Mould & Mildew Resistant Paints at Buildworld
Commonly found mold include Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Stachybotrys atra. Aspergillus is an allergenic mold that grows on food and air conditioning systems. Cladosporium is a "pepper like" mould that grows up on toilets, paint, and fiberglass air ducts. This mould can trigger common allergy symptoms, such as rashes, sore throat and red eyes.
What is Mildew?>
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.
Cleaning the area
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 mold or mildew fighting cleaner.
Treating the area
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 paint brush apply a coat of mildew-resistant primer first which serves as the primary layer of protection.
Paint Moisture-prone Areas
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 a foam or soft bristled brush. The chemicals in the paint will disguise any mildew stains and prevent any potential growths.