There are various categories of specialized paints available in modern times and find application in different areas. Some paints are specially formulated to control mould and mildew growth in mildew prone areas of the home like kitchens and bathrooms. Most modern-day mildew paints come with agents that keep the paint film free from moulds and mildew till the paint coat lasts. These paints are washable and also can be scrubbed clean while protecting against a huge number of fungal infestations. The paint will protect against mildew and retard its growth and will not kill mildew or mould spores.
Commonly found mould include Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Stachybotrys atra. Aspergillus is an allergenic mould that grows on food and air conditioning systems. Cladosporium is a "pepper-like" mould that grows up on toilets, paint, and fibreglass air ducts. This mould can trigger common allergy symptoms, such as rashes, sore throat and red eyes.
Mildew normally grows in damp or humid areas of your home. It is much easier to prevent the growth of mildew rather than eliminate it later. Sometimes, mould attacks are so severe and rapid that sometimes entire wall may need to be replaced. The best thing to do is to prevent it by using mildew-resistant paint. Let's see how we can go about the process.
Besides creating a problem with the structure of walls and ceilings, Mold and mildew have spores that can cause health problems. The first step is to clean the infected area thoroughly with a mould or mildew fighting cleaner.
After cleaning the area thoroughly, allow it to dry completely. Use good ventilation like fresh air or a dehumidifier to dry out the air and any traces of moisture.
The most easily affected areas are bathrooms and basements. Using a soft-bristle paintbrush apply a coat of mildew-resistant primer first which serves as the primary layer of protection.
Then apply mildew-resistant paint on the lower parts of walls and floors in the basement and moisture-prone areas. Paint at least two coats of paint with foam or soft-bristled brush. The chemicals in the paint will disguise any mildew stains and prevent any potential growths.