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What paint do i need to paint plastered walls inside conservatory?

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lelf79 Tue 06-Sep-16 14:45:08

Just that really. We've just had our 10yr old conservatory replaced. Which type of paint do i need to paint plastered walls and bulkhead inside our new conservatory.

I was going to just use bog standard emulsion but then i read a few threads with people saying that anti-mould or bathroom paint to reduce mould from condensation (we had lots of mould and condensation before in old conservatory). My DH wants to use the leftover kitchen paint in there, being lazy and tight frugal. So what should i do? confused


wowfudge Tue 06-Sep-16 16:41:56

Diluted matt emulsion as a mist coat then a couple of coats undiluted. If you have a condensation issue it's better to ventilate and to heat in winter. Treat the source not the symptoms.

MiaowTheCat Tue 06-Sep-16 18:55:44

I've just done ours as I would a normal freshly plastered wall - mist coat with whatever cheapo white emulsion diluted and then normal emulsion over the top. Granted our conservatory doesn't tend to get many damp/condensation problems as it's pretty much always open to the rest of the house and just makes the living area longer really.

lelf79 Wed 07-Sep-16 11:56:57

ok thanks both emulsion will be cheaper anyway smile

PigletJohn Wed 07-Sep-16 12:54:37

if you had lots of damp and condensation, you need to deal with that.

Two common causes are wet washing inside, and the doors from the house into the conservatory being left open so that warm, humid air from the house can diffuse in. When it cools condensation will form. most often on the glass.

Ventilate the conservatory well to the outside air.

Conservatories are not built to the same standard as houses, and insulation is nowhere near as good. This means that unless you have money to burn, it will always be nearer the outdoor temperature.

lelf79 Wed 07-Sep-16 14:59:36

Piglet - oh yes we did use the old conservatory as general dumping ground and to dry washing oops blush. We definitely won't be doing that with the new one! So do you think standard emulsion would be ok to use then?

PigletJohn Wed 07-Sep-16 16:36:40


If for some reason you need a very durable paint, have a look at masonry paint, which stands up to rain and harsh weather when used outdoors.

heathc1iff Wed 07-Sep-16 20:41:17

The local wallpaper shop sell a anti mould additive that you can add to any paint it only costs 5 pound to treat 5 litres of paint. It might be worth getting to give you piece of mind

lelf79 Wed 07-Sep-16 20:52:49

PJ i don't think we would need masonry paint seems like overkill
heath good idea about the anti mould additive
Thanks for all your replies flowers

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