How to deal with moisture on your walls

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If you have problems with moisture in your home you wonder how to deal with moisture on your walls. Montclair Painting can paint your house and get rid of the excessive moisture.People who live in houses with a lot of humidity are unhappier than those who live in houses without humidity. Moisture and mold can cause stress and unexpected expenses for their treatment. This means that the moisture that exists in our environment affects our life quality.

How to deal with humidity on your walls?

We suggest taking care of the insulation of your house from the beginning or at least do the best you can during the renovation phase, in order to have economy and better performance of the building as a whole, and especially in the humidity and mold. Increase the temperature inside your home as high temperatures make it difficult to create mold due to humidity.

Good ventilation

 One of the most important solutions is proper ventilation. Especially in rooms that need good ventilation, such as the bathroom and kitchen, you need to be more careful and ventilate them often. If you do not have ventilation fans be sure to put because they do a good job. If you do not want to spend extra money to add ventilators, then just remember to open the windows of your house often.

Reduce your bath time

Do not take long baths with hot water because you make the problem even more difficult. Prefer to shower faster with as warm or cold water as possible. Also do not let the hot water fall with too much pressure because this creates water vapor even faster.

Add plants to your space

 Plants have the ability to reduce the humidity in a space. Just be careful not to water them with too much water because they absorb the humidity of your house anyway.

Use dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers are usually installed in basements as they should be located in areas without windows. If you want, however, you can use dehumidifiers in rooms, such as the bathroom that usually has no windows or even if they are very small.

Do not put wood in the house

 If you have a fireplace, avoid keeping your wood in the house. Freshly cut wood contains a sufficient amount of water that comes out in the form of moisture in the space. Prefer to store wood outdoors.

Special Painting

There are special materials and paints that you can use if you have found moisture or mold on walls and drywall. These can be used as a base and are suitable for both preventing and combating the problem. They are environmentally friendly, suitable for walls, stones, bricks, cabinets and ceilings. Similarly, there are isothermal colors that are ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, closets and storage. They are heat insulating and prevent the accumulation of water vapor and the growth of microorganisms and fungi.

If you suffer from a wall that shows mold or is full of cracks and, while you have tried everything, after each plastering the problem appears again, we have the solution. Cover mold marks and cracks by painting your wall in a style.

There are many styles to choose from, depending on the size of your problem. The goal is to choose a style that visually resembles the damage your wall has suffered. It is very easy to paint the wall yourself in a special way that will catch the eye with all the excitement at the point of the wall that you previously hoped no one would notice.

As the style you want to cover mold or cracks, you will need: Beige or gray color and metallic shades. The amount of paint will depend on the size of the wall surface you want to cover. Prefer shades of beige and gray so that the result does not come out too much and to be at the same time more stylish and elegant. You can also use metallic shades for an even more glossy, bright effect with a touch of luxury. Also, a paint brush and a nylon bag or cloth.

It is very important that the wall you are going to paint is white. So in case your wall has a different color, you must paint it white, before you paint it with the color you have chosen for the style.

How it is done

Paint the color of your choice on your white wall with mold marks or cracks. Take the nylon bag, crumple it and dab it on the paint as soon as possible before it dries. Follow the same procedure all over the wall surface. You can do this style with one color or with more colors, painting one on top of the other, after the previous one dries. You can follow the same procedure with a damp cloth instead of a nylon bag, which you will have crumpled to dab the paint before it dries.

Before painting a wall with moisture, it would be good to apply primer. Be sure to dilute it according to the manufacturer’s instructions and let it dry. After the required time has passed, it is time for the most critical point. For painting the wall with moisture, we suggest that you apply special paint for moisture and mold two times.

The color that you will choose is left to your tastes, but this type is necessary for a problematic wall. Also, you may choose a speial paint for heat resistance. One of the main advantages of this paint is its capability to make your walls resistant to moisture and mold. Remember to take your time between the paintings in order to have an aesthetically pleasing result for your walls.

Montclair painting undertakes for 40 years carpentry, contracting, house restoration and renovations services. Their trustworthy workers promise a great result for your home.

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