How to Treat Mould from Paintright ColacJune 22, 2018
Wether you are in Colac, Apollo Bay, Cobden or in the Otway ranges, Mould can be an issue.
Damp and mould are caused by excess moisture. Moisture in buildings can be caused by leaking pipes, rising damp in basements or ground floors, or rain seeping in because of damage to the roof or around window frames.
Condensation from cold air in a home can build up if there is no ventilation. Bathrooms can have the biggest issue due to poor ventilation, and lots of moisture from steam, which is why we recommend a paint with more sheen level to provide a barrier to the surface.
If mould is not treated before repainting it can reoccur even with mould inhibitors included in paint. This can become expensive to fix if left untreated. If mould establishes itself in the substrate ie. Plaster it will be difficult to treat at this level and may need to be replaced.
Often when cleaning the mould, staining can be left behind which can bleed through top coats of paint. Primers can have stain blockers, but the best for mould stains is Haymes Ultra Hold,
which is a metho based primer and comes in spray cans.