Waterproof Wall Paint

If mold begins growing in your home, it can cause health issues for your family and structural problems for your home. The best way to prevent mold growth is to stop moisture from accumulating in your home. Because areas like the basement are known for accumulating moisture, you may be concerned that this is a problem you won't be able to control. However, by using waterproof wall paint, you will be able to take preventative action against these problems.

Damp Guard

When homeowners try to waterproof their own walls, they are often disappointed by the results. They assume that there are simply techniques they don't know that professionals understand. In reality, the secret of professionals is they use several products in conjunction with each other. In addition to waterproof wall paint, one of the products they use to get the best results is called Damp Guard. This product is applied prior to painting a wall. It can be added to concrete, brick or any other surface. The reason Damp Guard makes waterproof paint even more effective is it creates a waterproof membrane.

While Damp Guard is safe enough to use on interior walls, it's strong enough to withstand the amount of water exposure that exterior walls face. If you're waterproofing walls in your basement, this will help prevent water from seeping in through the walls. Since Damp Guard is available in neutral colors, you will have no trouble painting over it with waterproof wall paint. This product is very easy to apply to any wall. Most homeowners find they get the best application by using a roller. This makes it easy to evenly spread Damp Guard across a wall.

Waterproof Paint Primer

If you want to get the best results from your waterproof wall paint, it's a good idea to also use a waterproof primer. Adding this product to your waterproofing process will ensure that the waterproof seal goes all the way down to the wall's pores. If there are existing cracks in the walls you're waterproofing, this type of primer will help fill them. Once you add waterproof paint to the wall, this primer will actually extend the paint's life. It will also reduce peeling and ensure that the paint you add looks great.

Using Waterproof Wall Paint

Once you've added Damp Guard and waterproof primer to your walls, you will be able to apply the actual paint. While waterproof paint has special properties, actually applying it to your walls is done in the same way as a standard paint. You can use a sprayer or roller to cut down on the amount of time it takes to paint your walls. Use a brush if there are any corners you can't reach with the sprayer or roller. After you finish with the paint, you may want to consider covering it with a clear repellent. Adding this finishing touch can:

  • Fully seal the paint's surface
  • Add an attractive sheen to the wall
  • Work with any type of wall surface





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