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Mould & Damp Proof Paints

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Problems with damp, mould, and condensation can be expensive and worrying for project managers. Combating these problems needs high performance paints with specific properties to combat the potential scenarios caused by fungal growth and mildew.

Rawlins Paints stock a range of damp proof paints which have anti-mould, anti-condensation, mould resistant and anti-fungal properties, all in a choice of finishes with long lasting solutions to any damp problems.

As damp and mould are common and recurring problems that affect commercial and domestic buildings, we’re often asked about the best products to use. You can either choose a primer to use underneath your own choice of paint, or you can buy a full system with a topcoat that can prevent further damp and mould problems.

Product choice is dictated by the size of the surface and the nature of the challenges of the environment.

Interior damp and mould-proof paints

Zinsser Perma-White Interior Paint is guaranteed for five years against fungal degradation thanks to the biocide it contains. Zinsser Perma-White bonds to existing glossy or solvent-based paints, as well as ceramic tiles, all without sanding. Zinsser Perma-White damp paint is perfect for any room that’s humid, subject to temperature changes and has poor air flow.

Perma-White Interior Matt Paint (formerly Perma-White Eggshell) is another product that’s great for high humidity areas. It gives a matt finish with a low sheen, ideal for kitchens and basements that need protection and a decorative coating. 

For areas that have a lot of use and are likely to suffer a lot of wear and tear, such as bathrooms and laundry rooms, Zinsser Perma-White Interior Paint is ideal, as it gives a satin finish that’s easy to scrub clean.

Exterior damp and mould-proof paints

If you’re looking for a lovely finish to the exterior of a building that’s likely to sustain a lot of wear and tear, Zinsser Perma-White Exterior Semi-Gloss is a good option. It’s an ideal damp proofing paint for nursing homes, schools, hospitals as well as in homes and gives five year’s protection guaranteed against mildew and mould.

Paints for problem damp

As a problem solving anti-fungal damp proof paint, Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem is a great choice. It contains cement, which bonds well to the moisture on the substrate, forming a strong anti-moisture coating. Mathys Durbocem can be used inside or outside and allows the wall to breathe, so water pressure can’t build up and spread damp to other areas. We recommend this product particularly for walls prone to damp and for cellars and basements.

Anti-condensation and anti-mould paint

Thermilate InsOpaint Anti-Condensation Paint is perfect for interior walls and ceilings as it fights condensation, mould, staining, peeling wallpaper and discolouration. InsOpaint Anti-Condensation is a high quality acrylic paint available in many colours, giving a high level of thermal insulation as well as damp proofing properties. It’s a potentially good choice for domestic use as well, if you’re looking to decorate an area prone to damp and condensation. 

For areas where lots of water or steam vapour forms, such as shower rooms, laundries and bathrooms, Rust-Oleum 5090 Anti-Condensation Coating works well. Rust-Oleum coating absorbs water and contains a fungicide to help prevent the growth of mould. It can be used on ceilings and walls as a one coat application but can also be applied in two or three coats for a specific textured finish – decorative and functional, the perfect combination. 

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