Reduce long term maintenance costs with anti fungal paint
Fungi such as mould and mildew are a blight of many British buildings: 1 in 18 buildings suffer from damp problems of some sort in the UK. Therefore, anti fungal paint is a very good idea: it is suitable for new buildings to make sure they’ll never see mould, and for older buildings that have, or have had mildew to guarantee many fungi-free years. As a result of those years the building’s interior walls and ceilings do not need maintenance that often, which means lower maintenance costs!
Mould and mildew not only decrease the value of the property, and look (and smell) unpleasant but also create a great hazard to health of the people who are exposed to the presence of these fungi.
Anti fungal coatings should be considered especially when…
- … there is an increased risk of damp problems (parking garages);
- … when possible fungi would create a hazard for the health of many (hospitals, schools, working places).
The benefits that come along mould resistant paint
Anti mould paint is:
- Damp proof
Prevents problems caused by rising damp, especially important in underground spaces such as parking garages, cellars and storages.
- Air purifying
Improves and maintains air quality in spaces where clean air is critical such as hospitals, schools and working places.
- Anti bacterial
Contains silver additives, which not only prevent fungus growth but also make it impossible for bacteria to survive on the surface.
These benefits together also reduce the need for maintenance. Thus, investing in a high quality anti fungal paint, can save you maintenance costs.
Selecting the right anti fungal coating product
Anti fungal coatings are applicable as precaution in new and old buildings, as well as as a solution for fungus problems. There are several products that can be used to create an anti fungal surface, were no fungus will grow. The following products are applicable depending on the situation.
- Fungicidal wash
To be applied on a wall or ceiling that suffers from mould or mildew. Fungicidal wash works as a mould remover.
- Anti fungal pretreatment
Suitable for new walls and ceilings before painting them. The pretreatment is a preservative or primer- like product on
- Anti fungal paint
Usually an opaque wall paint that effectively prevents fungi and bacteria from growing on it. Applicable on new and painted substrates. Note that, if there already is mould on the substrate, it must be cleaned before painting.
- Mould resistant spray
As a protection layer on existing painted, mould free walls or ceilings.
Architectural anti fungal coatings for spaces where there’s no space for mould
Anti fungal paint is by far the most common mould proof solution in the UK. It can be used alone or in combination with an anti mould pretreatment. We have compiled a list of some of the anti fungal paints.
In case you require any additional information on mould resistant paints or other anti fungal coating, do not hesitate to contact us. We can find you the best products, suppliers and contractors!
|Anti fungal paint||Price (RRP) per litre||Theoretical coverage per litre|
|Zinsser Perma-White Mould Proof paint (self priming)||£12.00||10 m²|
|Blackfriar Fungi Shield; anti fungal matt wall coating||£16.00||12 m²|
|Rust-Oleum 8700 Mould Resistant wall paint (water based topcoat)||£26.00||10 m²|
|Ronseal 6 year anti mould paint (walls and ceilings)||£12.00||12 m²|
|Pepagrim Sanitop mould and mildew coating (Mathys wall coatings)||£16.00||8 m²|
|Crown Trade Steracryl acrylic mould proof paint||£12.00||14 m²|