Treating Condensation Damp In A Pantry
Newton CWC (Cold Wall Coating) Eliminates Condensation on the Internal Walls. It was installed on the internal walls in this pantry and eliminated condensation completely. Contains unique mineral powders which raise the temperature of the wall
Treating Condensation Damp
This unheated pantry, just off the kitchen in the property, was suffering from significant condensation. Black mould had formed to the ceiling and upper walls.
Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Trace Basements decided to treat the walls with Newton CWC (Cold Wall Coating), a thermal paint that increases the surface temperature of the walls it is applied to.
Condensation is formed when warm air, holding water vapour, comes into contact with a cold surface (dew point surface). The air near to the cold surface cools and the cooler air is unable to hold as much water vapour as it was able to when it was warmer. The water vapour that the cooler air is unable to hold is deposited on the adjacent cool surface.
Applying CWC raises the surface temperature by up to 5°C and so raises the surface temperature above the point where condensation can occur.
The walls were thoroughly cleaned with water mixed with bleach to remove all traces of the black mould. Two coats of CWC were applied to complete the treatment.
Key Benefits of Newton CWC
- Do it yourself
- Easy and quick application
- Cheap solution
- Sanitation of living spaces
- Can be painted-over with water based paint
- Chemical-free and non-toxic
- Solvent free
The pantry is clean, dry and mould free.
Condensation to the walls has been eliminated, and as you can see from the image to the right, condensation is now forming on the glass of the window only
Note: It is important when designing systems to deal with condensation that professional installers be consulted. Trace’s application of the CWC was used in conjunction with the best practice of ensuring that adequate ventilation is available to reduce the risk of condensation forming in the first instance.