The Best Anti Mould Paint
Mould is not only unsightly in your home but it's also detrimental to your health. It's important to always deal with the root of the problem be that better ventilation, damp treatment or sealing any sources of water ingress but in areas of high moisture like bathrooms, kitchens or around windows prone to condensation.
Anti Mould Paints
Anti mould paints are best used after fixing the cause of damp. These paints are specifically developed to prevent mould from growing on your interior walls. This is achieved in various ways, some paints contain fungicidal barriers which prevents moistuer breaking through the barrier making it difficult for mould to gather.
Our Top 3 Anti Mould Paints
We have rounded up our best anti mould trade paints below which can prevent mould growth on your walls below including Crown, Zinsser and Coo-var.
Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting Scrubbable Matt
Formulated using advanced slow-release technology of its extreme fungicidal barrier defence and with superior stain resistance, Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting Scrubbable Matt is designed for use on interior walls and ceilings, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms where there is a lot of moisture.
Wash, scrub and wipe away new or aged stains easily thanks to its ISO 11998 class 1 scrub rating. Available in hundreds of colours including colour matching.
Zinsser Interior Perma White Matt
Zinsser Perma-White Interior is a matt finish, mould-resistant paint that contains a biocode to protect against fungal degradation. Designed to resist cracking, peeling and blistering for up to 7 years before first maintenance, this is a high-performing, durable paint for interior walls and ceilings. With strong adhesion to existing solvent-based or glossy paints, Perma-White Matt also seals flat paint, cement block, concrete and new drywall.
Best suited for areas of high humidity where a durable, matt finish is wanted such as kitchens or bathrooms.
Coo-Var Anti-Condensation Paint
Coo-Var Anti-Condensation Paint helps reduce condensation forming and reduces discolouration caused by moisture. This product can be left as a white finish or can be overcoated with coloured paint and is perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and areas of high moisture like windowsills and frames. Suitable for interior walls, ceilings and woodwork.
Crown Trade Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting Scrubbable Matt is the best mould-resistant paint thanks to advanced slow-release technology of extreme fungicidal barrier defence and superior stain resistance.
Designed for use on interior walls and ceilings, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms where there is a lot of moisture. Wash, scrub and wipe away new or aged stains easily thanks to its ISO 11998 class 1 scrub rating.
While mould-resistant paint will prevent mould in moisture-prone areas of the home such as bathrooms, kitchens and areas of condensation, it will not solve damp problems and will not dry wet walls or surfaces. The only way to cure a damp problem is to carry out a full damp proofing course and fully treat the surface.
It is not recommended to paint over mould, algae or fungi. In cases where there is an underlying damp problem, this should be treated fully but in areas prone to condensation for example, you can wash the surface using a fungicidal wash and paint over with a mould-resistant paint like Crown Trade Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting Scrubbable Matt.
No paint will stop mould but there are some trade paints with active ingredients that inhibit and resist mould growth. Zinsser Mould Resistant Paint is perfect for high-humidity areas of the home including kitchens and bathrooms, as is Crown Trade Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting Scrubbable Matt.
Both are rich in biocides and fungal defence ingredients to keep mould and fungi at bay. To stop mould completely, the root of the problem must be solved which often means a damp proofing course or treatment.
The best way to keep mould at bay indoors is to keep the room well ventilated so open windows, dry clothes outside where possible and use a dehumidifier where there is a lot of moisture. Keeping the heating on low for longer periods rather than high, short spells also helps.
Use a fungicidal wash and a sponge to clean any surface mould off thoroughly. You can also use 1 part bleach to 4 parts water to clean mould off of walls but always ensure good ventilation if using this method.
Yes, painting over mould will only make the problem worse and it will reappear. The only way to stop mould returning is to treat the source (a leak, water ingress etc.) and then apply mould-resistant paint to protect the surface going forward.