There is nothing quite as alarming as waking up in the middle of the night and seeing a leak in your basement or water seepage from your walls. There is that instant feeling of alarm followed by that headache that says, “This is going to be a problem until I do something about it.” There are dozens of different ways to prevent water leaks and seepage from happening and one of the most commonly employed methods is by way of using waterproofing paint. Today we are going to talk to you about how waterproofing paint can help save your home from damage in the future.
The Value of Waterproofing Paint.
Before we can dig into the value of waterproofing your home with paint you probably are going to want to know a little bit about the science behind it. Fortunately it is a relatively simple product that doesn’t have too much science behind it. Let’s dig into the concept.
1. Resistant and Waterproof.
Waterproof paint is a type of paint that is either completely waterproof or just water-resistant. You will commonly find people using waterproof paint in places like their bathroom or their basement where excess moisture and leaks tend to occur. Think of how often you take a hot shower or a bath and consider the humidity in your bathroom. That kind of moisture will do serious damage to conventional paint.
2. Fights Damage.
Waterproof paint is made to stand up to the moist conditions that we pointed out above. When moisture gets into your walls or behind your conventional paint you run the real risk of several serious health issues. Consider what moisture can do if it builds up inside of your walls. Mildew and potential mould can build up and cause some serious and unsightly health consequences.
3. Moisture Control.
Waterproof paint isn’t some sort of magical coating but it does do some pretty magical stuff. When applied properly waterproof paint will act as a seal that keeps moisture within your bathroom or basement, thus preventing it from getting out and wrecking the rest of your home.
4. Sturdy and Reliable.
Finally, waterproof paint is used in areas where there tends to be a ton of foot traffic. Consider the hallway by your front door. The walls there get touched and brushed up against often. Whether you are bracing the wall with your hand to take your shoes off or your kid runs in trailing his hand along the paint. Waterproof paint is sturdy and reliable and will stand up to wear and tear.