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SOLVED: Does Damp Proof Paint Work?

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Structural damp is a prominent problem in many UK homes as excess water caused by heavy rainfall and condensation causes damage to the very structure of our houses. 

Damp is a problem that needs to be addressed quickly, whether the tell-tale signs of damp are affecting the interior of your home or the exterior. Not only is your property at risk, but so is your family’s health. 

Solutions to damp come in multiple forms, from reducing the amount of water in the air to investing in products that can banish the signs of damp and tackle the root cause. 

One product marketed to protect your home agaisnt damp is damp proof paint, a seemingly brilliant product that can help to stop water entering your exterior walls. However, the big question is, does damp proof paint work? Let’s find out…

Does Damp Proof Paint Stop Water Entering Exterior Walls?

Like many home improvement options on the market, there is more than one type of damp proof paint available – that means that there is more than one level of effectiveness. 

Most standard off-the-shelf damp proof paints for the interior and exterior of your home will help to combat the problem of damp to some degree, but they may not spell the end of your problems in entirety. 

When you compare the standard tin of damp proof paint to the premium end of the market where water repelling wall coatings are, there is quite a remarkable difference between product effectiveness. 

Properla wall coatings are designed to stop water in its tracks, eliminating upwards of 95% of water absorption in exterior walls so moisture can’t seep through and start causing your walls to become damp. 

These kinds of wall coating, when professionally applied to your exterior walls, can significantly help to reduce the problem of damp in your home by providing a strong water resistent protection barrier around your property. 

When it comes to a professional wall coating, the answer to ‘does damp proof paint work?’, is a firm yes. 

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By keeping your walls dry, a wall coating will help to reduce the amount of heat that is being lost through your exterior walls. This will translate into a warmer home and a reduction in the amount of energy you’ll need to keep your property at a comfortable temperature

What Are the Other Benefits of Using Damp Proof Paint?

By investing in a professional wall coating, you’ll also get to enjoy a host of additional benefits that go above and beyond the reduction of damp problems. Here are a few of the main benefits of high-quality damp proof paint:

Benefit No.1: Improved Thermal Efficiency

A damp wall is not only a structural and health danger, it’s actually a danger to your comfort levels. Whilst masonry is not fundamentally bad at insulating your home, when it gets damp, the thermal conductivity increases considerably, and a highly thermally conductive material is no good for preventing heat loss. 

By keeping your walls dry, a wall coating will help to reduce the amount of heat that is being lost through your exterior walls. This will translate into a warmer home and a reduction in the amount of energy you’ll need to keep your property at a comfortable temperature. 

Benefit No.2: Excellent Wall Breathability

Moisture getting into your walls is bad, but perhaps something that is worse is moisture not being able to get out. Having moisture trapped in your walls can cause some major damp and mould problems, so wall breathability is essential. 

Despite how effectively a wall coating works at protecting against penetrating damp, it still allows your walls to breathe and release moisture – an essential ability for a structurally secure home!

Benefit No.3: Less Wall Maintenance Required

The final benefit is not one that it often considered when applying an exterior wall coating, but it’s one that you’ll begin to notice fairly quickly. A wall coating doesn’t just improve the look of your exterior walls, it actually makes them easier to maintain. 

The wall coating changes the properties of the exposed wall surface, so dirt and grime have trouble sticking to the surface and when it starts to rain, the contaminants simply wash away with the water. No matter the weather, your exterior walls will stay looking attractive. 

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By keeping your walls dry, a wall coating will help to reduce the amount of heat that is being lost through your exterior walls. This will translate into a warmer home and a reduction in the amount of energy you’ll need to keep your property at a comfortable temperature!

Call Home Logic Today to Get Your Exterior Walls Properly Protected!

Damp proof paint is not just a helpful addition to your exterior walls, it’s essential if you want to keep your home protected and free from the troubles that damp can bring. 

While most damp-proof paints bring something to the table, for an effective finish and excellent results, a wall coating is one of the best products to consider.

For advice on getting the best wall coating for your home, give our team of exterior insulation experts a call today on 0800 1700 636 and get the ball rolling with immediate effect!