Combatting mould with Zinsser mould-resistant paints and products

Combatting mould with Zinsser mould-resistant paints and products

The extensive Zinsser range of reliable, mould-resistant paints and products is the ideal way of combatting and preventing mould growth quickly and effectively.

Mould and mildew has become an increasing problem in residential properties across the UK, with the most recent English Housing Survey reporting that around 912,000 homes in England have damp problems of some kind.

Causes and health risks  

Poor insulation and insufficient ventilation within a building often causes excess moisture and can result in the appearance of mould. This is due to higher levels of humidity and condensation, and an increase in warmth and moisture can encourage black mould on internal walls and ceilings. Moreover, due to the cost-of-living crisis, many households cannot afford to heat their homes and ventilate damp areas, which can also lead to mould growth. Despite being unsightly, mould can have serious health implications for residents, as airborne spores can cause allergic reactions, asthma attacks, respiratory infections and even death.  

Solving decorating problems  

With almost 175 years of quality and innovation, Zinsser’s range delivers specialist products to provide tried and tested solutions to every decorating problem. Our solutions efficiently tackle mould, mildew and algae with a specialist product range of primers and paint finishes that are specifically designed to protect the dried coating against fungal degradation. Preparing a mould-stained surface with Zinsser Mould Killer & Remover before painting will provide a long-lasting finish. The water-based formula contains a fungicide that effectively removes dark stains caused by mould, fungus and algae and is ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens and other areas of high humidity.  
Mould-resistant interior paint, PermaWhite has a unique formulation and contains a biocide that protects against fungal degradation. The hardwearing paint provides a scrubbable finish that is specifically designed for high-humidity areas that are subject to challenging wear and tear such as bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms. In addition, the paint film is designed to resist cracking, peeling and blistering for up to seven years before first maintenance. In a recent case study, we provided specialist Zinsser products to deal with the aftermath of a water leak that caused mould build-up throughout a property. A combination of Universal Degreaser & Cleaner alongside Mould Killer & Remover was used to prepare the area, followed by a coat of B-I-N AQUA to prime the surface and two coats of PermaWhite to actively prevent mould and mildew.

The best products for the job  

When dealing with decorating problems such as mould prevention and removal, it is essential to find the best paints and primers for the job. Our 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 project. From initial survey through to specification and application of coatings, we provide on-site advice, training and technical assistance, and we will physically inspect the surface you need to paint and specify the ideal products to suit the project. Mould and mildew damage is a prevalent and serious problem in the UK, but it can be successfully treated and prevented with specialist paints and primers. Zinsser’s range of mould-resistant products provides an efficient, long-lasting solution to mould growth caused by moisture and poor ventilation.

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