Mould has become an increasing problem within properties across the UK. Mould is often caused by excess moisture within a building usually as a result of poor insulation and insufficient ventilation and can result in higher humidity levels and condensation. Most modern building materials can encourage mould growth upon their surfaces which results in unsightly black spores and when coupled with warmth and moisture, will increase the likelihood of mould upon internal walls and ceilings. So, lifestyle is quite often a contributing factor in the spread of mould.
The cost-of-living crisis has meant that many households cannot afford to heat their homes and ventilate damp areas, which has caused allergic reactions, asthma attacks, respiratory infections and even deaths.
In this case study, Clinton Hughes of Spectrum Painting deals with the aftermath of a water leak that caused a build up of mould and mildew throughout the property. High humidity areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and utility suffered and were in desperate need of mould treatment and prevention.
“As a professional decorator of many years, my go-to product for this project would always be Zinsser,” states Clinton, “their products are reliable and trustworthy and have solved any decorating problem I’ve ever come across.”
When tacking a decorating job involving mould, the first step is to thoroughly clean the surface using the Universal Degreaser & Cleaner, before rinsing thoroughly and allowing to dry. Next simply apply Zinsser Mould Killer & Remover directly to the surface, in order to prepare mould-stained areas before painting to provide a longer-lasting finish. After allowing to dry, apply the groundbreaking water-based primer, sealer and stain-killer B-I-N® AQUA. “What’s great about this product is that it can be used for so many jobs,” says Clinton, “it’s an effective stain-blocker, adheres to the trickiest surfaces and you can even tint it to pastel and mid-tone colours.”
Finally, apply two coats of PermaWhite®, the “holy grail” Zinsser product for mould. The mould resistant paint contains a biocide that protects the paint film against fungal degradation, in addition to cracking, peeling and blistering for up to 7 years. The tried and trusted solution for mould growth, PermaWhite® actively prevents mould and mildew in high humidity areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, has a Class 1 Scrub Rating for easy cleaning, and a 30-minute touch-dry time that’s recoatable in 2 hours. For the ultimate, problem-solving paint products, check out the legendary Zinsser range to effectively tackle and prevent mould and mildew.
The Zinsser specification service is offered free of charge, with members of the experienced Zinsser team available to work with professionals across the industry at every stage of their projects, from initial survey through to specification and application of coatings, providing on-site advice, training and technical assistance.