Mold is annoying. Unsightly. Malodorous. And harmful to health. How to get rid of it? Here is the answer!
How to treat mold on walls? The definitive guide!
How, and where, mold is born
Mold grows in the wettest and coldest areas of the wall, where painting often does not allow good perspiration and therefore the formation of micro-condensation is easier which creates an ideal habitat for the formation of mold itself.
If we are looking for a comfortable solution that allows us to solve the problem without resorting to masonry (the classic insulation of the wall, which must be performed in a workmanlike manner and without the use of synthetic and non-breathable materials to avoid worsening the situation) we often find a series of proposals ranging from classic chlorine-based products to more home remedies , such as vinegar or other effervescent mixtures.
There are many substances capable of killing or cleaning a mold from the wall, but what do we really need to do if we want to avoid repeating cleanings and treatments several times a year, perhaps finding ourselves facing ever worse situations? p>
How to get rid of mold. Permanently
Eliminating mold without changing the conditions that allowed it to be born will inevitably lead to seeing it appear again. If we then used substances containing dangerous and irritating biocides, which are inevitably released into the home environment instead of making it healthy and free of the harmful effects due to the presence of mold and their spores, we risk polluting the air we breathe more. < br>
Durga - Natural Products Durga - has been developing a kit for twenty years now that simply and effectively solves the root problem.
The… solution. Even in the most difficult environments
The “ Canadian solution a > "And the wall paint" Luminosa "have solved the problem in many situations and are used now even in particularly difficult environments such as cellars wineries.
Because in a cellar, where wine barrels are placed to age, on the one hand the environment is very conducive to the formation of mold; on the other hand, biocides such as chlorine cannot be used, which would irreparably alter the properties of the wine which is maturing.
The use against molds of the Canadian Solution and the Luminosa have been positively tested and certified by < a href = "http://www.csi-spa.com/en/" target = "_ blank" title = "csi - test" rel = "noopener noreferrer"> CSI - International .
< br> But what is it, in fact?
The "ingredients", the guide
The Canadian Solution is a formulation of potassium salts of boron at a particularly high concentration which is not achievable under normal conditions (i.e. dissolving the salts in water), and herein lies the particularity of the product.
It is odorless, it does not release any biocide into the air but simply destroys the membranes mold cells, and, importantly, creates a stable alkaline environment on the wall that prevents new molds from forming.
Light painting is a na completely natural and extremely breathable paint (coefficient µ of vapor resistance <31 when for a conventional paint a value of 70 is considered the top) and has a microporous texture that prevents the formation of condensation.
As are these products used?
The procedure is simple but it is important to follow it carefully:
- Impregnate the attached walls from mold and adjacent ones with the Canadian Solution. A roller can be used and care must be taken to wet the surface well without leaving dry areas. You should not dust or try to remove mold before this operation as we risk dispersing the mold spores (which are often toxic) in the air, with the risk of breathing them and dispersing them in other environments.
- When the impregnated walls are dry (wait at least 4 hours) we will already feel that something has changed ... in fact the typical smell of mold is disappearing as if by magic, while there will be no smell of chemicals.
Now we can, if necessary, lightly brush the now inactive mold and then proceed to paint with the Luminosa paint. We can add a few glasses of Canadian solution to the Luminosa, mix the product and apply it with a roller or with a brush in a very simple way.
If we use the roller we cross the rollers a little making run well the roller, it is not necessary to leave too much accumulated paint.
As the paint dries we will realize the excellent coverage of the Luminosa.
Before applying a second coat of paint, wait until the previous one is perfectly dry; check in particular on the corners and in the less ventilated points.
We will apply the second coat in the same way as the first coat and that's it.
The Luminous paint can be colored using the Pompei coloring pastes , made with natural earths and oxides, free of heavy metals and organic dyes, are stable over time and do not change in the light.
… Why don't we use lime?
Lime is an excellent disinfectant for walls and was used for this purpose for example in farms, stables and a little in all environments. But the problems are two:
- Although it is an extremely breathable product, lime needs attention to be applicable with good results, the support must be adequate (no plaster, no cement, no plasterboard etc) the paint must be applied in many subsequent coats. There must not be excessive temperatures, it must be kept in a damp substrate in summer during application etc.etc. The solution adopted today is to use additives, acrylic or vinyl resins etc. which distort its characteristics by drastically reducing porosity and breathability with the only result that we think we have used a healthy product which, however, is transformed into a normal synthetic paint which only has the name of the lime.
- Another point is that the sanitizing characteristics of lime have a short life. The characteristic that makes aerial lime a particular binder lies in the fact that over time carbonate. This is crucial in a binder. There are masonry built in a workmanlike manner in the eighteenth century in which we still see the bricks worn out over time and the mortar that binds them now become indestructible and hard as a stone stand out among the worn bricks.
Here is what happens: in the carbonation calcium hydroxide (lime in fact) undergoes a reaction process with carbon dioxide in the air which transforms it into calcium carbonate becomes as hard and impenetrable as stone (calcium carbonate is the basic component of es) and loses all the alkalinity characteristics that make it an excellent disinfectant.
Ca (OH) 2 + CO2 CaCO3 + H2O
So in the stables it was necessary to remove the paint with sagging lime and refresh it again regularly over time.
Another problem that you shouldn't worry about if you use Canadian Solution and Bright paint!
Before and After!
In the image, our Test Area before and after the treatment, co n two coats of Luminosa.