Paint is a colourful liquid that is applied to the interior and exterior parts of the buildings to give them a beautiful sightly look and to protect them from any unwanted condition. Many harmful factors in the environment have the potential to change the good-looking surface into an unsightly look. There are many factors present in the environment that has been tackled by the paint. These challenges are harsh weather conditions, variable temperature, sunlight, and humidity. Any paint should have resistance against these factors.
There are some basic problems that paint has to face during its application like temperature variations and sunlight. Any paint can withstand these conditions most of the time. But some specific applications like kitchen and bathroom provide a whole lot of challenge to the paint due to excessive amount of humidity presence. This much amount of humidity for a continuous-time can give a very tough time for the paint. The paint is equipped with tools that can withstand small variations or large variations for a small amount of time. To handle this challenge the paint should be equipped with extra tough characteristics to do the job.
Mould is a fungus that grows in a damp environment like a bathroom or garden. These damp areas provide a habitat for the mould to grow. These moulds can grow anywhere where it is provided with oxygen and water. Once started to grow they spread at an alarming rate and if not controlled at the beginning, it will be hard to tackle. Mould resisting paints are the right option to remove and prevent the mould to spread. They are effective and the antimicrobial which is used in the paint to prevent the mould is certified and not harmful. To remove the mould, these pints should be your go-to solutions. Because this will be the easiest way to control the spread of the mould. Of course, you can remove the mould yourself by cleaning the surface but it will not prevent it from coming back. To get rid of the problem for good you should use the antimould paint. The paints are available in almost every colour and every type of finish. There are matt, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and high gloss available finishes in this category. The colour and finish selection are totally up to your will. These finishes provide different kinds of looks and smoothness to the surface. The selection of the colour and finish does not affect the working capabilities of the paint. Any colour or the finish you select will not decrease or increase the strength of the paint.
A mould resistant paint should remove the mould and make sure it does not return for a long time. A good quality mould resistant paint should have the following characteristics. These characteristics make the paint trustworthy and useful.
Microbiological agents should be present in the paint. These agents prevent the mould to come back for a long time. After removing the mould, the next challenge is to prevent it from coming back for as long as possible. These agents are an important characteristic of the paint. The quality of these agents determines the quality of the paint.
The only reason for the presence of the mould in the first place is moisture. So, for long term prevention of it requires the absence of moisture. This could be prevented by removing any kind of water leakage or ingress. But if the source of the moisture is not one of the above the paint should have the capability to resist the moisture. The paint should act as a barrier between moisture and the painted surface.
The coverage area represents hoe much square foot of area will be covered by using one gallon of paint. If the paint has more coverage area per gallon, the better it is economically.
The base is the solvent in which the paint will be dissolved before using it. The base should be permanent and durable and easy to work with. The base material should provide perfect solvent for the paint to mix.