immune system
Everyone’s symptoms may vary, but if you’re in an environment with mould and experience these symptoms, try your best to remove the mould as soon as possible.
Can any house develop mould?
Yes, any house, or building has the potential to develop mould if the area is left without any ventilation treatment and sealing of cracks and holes.
Is there a paint that prevents mould?
Yes, there are a variety of brands available that supply paint with anti-mould properties, which as a result can prevent mould. Although we must emphasise, that in certain conditions, mould may return regardless of the options you choose. This can be due to structural deficiencies, leaks, and more.
The best option is to treat mould until its completely exterminated before applying mould-preventing paint over it.
Note: Any instance of cleaning or dealing with mould, one should at the very least, wear a mask and gloves.
Kair Anti Mould Paint is an excellent, premium quality, low odour anti mould coating guaranteed to protect against unsightly and unhygienic black mould even when there is persistent condensation.
The unsurpassed performance is achieved by combining modern paint technology with highly advanced, proven biocides. The anti-mould biocide is combined throughout the paint film, which is formulated to impart toughness, elasticity, water resistance and durability to the finish. You’ll find with this product that it is:
- Easy to use
- Fast Drying
- Low Odour
- Ideal for walls and ceilings
- Long-lasting protection
- Matt Finish
For best results, you should wash mouldy surfaces with Kair Anti Mould Surface Cleanser Concentrate. Specifically designed to clean and treat mould growth areas.
Our unique Anti-Mould paint additive contains a fungicidal additive that allows you to secure anti-mould properties to:
- Emulsion paint
- Eggshell paint
- Tile grout
- Gloss Paint
- Wallpaper paste
This means alongside having anti-mould paint in colours, you can also secure your tiling grout making your shower, kitchen or bathroom anti-mould, alongside your wallpaper.
Simply apply one 50ml bottle to any 2.5L bucket of paint that fits within the parameters mentioned above and mix thoroughly.
Is there a mould-cleaning kit?
Yes, we offer the Kair Mould Control Pack, a bundle with the previously mentioned surface cleaner, and two additional 50ml anti-mould additives, saving you 15% more than if you were to buy individually.
Can I use anti-mould paint over mould?
Anti-mould paint, at least the options we supply is used to prevent mould, not remove it. As mentioned above, we do have mould cleaning kits, but if the mould is a result of a structural issue, it will keep returning.
It may not be visible under the anti-mould paint, but there is every possibility it will be growing under the layers of paint or wallpaper already there, and will be evidenced by the unmistakable smell of mould.
Does normal paint cover mould?
Normal paint will cover mould, but the mould will only grow over the paint in time, by doing this you are not only wasting money, but compromising your health. Always seek to remove the mould before painting the area.
What is the best way to kill mould?
There are a few ways you can remove mould for good. Firstly, making sure the mould isn’t in an environment in which it thrives is key. Ventilation is paramount, be aware of any places where condensation builds, as this is where mould can grow.
In terms of removal, using a mould surface cleaner can be enough, but if there are structural issues causing the mould, using a surface cleaner is a temporary solution.
For a permanent solution, contacting mould removal experts is the best course of action, especially for those who have constantly tried removing the mould.
How can I prevent mould?
For the most part, the prevention of mould is being aware of any leaks in the home and addressing them immediately, being conscious of ventilation in your home is also a key factor.
A ventilation routine is as simple as opening windows for around 20 minutes a day, this can be further enhanced with PIV systems, and up-to-date extractor systems in both the kitchen and bathroom, or any room that is likely to generate steam such as a utility, or a room designated for ironing/steaming clothes.
Buy anti-mould paint today
We at I-Sells endeavour to make sure our customers have all the information they need before choosing to invest in our mould solutions. Be sure to visit our blog page to gain knowledge on the wide array of factors and issues surrounding ventilation, mould, condensation, and much more.
We hope to have answered the question ‘Is there a paint that prevents mould?’’
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