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Mold - How to fight it
by Spyros Christouby Spyros Christou

Mold is a type of fungus which grows in damp places.  Since fungi do not have chlorophyll, they can also be developed in places where the lighting is not enough and there is only oxygen.

Fungi mostly depend on paper, wood, colour resin, carpets etc for food.  When they accumulate in a great quantity, they appear in a black-green colour.

What does mold need to grow

1. Temperature differences

2. Presence of moisture

3. Dirty surfaces (with dusty, grease etc)

4. Insufficient ventilation

5. Lack of lighting

6. Thermal bridges (non-insulated components that allow steams to be liquefied)

7. When we dry clothes in the house

8. Indoor plants

 

Ways to Fight Mold

1. Detect the source of the problem

2. Sufficient ventilation

3. Anti-mold solutions

4. Dehumidifiers

5. Primers

6. Anti-mold paints

7. Thermal insulation of all the non-insulated components that cause steam

8. By keeping surfaces clean

 

Cleaning Process

When the source of the mold creation is detected and eliminated, then people have to use the right means to fight it.  It is noticeable that no material can solve the problem if the cause of the problem is not totally eliminated.

 

1st Step

Using the specialized anti-mold solution DECOFIX MOULD CLEANER, we spray the influenced with mold area and leave the cleaning fluid to act for 12-24 hours (mold actually consists of some alive microbes which must be eliminated before they are removed).

2nd Step

We wet a cloth with DECOFIX MOULD CLEANER and wipe or scrub the mold until the surface is clean.

3rd Step

Spray the surface with the anti-mold solution for better results.

4th Step

The use of SWAN ACRYLIC PRIMER contributes to a better result before the final painting.

5th Step

Paint with the anti-mold colours CROWN KITCHEN & BATHROOM or CROWN STERACRYL ANTI-BACTERIAL

 

Interesting Facts

1. Satin colours prevent the fungi and mold development and they are washable.

2. Dehumidifiers (humidity absorbers) are considered to be the enemies of humidity. They absorb humidity thus preventing the mold development

3. Mold must never be wiped with a dry cloth because this way we just transfer mold to other surfaces.

4. If the mold has affected surfaces of dry construction (drywall) or wood, then the surface should be better replaced.

5. Your furniture should not touch the walls.  By leaving a small space, we allow the air to flow thus preventing the creation of moisture.