THE BEST ANTI MOULD PAINT FOR DAMP PROOFING YOUR HOME
Mould is one of the most common and annoying issues homeowners have to deal with. It can cause visible stains on your walls, depress the thermal comfort in your home and degrades paintwork and masonry materials.
Moisture is the main cause of mould and luckily, there are a myriad of anti mould paint products formulated to fight it.
It’s our mission to help you find the best paint for damp proofing your home. We’ve asked our experts to test and rate the most popular products in the UK. They’ve named the best based on the product’s ability to combat and prevent mould formation. Curious to find out which they are? Check out our top picks below.
OUR BEST PICK ANTI MOULD PAINTS
Best Of The Rest
Anti-condensation undercoat recommended for any high-traffic areas.
Micro-porous highly breathable formula guarantees long-lasting damp protection.
A speciality paint formulated to prevent mould growth in all interior areas.
Ronseal Anti-Mould Paint is our top pick for a reason – it has an advanced formula containing a powerful biocide which treats the surface and prevents the growth of all common types of mould for up to six years.
Also formulated to withstand moisture and steam, Ronseal Anti-Mould is perfect to use in all humidity-prone areas, including the kitchen and bathroom. The product dries to a smooth protective film that is easy to wipe clean as needed.
This interior walls and ceilings paint benefits from an excellent grip on most previously painted or properly primed surfaces and is very easy to apply with either a paintbrush or roller.
Perfect for both traditional and modern home interiors, this anti mould emulsion dries to a matt, velvety finish that disguises all minor surface imperfections for a smooth, flawless result. The product’s only drawback is the lack of versatility when it comes to colours. White is your only choice, and the paint is not tint-able.
Ronseal One Coat Damp Seal is praised for its efficiency and versatility. This quality basecoat for walls and ceilings is allegedly formulated to cover damp stains permanently and stop them from damaging your paintwork.
In reality, the product won’t stop moisture forever, but it will keep your environments neat and tidy for years to come.
It has to be applied with a brush or roller and needs only one coat to treat the surface, providing a reliable base to paint over in only 4 hours. The product’s greatest feature is the unparalleled breathability that allows any trapped moisture to evaporate without causing further damage.
This means you can apply the product onto damp surfaces without having to wait for them to dry. The best results are achieved by painting a border of at least 30 centimetres around the damp area to fully cover the patch.
Together, the Ronseal Damp Seal and Anti-Mould paint form an effective and affordable anti-mould and anti-damp system for all problematic homes.
Polycell One Coat Damp Seal is similar to the Damp Seal by Ronseal above but includes a clear advantage: an impressive coverage of up to 14m²/litre. It is formulated for interior walls and ceilings but is also compatible with a range of different materials, including brick, cement and stone, as well as traditional indoor plaster.
A feature we liked is the matt finish which allows homeowners to decide whether or not to apply a topcoat to the surface.
Anti-mould and anti-moisture protection are guaranteed by the hardwearing formula of this paint but it takes more than the one coat advertised to achieve satisfactory results.
Another slight drawback of this product is the dreadful drying time. Although it touch dries in four hours, it is recommended to wait for at least 12 hours before applying a second coat. On a positive note, the product is compatible with a generous range of topcoats and is recommended by Dulux.
Thompson’s Damp Seal is another high-quality undercoat to consider if you want to treat damp walls in your home. This solvent-based product boasts an ultra-fast drying time and can be painted over after only 4 hours.
Compatible with a wide range of surfaces, Damp Seal by Thompson’s is formulated to guarantee a permanent damp and stain blocking solution. Or at least so the manufacturer claims.
Our testing showed these statements are a little too optimistic, but the majority of consumers declared themselves happy with the product’s performance. Just like Ronseal, Thompson’s dries to a micro-porous film developed to allow trapped moisture to escape even when the product is applied over a damp area.
The product is technically an undercoat but thanks to its smooth finish it doesn’t require you to paint it over.
Dulux Easycare Bathroom Plus presents itself as an exceptional topcoat to apply over the damp seal products above. Available in a range of colours and formulated to resist damp conditions, this product promises to keep your walls clean and shiny for long.
The distinctive trait of this paint is the innovative MouldTec technology developed to provide constant protection for up to five years.
Like most Dulux interior paints, Bathroom Plus features the Chromalock technology formulated with exclusive resins that keep the colours bright for longer and prevent discolouration. A soft sheen finish makes the product suitable to use in most high-traffic environments due to its washable ability.
Apart from the innovative technologies incorporated in this paint, we also like its consistency. The product is very easy to apply with a brush or roller and is even compatible with an array of spray guns.