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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:09 am 
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We have a rental property that we are just doing up. The house was suffering from rising damp in 1 room and so for this room with removed the plaster to a height of 1200mm around the entire room, applied multiple layers of Tanking Slurry and then reboarded and replastered.

We have also replastered / skimmed the entire house. The house has trickle vents on every window and we have also installed new extractor fans in both the kitchen and bathroom to prevent excessive moisture build up internally. We are now just about to start decorating.

Is it worth us buying more expensive Anti-Damp paint (Leyland Trade), and doing at least one coat or both coats with this paint?

Has anyone used anti damp paints before?


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I have no experience of anti-damp paint and I doubt a water based paint will be effective if there are any serious damp issues but you lose nothing by trying. Are you sure you are not looking for anti-mould paint? On a different note, if Leyland paint seems expensive to you wait till you see some of the more expensive branded trade paints and other products.

As far as trickle vents and extractor fans go see if your tenants will be happy to pay for their heating only to pump it outside the property :dunno: ... here you are trying to prevent mould from forming, hence my comment of what are you trying to fix? Rising damp or mould?

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If the source of the rising damp hasn't been fixed then the tanking will fail sooner or later... regardless of what paint is used.

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