No-one likes damp – as well as looking ugly it usually smells too. But putting it right is easier than you think. Ronseal has a range of solutions designed to help you find and fix all kinds of damp.
Applying them is simple. Follow these step-by-step instructions from Mick Bowler, Research and Development Manager at Ronseal, to get the job done in no time.
Step 1. Identify Your Damp Problem
There are three types of common damp problems; condensation, penetrating damp and rising Damp. Knowing which you have is vital to treat it correctly.
Penetrating damp appears when water finds its way into your home and can be because of leaky guttering. Patches appear on walls and get darker when it rains.
Treating penetrating damp. Find where the water is getting into your home and repair. Apply Ronseal One Coat Damp Seal if necessary.
Condensation is caused when warm air hits a cold surface, creating damp on walls and ceilings.
Treating condensation. Use a roller to apply Ronseal Anti Condensation Paint to stop damp from re-appearing. It insulates your wall and stops condensation forming.
Rising damp often causes paint to crack and peel and may need professional treatment to fix.
Treating rising damp. Once this has been done repair any wall damage by applying Ronseal One Coat Damp Seal. This will stop any stains from penetrating and raising damp coming back. Brush off any flaking paint before covering the affected area.
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