The technological process involved in producing paint has advanced considerably over the past few decades. Where once paint was limited in colour and to just lead-based paints, there are now a whole host of paints available. As well as virtually any coloured paint being available to purchase, including your own custom shades, there are now paints designed for specific purposes too. There are wood paints, metal paints, matte paints and gloss paints, washable paints and even multi-tonal paints, not to mention primers and undercoats too. But the latest thing in the world of paint is anti mould paint.
In certain rooms of the house such as the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room, mould and mildew are common. These tend to grow on walls which regularly get damp such as when steam and condensation build up in the kitchen or bathroom, typically due to inadequate ventilation. Mould can not only be unsightly on walls, typically starting off as small black dots, but also have a negative impact on your health too, causing respiratory problems. Luckily a solution has been found in the form of anti mould paint and anti mildew paint.
These mould resistant paints contain a blend of special chemical ingredients which stop mould from growing on them, even when the walls are regularly damp.
Anti mould paint can be used in any room in your home but are particularly suited to rooms which regularly get damp walls such as the bathroom, shower room, kitchen and laundry room. Most can be applied directly to the wall from the tin, without the need to pre-treat or prepare the walls before use. They can be used on walls as well as the ceiling which is another area commonly affected by mould and mildew. Some brands of mould paint such as Zinsser Perma’s can be used on tiles, plasterboard and on cement too.
So if you have a room in your home that has walls damaged or stained by mould, use a mould resistant paint to clear up the problem for now and in the years to come.