Mould & Damp Proof Paints

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 interior damp problems. See here for exterior waterproofing masonry paints.

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Zinsser Perma-White Interior

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 7 years. It is ideally suited for any area of persistent high humidity, frequent temperature changes and poor air circulation. Available in 4,400+ colours, inc. RAL, RAL...

Price £18.40 (ex. VAT)
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Glixtone Fungi-Shield Anti-Mould & Black Spot Paint

Glixtone Fungi-Shield Anti-Mould and Black Spot Paint, approved by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), is a washable, decorative and highly effective fungicidal anti-mould paint for areas susceptible to mould and bacterial growth. It is suitable for use on any internal walls and ceilings. Suitable for Walls, Ceilings,...

Price £15.20 (ex. VAT)
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Zinsser Watertite

Zinsser Watertite is 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 • Guaranteed to...

Price £72.34 (ex. VAT)
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Glixtone Fungi-Shield Anti-Mould Paint Kits

Glixtone Fungi-Shield Anti-Mould Paint Kits contain everything you need to provide a washable, decorative fungicidal, anti-mould, paint finish to areas susceptible to mould and bacterial growth. Suitable for Walls, Ceilings, Woodwork, Bathrooms, Shower Rooms, Kitchens, Bedrooms, Living Areas Internal use only on any above ground surface to...

Price £39.11 (ex. VAT)
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Rust-Oleum 5090 Anti-Condensation Coating

Rust-Oleum 5090 Anti-Condensation Coating 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 by brush or...

Price £104.48 (ex. VAT)
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N-Virol Suretherm Goodbye Mould Thermal Anti Condensation Paint

N-Virol Suretherm Goodbye Mould Thermal Anti Condensation Paint has been specifically designed to reduce condensation from forming on treated surfaces. Its unique thermal properties make it perfect for use on cold walls and ceilings in your home or office which may be susceptible to condensation, mould and heat loss. Other uses include steel...

Price £19.16 (ex. VAT)
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Watco Fast Drying Dampguard

Damp-proofs, decorates and resists mould growth, creating an easy to clean surface on damp walls, above or below ground level, and in basements. Resists up to 2 bars of water pressure Fast drying - recoatable in 4 hours Prevents water seepage through cement, masonry, concrete block walls and basement floor slabs More Information...

Price £77.43 (ex. VAT)
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Watco Dampguard Advanced

A hardwearing epoxy resin damp-proofer for walls and floors. Microporous damp-proofing and anti-fungal coating for cellars, basements and tunnels, laundries, food storage areas, kitchens and dairies. Scrubbable chemical resistant formula Decorates and damproofs in one Resists 2 bars (35psi) of pressure Low odour - use in confined areas...

Price £118.11 (ex. VAT)
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Britannia Damp Proof Paint

Britannia Damp Proof Paint incorporates a water reactive agent to take care of residual surface moisture on damp interior walls. Ready for use Solvent based pliolite resin matt coating Can also be used as a damp proofing primer/sealer prior to over-painting Use on damp interior wall surfaces including brick, concrete, cement and plaster...

Price £51.14 (ex. VAT)
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Flag Asipo Internal Anti-Mould

Flag Asipo Internal Anti-Mould is a superior water-based decorative emulsion for combating internal problems of mould growth. This product provides long-term protection from mould and algae and is designed to stop contamination and discolouration on masonry and plaster. An effective antiseptic paint available in a Matt or Silk finish....

Price £37.04 (ex. VAT)
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Flag Asipo Kitchen & Bathroom Paint

Flag Asipo Kitchen and Bathroom Paint is a superior water-based decorative emulsion that provides an extra durable washable finish for areas that are periodically subjected to humidity and condensation. For use on masonry and plaster including internal wall and ceiling areas Easy to apply and ensures long-term protection from mould and...

Price £21.50 (ex. VAT)
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Coo-Var Anti-Condensation Paint

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. Prevents the formation of condensation Inhibits unsightly mould growth Can be a finish or coated with emulsion or acrylic Interior use Biocide...

Price £10.99 (ex. VAT)
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Problems with damp, mould, and condensation can be expensive and worrying for project managers. Combating these problems needs high performance damp proof paints 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.

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

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.