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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:59 pm 
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I have an unheated porch, it gets a bit condensated in winter unless I put portable radiator in there.

It has some cracks in the paint, since before I moved in, see photos attached.

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Is this damp?

I now want to change the flooring, and so am going to repaint the room first.

My plan is to use decorators caulk to fill the cracks/holes, and then use 'damp seal' as an undercoat, and then paint on top with Dulux Bathroom+ paint.

Will this be ok or do I have a damp problem that needs sorting?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:04 pm 
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Does the wall feel very cold compared to other surfaces in the same room?


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Not that i can tell.


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unlikely to be damp them.


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looks like damp. lift the floor coverin and remove the strip of skirting.then take a photo
whats on the other side of that wall?


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Other side is front garden. 3 walls facing garden get moist from top in winter if no heater in porch. Heater stops the condensation. Wall has hollowish sound below line when knocked.


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Had a closer look today, I scratched one of the bigger cracks lower down with a key. It seems that the plaster underneath the paint is dry.

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There is a bit of mold on the skirting board, but this was caused by that section being hidden under a bench. I dont think its caused by moisture coming through the wall from below/outside. The bench too got mold on it.

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So I am thinking that I can just proceed to sand/fill the cracks and paint over.


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