Can you paint over mold?
This is a frequently asked question by homeowners who hope to erase the marks on the walls disfigured by mold. The hope that the owners put into the paint is that it will prevent the appearance of the next layer of mold, killing the previous one and stopping the action of the spores. Unfortunately, only part of this can be realized in practice.
Various effective mold protection paints are available on the market. However, it is not recommended to paint directly on affected surfaces. It should be noted that the product will not kill the existing mold.
What should I do before painting over mold?
Instead of painting a surface with mold, start your job by cleaning as much of it as possible.
It may be almost impossible to clean mold from porous substrates (example - wood). In some cases, specialists use sandblasting. This can be a very dangerous endeavor, as this method releases thousands of small mold spores into the air. Do not use this method of cleaning - look for a specialist to perform it.
When should I use mold resistant paint?
Use anti-mold paint in rooms that are subject to high humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens, wet rooms, basements, parts that have had a previous mold problem, etc.
Before painting, make sure that the surface is clean, free of mold and completely dry.
Keep in mind that even if the paint protects against mold, it is not a guarantee that it will never appear, especially if you have had serious problems before or if there is very high humidity in the room. Ventilate regularly, clean, reduce condensation, take all necessary precautions.
What are the benefits of mold resistant paint?
Painting surfaces is of particular importance. The mold feeds on materials such as wood and plasterboard, corroding the structures in the premises. Failure to take action against the presence of mold can lead to serious structural problems. Mold spores are also dangerous to humans. They can lead to many health problems, including chronic sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, pneumonia, headaches, migraines, difficulty breathing, sneezing, coughing, rashes, fatigue, depression, joint pain, etc. . The use of mold-resistant paint protects you and your family from these major health risks.
If you have more questions or have a project with mold, you can contact us at 778-513-0333. We will be happy to help you!