anti-condensation paint

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Anti condensation paint

Our anti condensation paint is designed to prevent condensation, moisture and mould forming on internal walls.

Alongside repelling water and helping to alleviate any problems with black mould and damp patches forming on internal surfaces, our anti condensation paint provides thermal insulation to the wall. Potentially saving you money on your energy bills and helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

How does anti condensation paint work?

Our Warmerwall anti condensation paint reduces the formation of condensation, inhibits mould and fungal growth, and adds an extra layer of insulation to walls and ceilings through utilising glass bubble technology.

Glass bubbles are 100% non-toxic hollow spheres about the thickness of a human hair that, when incorporated into a paint film, act as miniature thermos-like bottles. This provides a thermal barrier between cold surfaces and the warmer ambient temperature within a living space.

Walls treated with the anti condensation paint actually feel warmer to the touch because the heat from your hand is being reflected back, instead of being drawn to the colder surface of the wall and escaping.

As an additional benefit, once applied, the thermal properties of our anti condensation paint effectively prevents warm air from inside the property escaping through the walls and dissipating outside therefore saving the user money on their heating bills and reducing their carbon footprint.

How to apply anti condensation paint

Below we outline the application process for treating damp walls with anti condensation paint. It is not dissimilar from using standard paint to decorate surfaces, however, if you would like help and advice applying anti condensation paint to your walls you can contact our damp specialists directly.

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1. Preparing affected walls

If the wall is damp then an appropriate mould cleaner solution will need to be used before any wallpaper is stripped back and the wall cleaned and sanded to prepare a smooth, flat surface.

2. Apply the anti condensation coating

After thoroughly stirring and pouring into a tray, the anti condensation paint can be applied by brush or roller. Once the first coat has dried (approximately after 4 hours) a second can be applied.

3. Redecorating after using anti-condensation paint

The second coat should be quicker to dry - just around two hours, however we recommend waiting for four hours after application before you paint or wallpaper over it.

What are the benefits of anti condensation paint

Anti condensation paint can really make a dramatic difference as you seek to transform dank and damp rooms into warm resplendent and healthy environments.

  • Reduces the formation of water droplets. Less time spent having to soak up excess water from the walls
  • Helps to reduce black mould and fungal growth keeping the surface clean and healthy and odour free
  • Resists thermal transfer through walls and ceilings helping to keep the heat within your property
  • Low thermal conductivity - less heat being lost through the walls the paint is applied to
  • Helps to reduce heating costs by helping to keep the heat in
  • Helps to improve the room climate
  • Can be painted over to whatever colour you want

Difference between anti condensation paint and damp proof paint

The key difference is that the anti condensation paint is designed to stop damp problems where the moisture is coming from inside the property, whereas damp proof paint (sometimes called tanking slurry) prevents damp from outside getting into the home.

Secondly, an anti condensation coating provides a thermal barrier that can help retain heat up to five times longer than conventional emulsions. Whereas damp proof paint is a mixture of cement, aggregates and chemical modifiers with no thermal properties.

Does anti condensation paint work

Our anti condensation paint product known as “Warmerwall” has been laboratory tested and shown to drastically reduce the formation of condensation. Moreover, the glass bubble technology means that it is excellent for insulating solid walled properties which cannot benefit from conventional cavity wall insulation.

In some properties, however, the condensation problem is overwhelming even after an anti condensation coating has been applied.

In such cases you will usually require a ventilation unit to be installed into the property. You can find out more by looking at our condensation solutions page.

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