Damp Issues: How to Eradicate Mould

Mould is a common damp-related issue. Outbreaks primarily occur in warm, wet environments such as bathrooms and kitchens and are more likely during the winter months when the temperature outdoors is vastly different to that inside, causing condensation. Not only is mould unsightly and smelly, it can also have serious impacts on human health, particularly on the skin and respiratory system. 

In this edition of the Greengates Builders Merchants blog, we introduce the bestselling Mould Eradication Kit, which has been put together by industry experts at Wykamol. The contents of the versatile kit can be used to eradicate mould growth on a wide variety of different surfaces including ceilings, walls, skirting boards and door/window frames.

Wykamol's professional Mould Eradication kit contains everything required to combat mould issues and prevent them from recurring. The first item is a one-litre container of mould remover biocide spray which, supplied ready to use, is sufficient to treat a surface area of ten square metres. Next are two bottles of fungicidal additive, the contents of which are to be mixed with solvent, gloss or emulsion paint. Completing the kit are an applicator sponge, protective gloves and safety goggles.

 How to Use the Wykamol Mould Eradication Kit

  • Put on the safety goggles and protective gloves before commencing.
  • Spray the affected surface with mould remover biocide from a distance of between three and five centimetres. Note that, as well as spraying the visible mould, you should extend the treatment one metre beyond it for full effectiveness. If the area is particularly badly affected, a second coat of spray should be applied after ten minutes have elapsed.
  • If you are spraying onto paper, the formula will act as an effective stripping agent. The paper contaminated with mould should be stripped and securely bagged before being removed from the property. After this, the exposed plaster should be resprayed with the biocide solution. 
  • Once the surface has fully dried, scrape away any loose, flaking plaster. Note that previously painted surfaces must be etched using sandpaper. 
  • Using the provided sponge, rub down the area thoroughly. Leave for 30 minutes to allow the product to work. Then, rinse the surface using warm, soapy water. 
  • The specialist paint additive, which helps to prevent recurrence of mould outbreaks, should then be used. It can be mixed into primer, undercoat, varnish, emulsion paint, gloss paint, textured paint, tile adhesive or wallpaper paste. Follow the provided instructions for the amount of additive to mix into these different substances. Blend for at least one minute or until the additive is fully dispersed. Apply the mixture as usual.

Wykamol's Mould Eradication Kit is available to purchase from Greengates Builders Merchant Accrington as part of our comprehensive damp proofing and remediation portfolio of products. Please browse our website for further details.

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