Anti-mould paint is best used in areas that are prone to dampness and mould build up such as behind large furniture, kitchens, bedrooms or bathrooms. The reason why they are recommended is because they are formulated to provide the best form of protection against mould growth and staining whilst still allowing moisture to escape.
It’s important to note that before using any paints, you should fix the cause of the dampness beforehand. No matter how good the anti-mould paint is, severe damp issues may overcome the capabilities of the paint and you may end up wasting your time.
To assist you in selecting an anti-mould paint, our handpicked selection lists top-performing paints, chosen based on our first-hand experience painting areas that have been previously treated for dampness. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Anti Mould Paints
As we own a number of properties (rentals and Airbnb’s), we’ve had to deal with damp on a number of occasions.
Tell-tale signs that we often see are mould growth, paint that begins to crack and general dampness on walls and ceilings. However, before painting over it, we always try to find the cause of the dampness beforehand.
Typically, if the mould is within the bathroom, installing a powerful extractor fan as well as using an anti-mould paint is the usual cause of action. However, as shown by the mould in the cupboard in the photo, we were able to solve this issue by using mould resistant paint and asking the tenant to improve the ventilation in the room.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest anti mould paints (for this article), whenever we get the chance, we are attempting to use different formulas for testing purposes. As shown below, we recently used the Ronseal formula (our best-rated option) as well as the brand’s Damp Seal and both worked brilliantly.
As well as our experience and testing of a range of anti mould paints, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we considered included the paint’s coverage, ease of application, drying time, finish, durability and value for money.