Are there any paints that really repel mildew and mold?

by Punxxi

Paints that really repel mildew and mold? It is always damp where we live and we don't have humidifiers for the whole house in the winter. It's too cold to leave all the windows open, not to mention that I live in a rain forest.

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  • Heje Heje on Oct 07, 2018

    I have used paints that repel Mold and Mildew and have been very effective. There are also bead like products that absorb water and found in most retail stores.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Oct 07, 2018

    We found using Kilz aroma free primer really helps cut down on mold and mildew so much we even used it in a shower in the basement!

  • William William on Oct 07, 2018

    All I know is bathroom paint has mildecides in it. Just slows the mold down. Haven't seen any that repels mold and mildew.

  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 07, 2018

    You can also buy mildewcides to add to any paint. But enamel and semi-gloss are best.

    Question? how cold does it get in a rain forest?

    Fans help dry out a room by keeping the air moving.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Oct 09, 2018

      I live in Florence Oregon and live in a 1940s house. Keeping the windows mold free is my biggest challenge. Haven't had problems with mold on the walls except when I put some furniture too close to the wall, preventing air circulation. I just use some 10% solution of bleach and water to remove it. But I have been trying vinegar lately too.

  • Beth Beth on Oct 07, 2018

    Mildewcides come as powder in little packets that you add to your paint. You buy it at paint stores. Easy peasy.

  • Beth Beth on Oct 07, 2018

    Also, use a dehumidifier in your home.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 07, 2018

    Run exhaust fans when cooking. You'd be surprised how much humidity occurs in a kitchen. Get a very good quality auto humidity sensing fan for your bath (they make them with more quiet motors, now).

    Bpi makes an excellent point. Purchase one than drains into a floor drain, so you never have to empty it. Set it to maintain 40% humidity indoors.

    Scrub walls with vinegar, to reduce mildew.

  • Punxxi Punxxi on Oct 08, 2018

    Thank you all for your input.