How to use mould resistant paint

How to use mould resistant paint

Instead of painting over mould, remove as much as possible from the surface before painting it. Use a mould remover such as MoGo. If the mould is bad you may need two applications.

It can be difficult to remove mould from porous surfaces such as wood, and in those cases sanding the wood can help. However be aware that sanding mouldy wood can be risky as it releases thousands of tiny mould spores into the air. MoGo can be useful here as it does penetrate porous surfaces.

If you can’t remove all traces of mould you can apply a mould sealant such as Mogo Damp Seal before painting the surface. Known as encapsulation, this process seals in any mould that cannot be removed, preventing it from growing and spreading. It also helps repel future mould from the surface. Before you paint over mould sealant, allow it to dry completely.

When to Use Mould Resistant Paint.

Use mould resistant paint in areas that are subject to lots of moisture, like bathrooms and kitchens, in damp spaces like basements, and in any areas that have previously had mould problems. You can purchase paints designed to resist mould or simple buy an anti mould additive and use your usual paint. These paints and additives don’t carry guarantees but they certainly help.

Make sure surfaces are clean, free of mould, and completely dry before painting them. If you apply a mould sealant to a surface, allow the surface to dry completely before applying the sealant and then allow that to dry completely before painting.

How to use mould resistant paint

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