If you're thinking about giving your walls a second chance with Masonry paint, you need to do it right!
Now we’re about to learn how to remodel one unattractive and unpleasant wall full of humidity.
We all know how hard it is to maintain a house without mould at all, and more if you’re based in the UK, but don’t worry, not all our hopes are lost!
These are the step by step ways to get rid of the mould and change your wall completely!
Prepare The Wall
Scrape off the flaky paint using a cheap stripping knife or a scraping tool. Be sure to scrape all the crumbs away, brush down the walls and then vacuum them up so that they don’t stick to the new paint! It will look terrible but trust us...That it’s worth it!
Mix up a solution of 2 parts bleach with 10 parts water in a spray bottle, and spray the bleach water (you can use chlorine too, but be careful) onto the walls to kill the mould. This is a great mould-killer but remember to be very careful when spraying because any splashes back on your clothes will bleach them, we suggest to wear something old that you don’t mind messing up!
Once this process is dry thoroughly (probably overnight while you have a good rest after all that work) and all the mould will have been killed off, let’s move to the next step.
Paint the walls with two coats of masonry paint, which will resist the condensation in future and any moisture will simply run off the walls or can be easily wiped down with a cloth or old towel.
Apply A Masonry Sealer to The Wall.
Most masonry is more porous and more highly textured than materials such as drywall or wood, the extra step of applying a sealer is necessary before priming and painting. Masonry sealer can be purchased at paint stores, and they’re usually a latex-based formulation that is applied with a brush or roller.
Some bricks are not so porous and most paint will tend to peel. For this, an oil based pigmented bonding primer is superior if you can find it. It is slow drying and soaks deep.
Allow the sealer to dry completely before proceeding to prime. Brushes and rollers can be cleaned with soap and water if using a latex-based sealer.
Now you have an amazing finish on your old moldy wall!
Remember you can use masonry paint Indoors and outdoors, it is super efficient when it comes to resist climate changes.
One of the most important things is to choose a very good quality paint, so that it will be easier to get the perfect finish at home!
It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or a professional, you can make this a breeze with patience and dedication.