Using Mould Resistant Paints: What You Should Know Beforehand

By April 23, 2015May 31st, 2019House Painting

There are several brands of mildew resistant house paint available in the market today. Most of them are effective in discouraging the growth of mould, but none of them can kill it completely. Painting over mould is not recommended at all in any situation; even painting with mould resistant paint over the mould is a wasted effort. Any mould resistant paint will be most effective if applied to a clean mould free surface. It will prevent the mould from appearing in the first place and will get the mould situation under control and prevent paint film flaking.

Advantages of using Mould Resistant Paint

Mould resistant paint restricts the growth of mildew and mould on the paint surface. Mould can discolour the paint film surface and make your walls and/or ceilings look unsightly. It slowly weakens the paint structure from inside. It can cause health problems like sinus issues, asthma, pneumonia and inflammation of the lungs. People have also reported symptoms like sore throats, migraines, coughing and headaches. When left unchecked it can lead to chronic problems like rashes, depression and pain in the joints. Mildew resistant paint can help protect your family from these problems.

Where to Use Mould Resistant Paint

Mould resistant paint is recommended for areas that are moisture-prone, like kitchens, bathrooms and basements. Before applying mould resistant paint Citywide Decorators will check that the surface is free of mould, clean and absolutely dry.

Choosing the Correct Paint

Mould resistant paints contain a custom designed antimicrobial treatment that inhibits the growth of mould on the surface. They are easily available, Citywide Decorators can supply the product with it already premixed or they can add an additive to any paint. Always consult a professional painter before looking to paint of areas with mould and mildew. Citywide Decorators will be able to assess the situation and advise you correctly on how to handle the problem at no additional cost to you. It’s always wise to get a professional to assess your needs.

Citywide Decorators’ Three Essential Steps

1. Call Citywide Decorators – Have the area assessed and consult with us.

2. We locate the mould and treat it – Identify all the areas in detail that are infected with mould. Ignoring even a little bit will result in it growing back quickly.  Treat the area thoroughly with mould remover.

3. Prepare the work area – Clear the area of all furniture or personal belongings.  Citywide Decorators will cover everything with plastic or drop sheets, to prevent contamination.
After these steps are completed we can go ahead and prepare and apply the mould resistant paint to the surface.