The arrival of cold and winter often brings with it a major problem for households: condensation damp.
So today we’ll find out more about Anti-condensation paint… Let 's check it out!
Condensation damp is generally produced when there is an excess of water vapour in the air that causes saturation in the atmosphere and ends up adhering to the walls in the form of small drops that lead to damp patches.
For this reason, it is important to avoid their appearance and, if they have already appeared, to eliminate them. In this respect, anti-condensation paint can be very useful.
There are several reasons why condensation can occur in a home. The most common are the following:
Lack of ventilation: Keeping a home closed for a long time is the main focus for the appearance of humidity, since stagnant air absorbs and accumulates it. A measure as simple as opening the windows every day for 10 or 15 minutes helps to prevent this problem.
Turn the heating up very high: Turning on the radiators every day at very high temperatures favours the proliferation of humidity, since the extreme difference in temperature between the interior and the exterior produces an effect of condensation on the walls and this is how the annoying stains end up appearing.
Poor insulation: Older buildings (but also some new ones) often have serious thermal insulation problems, causing cold to enter the houses and moisture to stick to the walls. This problem is solved by reinforcing the structure of the house with insulating paint!
If you want to know more, go watch our Insulating Paint videos!
Anti-condensation paint, the solution to moisture problems!
The best option to avoid or eliminate humidity inside a house, in addition to following the previous advice, is to invest in improving the insulation of the house's ceilings and walls. In this sense, anti-condensation paint is one of the best alternatives because this type of product is specifically formulated to fight condensation, so it offers many features not found in other paints.
They stop the appearance of mould, fungus and bacteria.
They are resistant to water and humidity.
They are breathable against water vapour.
In PaintOutlet.co.uk we have a specific anti-condensation paint with anti-mold properties and thermal insulation. It eliminates mould of damp areas and prevents in future, it won’t happen again.
It’s used for interiors (bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, etc.) and provides protection against condensation, moisture and mold on painted surfaces. Its main characteristics are as follows:
-High level of adhesion
-Easy to clean
-Classification A according to the certificate of emissions in the interior according to French decree 2011-321 March 2011 of the French -Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable -Development, Transport and Housing
To use our Anti-Condensation Paint follow these simple steps:
Remove well the content of the container.
Give a first coat of paint diluted about 10% with water.
Let it dry between 4 and 6 hours.
Give a second pass less diluted (maximum 5%).
The Anti-condensation Paint can be applied with a brush, roller or gun, although if the surface presents adhesion problems or it is quite affected by the humidity, first it will be necessary to clean it.
It is also convenient not to paint in rainy days or of excessive cold (temperatures lower than 5 degrees) and to let pass at least 20 days to clean the walls.
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