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Managing mould growth in the home

Managing mould growth in the home

Mould found on painted walls in bathrooms, kitchens or bedrooms is unsightly and undesirable. Is it dangerous and how can it be prevented?

What is mould?

Mould is a naturally occurring type of fungi. Ultimately highly undesirable in domestic living environments, mould grows in damp and poorly ventilated areas, and reproduces by making spores. Moulds are present virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors, and can grow in and on materials such as furniture, fabrics, carpets, walls, timber and plumbing.

Read 5 dangerous moulds that can develop around the home...

Is mould dangerous to health?

Mould produces airborne spores and may cause health problems if inhaled by people who are sensitive or allergic to them. Possible symptoms may include a running or blocked nose, irritation of the eyes and skin, and sometimes sneezing and coughing. 

Read more on how black mould affects your health...

How does mould grow?

Mould grows when there is a water or moisture present in an environment with limited or no sunlight or clean, fresh air. Wallsthat are exposed to changing temperatures and moisture in an indoor environment provide an ideal place for mould growth to occur.  

What does Little Knights paint do to prevent mould?

Little Knights paint contains an antibacterial and antifungal agent that is intrinsic throughout the structure of the paint and will kill any know bacterial on contact. So although this obviously helps to prevent mould... Why does it not stop it growing altogether?

Over a period of time if a room is subject to varying temperatures, condensation, steam and damp conditions, a microscopic thin-film of dust, dirt, grease, soap scum, and other substances will build-up on the upper surface of the paint.

Any mould that develops and becomes established is growing on the thin-film layer and not actually touching the surface of the paint.

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Basic housekeeping

With Little Knights paint, unwanted mould can be easily removed with some basic housekeeping. No cleaning products, detergents or chemicals are required.

Simply by using a damp cloth and wiping the affected area to remove the mould and remove the layer of thin-film substances will allow the surface of the paint to 'breathe' again and prevent the return of any mould. And because the antibacterial property is part of the paints structure, you can wipe surface without compromising its ability to kill bacteria and prevent mould.

Read more on how to clean a painted wall...

How to stop mould growing?

Very simply, use Little Knights paint, give your walls a routine wipe, try to keep your walls dry and try to keep air circulating, perhaps by moving furniture to prevent long-term "dead spots" with no air movement. 

For more helpful guidance on housekeeping for mould, contact us or call 01604 781009.

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