What Is the Best Anti Mould Paint in the UK?

What Is the Best Anti Mould Paint in the UK

What Is the Best Anti Mould Paint in the UK?

Having mould in your home is one of the most frustrating testing scenarios you could be faced with. At I-Sells, we understand the dangers that mould can present to you and the people and pets living in your home, that’s why you may be wondering “what is the best anti mould paint in the UK?”

Not to worry, we have the solutions you need. But first, to understand how to fix a problem we need to actually understand what the problem is. So let us tell you all you need to know about mould, why it is dangerous, and what you can do to get rid of it.

The cause and dangers of mould

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Within your home, mould can appear in a variety of ways, commonly due to improper humidity management in your home, thus allowing a build-up of condensation without ventilation which creates the perfect environment for mould to thrive. Ventilation is the key factor in keeping your home safe from mould.

Different types of mould release their spores at varying times of the year so depending on the month, you may find any of the following types of mould growing in your home:

Black mould

This can be common, especially in bathrooms and any other rooms which are exposed to a lot of moisture. It’s often mistaken for ordinary household dirt so can sometimes go years without treatment. It’s usually slimy because of a wet layer on top.

Alternaria

This type of mould is usually found indoors in damp areas, like showers or underneath leaky sinks. It grows all year round but is most common in July, August and September.

Aspergillus

Usually found indoors growing on dust and powdery food items like flour and on building materials including drywall. Aspergillus grows throughout the year but you are more likely to see it in August and September and it is particularly prevalent in January and February.

Cladosporium

This type of mould grows in both cool and warm places and is usually found on fabrics and wood surfaces. It is found in low amounts most of the year but peaks in July and August.

Penicillium

Most of us will be familiar with this type of mould because it’s present everywhere, particularly in food. It’s the fuzzy blue texture we see when food has gone out of date or is not stored properly. Aside from spoiling food products, penicillium can also be found on organic, biodegradable substances such as wood, leaves and grass. It’s found throughout the year, with a small peak in August and September and the highest peak in January and February.

The dangers of mould can be potentially fatal depending on your sensitivity to it, along with the severity of the mould your home is afflicted with. Below we will outline the problems that mould can cause.

Mould sensitivity

Just as with other substances, some people are more sensitive to mould exposure than others. A mould sensitivity or allergy can also develop over time. Symptoms may be mild or more severe and can include congestion, coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath, watering or sore eyes, irritation of the skin or headaches.

Existing health problems

If you have someone in your family living with lung conditions such as asthma, COPD or other immune system problems, then they are more likely to develop problems associated with mould. In these types of patients, mould can cause lung infections of varying degrees of severity.

Breathing issues

Exposure to mould can also cause breathing problems in some people. These could be mild problems with coughing or wheezing or asthma-like symptoms. This is particularly a concern for children, as they may go on to develop asthma as they grow. Existing asthma sufferers can also find that their symptoms can get much worse when exposed to mould.

MYCOTOXINS

Some types of mould release mycotoxins, which are absorbed by the skin or inhaled into the lungs. In the most serious cases, exposure to mycotoxins can cause scarring in the lungs (pulmonary fibrosis), cancer, problems with the liver or kidneys, complications in pregnancy or bleeding in the lungs.

If you have dampness in your home, you first 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. If you’re a tenant and not sure about your rights when it comes to mould in a home you are renting, check out our blog for the answers you need.

The solution to mould in your home

As the UK’s leading ducting and ventilation supplier we knew that it was only natural to also offer the No.1 anti-mould paint to buy in the UK. By using a combination of the superior ventilation we sell alongside our mould control products, your home can be secured from the dangers of mould as long as adequate care is taken. Let us tell you a little more about the best anti mould paint.

What is the best anti mould paint

Kair Anti Mould Paint 1 Litre White
&
Kair Anti Mould Paint 1 Litre Magnolia

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. Offering 5 years’ worth of protection against black mould growth on walls and ceilings. We offer options of white anti-mould paint and anti-mould paint in magnolia.

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

To prepare the paint you must ensure any working area is protected and well-ventilated. Remove any loose or flaking material, including paint and paper and make good any cracks or defects.

For best results, you should wash mouldy surfaces with Kair Anti Mould Surface Cleanser Concentrate. Specifically designed to clean and treat mould growth areas.

On heavily stained surfaces, apply a universal anti-stain Primer.

On new plasterwork or porous surfaces, apply an initial coat of Kair Anti Mould Paint thinned up to 10% with water. New plasterwork should be allowed to dry for 7 – 14 days before any decoration.

Kair Anti-Mould Additive For Emulsion & Gloss Paint – 50ml

Maybe you don’t want white or magnolia, we have got you covered if that’s the case. 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
  • Coatings

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. Want to secure your home from mould? We offer the Kair Mould Control Pack, a bundle with the previously mentioned surface cleaner, and two 50ml anti-mould additives, saving you 15% more than if you were to buy individually.

Preventing mould and maintenance

Removing,Mold,And,Mildew,From,Tile,Joints,In,The,Bathroom

Preventing mould can be a lot easier than we realise,  here are some things you can do in your home or flat to prevent the growth and spread of mould.

Ventilate

Ventilation is a key factor in keeping your home mould free. It can be as simple as opening a window when you are showering or cooking to opening a window when you notice condensation in your home. For the best possible solutions in home ventilation, we recommend you take a look through our ventilation range. Or take a look at our blog to find out what the best extractor fan is for your kitchen, or alternatively, we can tell you the best extractor fan for your bathroom.

Track your humidity levels

Consider buying a Hygrometer this device measures the levels of humidity in the air, which can indicate to you which rooms are creating the perfect environment for mould. This is a valuable maintenance and detection device that we offer.

  • Deal with it – if you find mould on your food, dispose of it and any other foods that may have been touching the moulded food, or open within the same area. If you find mould on any surfaces, clean it immediately with our anti-mould surface cleaner. If mould reappears at a certain spot in your home, check to see if there is any leak or damage to the area that can be letting moisture in. If so, contact your landlord or trusted tradesman to fix the issue.

Need a helping hand?

Get in touch

We at I-Sells endeavour to make sure our customers have all the information they need before making the choice to invest in our products. We hope to have shown you the need for anti-mould paint in your home, and to have answered the question ‘what is the anti-mould paint in the UK?’ We understand you may have more questions, which is why we encourage you to get in touch with us with any queries you may have. If you’d like to send us an email, click here.

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