Painting rising damp

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by JAzer, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. JAzer

    JAzer Member

    I live in an 1850s house. It's old, there is damp, I'm fine with that. I don't want to start injecting the walls with chemicals etc. I'd rather just let it breathe as much as possible.
    The only issue it causes me is the unsightly stains on paint. Is there a paint (magnolia or similar) that will not change in appearance when exposed to damp?
    Thank you kindly.
  2. JAzer

    JAzer Member

    Stain block will be no good as wall will not be dry and it will come through eventually.
  3. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Applying paint requires all surfaces to be clean, dry and free from anything that will interfere with the adhesion of materials to be applied.

    Google 'Three in One' foil, have used this product many times with very good results. You must use the products adhesive that sticks the foil to the damp wall.

    or....hack of the plaster and render area up to a height of 1.2 metres and synthaproof the walls, re render and plaster finish.
  4. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Distemper...? :rolleyes:
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Will still stain though DA.
  6. JAzer

    JAzer Member

    Thanks for the replies.
    Astramax, I'll order some of that then!

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