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    Mould problem in bedroom, can I just use Dulux easycare or should I be using Dulux bathroom?

    Painters & Decorators


    I am currently redecorating my room. There has been a persistent mould problem which has been looked at. We are planning on installing a ventilation system.

    Mould occurs on the exterior walls particularly around the window.

    I know I want to use Dulux. My plan was to use the bathroom paint, but I am wondering if the Easycare washable paint will suffice? There is little price difference between them so I was wondering what is the most suitable for a bedroom like mine?

    The only downside for the bathroom paint for me is that they don't come in a matt formula this however is not the end of the world!

    Any advice much appreciated!


    Asked by Yas on 4th Apr 2021
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    T@P decorating

    "Try and find the source of the mould. Maybe there is no air flow through the room or maybe your window needs resealing. Once the problem is solved and wall is dry use a stain block preferably a paint on one. The give walls 2/3 coats of paint preferably a mid sheen that’s wipeable"

    Answered on 6th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Hamiltons decorating service

    "Hi, Most washable paint's have a liquid polymer mixed in the paint. This makes it durable and washable. That's why you can not buy the matt formula for your bathroom. If you have mold issue's this is usually damp that can not escape, so it is not a good idea to use an acrylic paint is it will prevent the walls from breathing and will trap any mosture in the wall from escaping into the atmosphere.

    The source of the damp needs to be treated before redecorating, if you have extrior mould, it is probably penertrating damp and you will need to, weather seal the exterior wall's. If the damp is mainly interior it is more likly poor ventilation. and can be treated with anti damp paint, or stain blocker use Dulux Damp seal an the area where the damp is occuring if you prefer Dulux. And use a waterbase matt for your top coat. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 15th Apr 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    South East Construction & Maintenance

    "I would stick to the bathroom paint. Even if it does not come in matt and will leave that silky finish - it will protect the walls a lot better than the standard one. Of course, providing that the source of the mould has been taken care of."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Pataki Peter


    Sorry for the late response. I would preferably use Dulux if I were you. However I can suggest to mix the paint with Kair Anti-Mould Additive. It helps to stay away from mould long term only if the ventilation problem solved.


    Answered on 13th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Handy Construction

    "Mould sealer or blocker should be applied before the paint. Personally I would use neither paint suggested, but would use Dulux Trade Diamond eggshell."

    Answered on 6th Apr 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Jps decorators

    "Mould needs to removed/cleaned with anti fungal spray first ,if you want to seal it in ,I suggest oil based undercoat ,leave to dry for at least 24 hours ,this will then be ready for any paint you desire"

    Answered on 27th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Au Faix

    "What your need to do is find out we’re the moisture is coming from and treat it with a painting stain block one the area is dry . Then you can apply your finish coat"

    Answered on 28th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    WPG All Jobs

    "You need to address the problem outside if you have bricks or cracks letting water run into the walls this will cause mould and dampness round the window check silicone as well if it’s damaged magpies like to nibble at silicone so if you fix problem outside you can then clean walls and treat them with damp proof materials before you paint"

    Answered on 1st May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Experienced Painter

    "At b&q you can find a special paint for mold. You can go and ask a member of staff to direct you where it is. I was using that paint and I'm very happy."

    Answered on 18th Aug 2021 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    SD Contractors

    "If mould is occurring on exterior walls and round your windows there is an issue with the seals on your window letting moisture in and the exterior wall outside of your house will probably need sealing and brickwork repointing in places as there is probably rain getting into the brickwork causing the mould"

    Answered on 18th Apr 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

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