The Nu-Flame Fire Upgrade paint system has been developed for the over-coating of multi layered paints for areas without the need to strip the current paint. This Timber pack is ideal for doors and skirting. Advantages All packs achieve BS Class 1/0 Surface Spread of Flame protection For interior use only
Thermoguard Fire Varnish BS Class 1/0 & EN Class B s2 d0 System is a clear fire retardant varnish for interior and exterior timber surfaces. ADVANTAGES Clear or stained finish Tough/Durable finish UV and wear protection (Matt & Satin) Enhances natural beauty
Macropoxy 400 (formerly known as Sherwin-Williams Macropoxy C400V3) multi-functional epoxy zinc phosphate coating is suitable for the protection of steelwork in a range of exposure environments from C1 to C5. It was recently used on The Shard for corrosion protection. Recommended Uses Buildings Car parks Petrochemical plants Breweries...
Thermoguard Thermocoat W is a White Intumescent Paint for steel, structural steel and cast iron: Up to 90 minutes’ fire resistance Can be overcoated with compatible decorative topcoat Water-based Low odour Environmentally friendly Cost effective for large projects Certificate of supply available on request Can be applied by brush,...
Mould & Damp Proof Paints
Problems with damp, mould, and condensation can be expensive and worrying for project managers. Combating these problems needs high performance damp proof and anti-condensation paints with specific properties to combat the potential scenarios caused by fungal growth and mildew. For storage facilities, for example, finding damp and algae problems on walls, floors and ceilings may mean that the ‘problem’ has affected stock, too. Anti-condensation and related hygienic coatings are best seen as a precautionary and preventative business measure, and not always a problem-solving product. Food processing and packaging plants must deal with substantial amounts of steam in advance, before health and safety protocols are breached.
Rawlins Paints stock a range of damp proof paints which have anti-condensation, mould resistant and anti-fungal properties, all in a choice of finishes with long lasting solutions to any damp problems. If you require assistance with a full hygienic paint system installation, contact our Technical Support team, who’ll be happy to help with preventative measures that meet your environmental conditions.
Zinsser Perma-White paint is a durable, water-based, very low odour finish containing a biocide that protects the dried coating against mould and mildew - guaranteed for 5 years. It is ideally suited for any area of persistent high humidity, frequent temperature changes and poor air circulation. Available more than 350 colours from RAL and...
An exterior paint which produces a tough, durable finish with up to 15 years performance, designed to resist cracking, fading, peeling and blistering. It contains a biocide to protect the dried coating against fungal degradation. The semi-gloss finish is available in 350+ RAL & BS colours. Coverage Calculator
A waterproofing paint that is guaranteed to keep water out and contains a biocide that protects the dried coating against fungal degradation for a minimum of 5 years. This waterproof masonry paint can easily be applied to wet or dry surfaces creating a smooth, non-gritty finish. Available in 45+ colours (5L only) Coverage Calculator
Rust-Oleum Mathys Durbocem is a problem solving coating for damp walls developed by Rust-Oleum. The paint is specially formulated to adhere and build a strong bond with the damp surface it is applied to, because it contains cement the moisture on the substrate actually helps the paint cure and become stronger coating. Builds a strong bond...
Rust-Oleum 5090 Anti-Condensation Paint is a water absorbing coating to be used on ceilings and the upper parts of walls, where steam or water vapour formation occurs, in order to prevent condensation and dripping. It is intended as a one coat, airless application, but a more textured finish can be obtained by applying 2-3 coats. Protects...
Blackfriar Interior Seal Damp is a clear coating which prevents damp patches from spoiling interior decoration. Formulated for use on surfaces such as plaster, brickwork, cement and mortar. Penetrates and seals surfaces against damp. Product Details Good penetration. Blocks and seals damp. Ideal for pre-decoration. Use on plaster, brick...
Coo-Var Anti-Condensation Paint helps prevent condensation forming on walls and ceilings. It contains a biocidal product for the preservation of the paint film and to reduce discolouration. Product Features Prevents the formation of condensation Inhibits unsightly mould growth Can be a finish or coated with emulsion or acrylic Interior...
Coo-Var Anti-damp Paint is a white, special low odour, efflorescence resistant resin based paint for application to damp interior walls and ceilings. Designed as a primer coat containing an active reagent which combines with surface moisture and dampness. Contains a biocidal product for the preservation of the dry film and to reduce...
Mathys Pegaprim Sanitop is an interior and exterior wall and ceiling paint based on water-based acrylic resins with excellent covering power. Primer and topcoat in one Protection of the dry film against fungal degradation For inner and outer use High quality satin mat finish Excellent adhesion Ideal for damp areas Fast drying
Blackfriar Fungi-Shield is a washable, biocidal paint for use against algae, mould and fungi on internal surfaces such as bathroom and kitchen walls and ceilings. Product Features Quick drying. Interior use. For areas of high humidity. Totally resistant to mould growth. Washable. Matt finish.
Rust-Oleum Dacfill Frigo is a gas & vapour tight coating for walls and ceilings, ideal for use in cold stores. Rust-Oleum Dacfill Frigo has high vapour and gas tightness with permanent high elasticity of up to 400%. It offers resistance against sudden variations in temperature and exhibits high mechanical strength. Ideal for cold stores...
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.
Although these products are often referred to as umbrella problem-solving products for internal damp, condensation, or algae growth on walls and ceilings, differentiating and diagnosing the specific problem is important in finding the most suitable product.
Damp comes from the actual building structure lacking a protective barrier against moisture penetrating through substrates and surfaces. Rising damp is one example of problems stemming from damp proof barriers being breached and causing internal problems. Leaking roofs is another example of how damp can penetrate a property. Due to this, dealing with damp internally on walls and ceilings using a specific paint does not mean that the damp problem is resolved – as water and moisture’s point of entry is still available. Specific rising damp and roof repair products are also available at Rawlins Paints.
Condensation – sometimes incorrectly labelled as damp – is caused by lack of ventilation. Laundry facilities, restaurants and cafes, or contained areas where cleaning equipment that produces medium to high volumes of steam are particularly prone to condensation. In this case, if improved ventilation is not available, anti-condensation paint can prevent this moisture build up from causing stagnant smells, stains and surface discolouration. Over periods of time, anti-condensation can stop surface materials breaking down, corroding and eventually the underlying substrate can be attacked, where rust may occur, or businesses may need to close facilities to conduct maintenance and repair work.
Please remember that damp and condensation does not just affect surfaces and substrates, but staff overalls stored on-site, surplus and stored stock, along with personal health can be affected, too.
Product choice therefore is dictated by the size of the surface, the nature of the challenges of the environment, and whether structural repair work is required to compliment these products in treating damp or improving ventilation in a property.
Interior Mould and Damp 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 an excellent 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 an elevated level of thermal insulation as well as damp proofing properties. It’s a potentially appropriate 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.