Mould Inhibitor (30g)
- For long-term dry paint film protection against mould. Treats 3 litres. Avoid all skin contact.
HANDLE WITH CARE
AVOID ALL SKIN CONTACT. IN THE EVENT OF EYE CONTACT CONTINUALLY WASH EYE WITH RUNNING WATER AND SEEK MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Add to wet paint before the paint is applied.
Add 10g into 1 litre of Acrylic Paint
Add 1g into 100ml of Acrylic Paint
Stir paint fairly well with a spatula.
What Mould Inhibitor does and how it works
Once the paint has been applied and has dried, the paint film is protected from all types of fungi and algae. Common types of fungi include moulds and mildew. All fungi and algae need some moisture to live. When the artwork's paint surface gets even slightly damp e.g. from humidity in the air, a tiny amount of Mould Inhibitor dissolves in the moisture and kills any moulds or algae that may be present and about to grow.
How long does it last?
For art stored indoors the amount of moisture is very low (although sometimes enough for mould to grow) so at the directed usage level, dry-film protection will exceed 20 years and could last for 100 years. For art stored in a bathroom, protection will probably last 7-10 years. For arts or crafts stored outside in the rain, protection will probably last about 5 years. After this time you can clean the art, add Mould Inhibitor to an acrylic clear coat and apply another protected surface coat.
Can it be added to paint that will be stored?
Mould inhibitor can be added to paint that will be stored prior to use. It is not impacted by paint storage. It does not, however, preserve wet stored paint or stop it from going off. This is because bacteria cause wet paint to go rotten and Mould Inhibitor kills fungi and algae, not bacteria.
To prevent another person from using the empty container, please rinse the empty container with water and puncture it with a sharp object prior to disposal.