Find out how to fight mold using paint

Repairs & Paints Mold Killing PrimerA home should not only be a happy place but a healthy one. One of the biggest health risks homeowners face that is usually unseen is mold. Mold and mildew are a huge concern for homeowners, as they can be extremely costly to treat, remove and, in some instances, even lead to health risks. Keep your home even healthier by using mold-resistant paints in the ongoing battle against mold.

Mold can manifest anywhere in a home where there’s sufficient or an abundance of moisture and a food source in the form of organic matter. In many instances, mold can take the form of drywall paper, insulation, carpet or sub-flooring. Using mold-resistant paint on walls and floors can help to prevent and even stop mold before it starts, by sealing off access to wall-based materials and therefore preventing mold from spreading to floors and carpets.

Mold-resistant paint should only be used after any existing areas of mold growth have already been treated. If mold is growing on drywall or inside of walls, the drywall and any other affected materials should be removed and replaced before the application of mold-resistant paint. Once the area has been treated for existing mold, mold-resistant paint can be applied to the walls and floors of any affected areas.

The chemicals used in the paint will help to destroy any remaining mold, and seal off the area from further mold growth. When painting, pay close attention to top and bottom corners where walls meet, as these are particularly popular areas for mold to move in.

Using mold-resistant paint, particularly on basement floors, walls and ceilings, can be an effective way to prevent mold growth in your home. Who knew paints could help keep your home look more appealing & be more safe and sound.