Condensation Confrontation: ThermalDry Paint
Damp can become an issue in all types of properties and for many different reasons. One of the most common causes is condensation and Twitsfix offer a range of solutions to the problem, including ThermalDry Anti-Condensation Coating.
ThermalDry Anti-Condensation Coating is a purpose-developed product which comprises a water-based acrylic emulsion paint. The formula incorporates myriad small glass beads, each of which is completely hollow; these beads allow the paint to act like a Thermos flask, using a reflective process to block thermal energy.
When thermal energy is reflected in this way, the masonry walls are protected from damp-causing condensation. Surfaces that are generally at a low temperature, such as walls, are more prone to condensation; ThermalDry fixes the issue by lowering the dew point by increasing this temperature.
Two coats of ThermalDry must be applied to create the most effective barrier. The first coat is applied in a horizontal fashion then, after up to four hours of drying time, the second coat is applied perpendicular to the first. Before applying the formula, it should be gently stirred by hand to disperse the glass beads evenly.
As well as protecting against condensation, ThermalDry also delivers an effective barrier against mould formation. It can be applied to internal or external walls, directly onto brick or concrete and over existing plaster and paint.