Following decontamination, most mould-afflicted properties will require some redecoration and Safeguard Europe now offers a choice of products in its Dryzone range to deliver a high-quality decorative finish to stained walls and other surfaces.
The first is Dryzone System Mould-Resistant Emulsion Paint, which provides protection against the effects of condensation and is applied over standard paint finishes; and the second, Dryzone Mould-Resistant Emulsion Paint Additive, which can be used to make any paint mould-resistant, as well as confer the benefits on grout and wallpaper paste.
When redecorating using either product, the surface must be prepared as it would be for normal re-painting and then walls, ceilings, window frames and joinery must be treated with Safeguard’s Dryzone 100 Mould Killer to remove any traces of mould. Two coats of mould-resistant paint are then applied using a brush or a roller.
The washable paint comes in brilliant white, magnolia and a selection of pastel colours. Supplied in 5 litre tubs, it gives an average of between 10 and 12m2 coverage per litre, although this depends on the porosity of the substrate. The paint will be touch-dry in an hour, with between two and four hours required between coats.
The additive is compatible with all known water- or solvent based paints say the company and comes in 100ml bottles. Emulsion paints require the additive in 20ml per litre; while gloss paints need 10ml.
The Dryzone System from Safeguard is a complete rising damp renovation range that delivers permanent damp proofing solutions: from preventing moisture ingress through to specialist replastering and mould-resistant decorating materials.