Over the years, our approach to building houses has changed. Just a few decades ago, houses were made from largely natural materials, making them draughtier and, admittedly, colder. Now, efficient glazing and modern building materials mean that our houses are almost hermetically sealed – but in making them warmer and more comfortable, we’ve created a different problem.
What causes mould on interior walls?
Older houses were designed to be naturally ventilated and damp that found its way inside would evaporate in warmer weather. If you seal your walls with a modern non-permeable paint, though, any water that does find its way in is trapped under that waterproof layer, and will soon make its presence known in the shape of damp patches, flaking or even mould. Non-breathable paints literally prevent the walls ‘breathing’ or giving and releasing moisture, and that’s relevant even in new-build homes.
Mould and asthma
Let’s face it, no-one wants a home full of mildew – but if your house is home to small children, pets, the elderly or anyone with asthma or a lower immune system, then keeping it as spore-and-fume-free as possible becomes vital. According to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), who promote and support the interests of all NHS community pharmacies in England, there are currently 5.4 million people receiving treatment for asthma in the UK, which has one of the worst asthma death rates in Europe.
Little Knights paint – breathable and antibacterial
Using a breathable paint such as the Little Knights range helps to create a safe, healthy environment. The Little Knights range has other advantages, too – in fact, it’s the UK’s first and only 100% VOC-free paint, which means it contains no harmful solvents at all to act as asthma triggers. It also contains antibacterial agents which help to inhibit the spread of mould before it can even appear. Created using years of experience by an industry expert, Little Knights paint offers the best protection currently on the market, so you can sleep easily knowing your family are in safe hands.