What is Mold-Resistant Paint? 

Mold-resistant paint is growing in popularity for use in spaces where mold is a recurring concern. The product is formulated with additives like mildewcide, which can slow surface mold development. This versatile paint can help minimize the threat of mold in multiple ways, like slowing mold and mildew development and protecting drywall from moisture absorption. 

This paint is becoming more readily available in home improvement stores nationwide. Because of its specific purpose, you only need a small amount to coat the areas of a room prone to mold development. For this reason, mold-resistant paint is sold in quarts and gallons for those needing a much smaller amount. Because nearly all these products are white or transparent, you might prefer to use the primer version of the inhibitor instead so the surface coat can match the rest of the room. A few companies have semi-gloss tintable products if you wish to cover the entire room without multiple coats.

Where In Your Home Is Mold-Resistant Paint Needed? 

Because mold spores exist in almost every environment of your home, no area is entirely safe from developing colonies. Certain areas of your residence are more likely to experience moisture and subsequent mold damage, however, including:

  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Basement
  • Attic

Using Mold-Resistant Paint on Active Mold 

If you have been contending with the same recurring mold for months or even years, it is an annoyance every time it returns. You might look at a product like resistant paint and think it is feasible to merely coat over the growing spots of new colonization rather than to fully clean or professionally remediate this development. In truth, mold-resistant paint is not a sporicide or chlorine-based cleaner that can destroy spores and clean a substrate. Covering active mold does not stop this growth or hinder it. You need to contact experienced mold removal professionals to address any existing mold infestations and help identify the underlying conditions that led to mold growth.  

Managing Discovered Mold 

For mold-resistant paint to be effective and something that our AdvantaClean team might suggest or recommend, you must first address the growing microbial colony. The EPA and other standard-setting organizations expect professional remediation to begin with a compromised area exceeding ten square feet. Even in a small, moist bathroom, it does not take much to exceed this threshold.

Your home is made of the very matter that mold uses as a food source, so professional remediation is important to protect what you value. Several stages of mold damage cleanup will precede the application of mold-inhibiting paint or other products. These steps are meant to address the harsh effects of mold development, from the health impacts on your family to the effect on comfortable living conditions. AdvantaClean experts can begin our remediation process by:

  • Removing colonies
  • Cleaning surfaces
  • Performing repairs
  • Odor removal
  • Treating surfaces against regrowth

AdvantaClean Can Help How You Need It 

Remediation solutions are often the most direct way to deal with a recurring mold concern in your home. Resistant paint can be an effective extra precautionary step after the work of our AdvantaClean specialists. We can assess the condition of wet materials, determine the cause of moisture penetration, and effectively remove active mold growth.

Protect your home from mold damage and call our experienced remediators today.

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