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November 28th, 2014

How to Remove Mould

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Mould is formed of tiny organisms, which feed on anything that they can, especially moisture. When mould is attacking your home, the worst thing that you can do is leave it untreated. It will slowly eat away at your walls, floors or any other material that gets in its way.

 

The team at Dampkits have put together step by step advice for treating and preventing the growth of mould, so in the future you’ll know what to do.

Preventing mould is a lot easier than treating it. Ventilating a room can make all the difference when it comes to mould, as it helps to balance the moisture in the room. You can do this by opening a window to let in fresh air, especially after you have been cooking, had a shower or had the tumble dryer on. (See our tips on condensation control for more information)

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No More Mould Paint Additives are great for preventing the growth of mould as they create a protective barrier between the wall and the excess moisture in the room, which is the cause of the problem. They are quick and easy to use, just needing to add them to paint and then covering the area.

These products not only prevent the growth but can also treat it when used as part of a kit. We advise that you wear appropriate clothing, including protective glasses and older or disposable garments.

Our Mould Eradication Kit is perfect for treating mould and is hassle free to use.
  1. The first step is to spray the clear solution onto the affected area from about 3-5cm away. If a large area has been overtaken by mould then stand slightly further back so that the product covers it all.
  2. You then need to wipe the surface using the provided sponge, making sure that the solution has been evenly distributed.
  3. Then leave the spray to soak in for around 30 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm, soapy water. When doing this, make sure that you wring the sponge out; if it is too wet then it might damage the surface.
  4. (You may need to repeat these two steps, depending on how badly the surface is affected)
  5. How much paint additive you should add depends whether you use paint, emulsion or gloss. Based on a 5L tub, water based paint should be mixed with 100ml of additive. If you are using solvent based paint then you only need to use 50ml.
  6. Make sure that you stir it well, the instructions suggest for at least one minute, so that it is evenly mixed.
  7. You can then paint a coat over the affected area, which will help to protect the wall against any future mould invasion.
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