DAMP is evident with the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a wall, and is the result of either intrusion from the outside or condensation from within the structure.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Leaking roofs
  • Defects in and around chimneys
  • Defects in gutters and down pipes
  • Penetrating dampness through walls, around windows, window sills, parapet walls and cracks in plaster
  • Rising damp
  • Groundwater and capillary movement
  • Leaking pipes


SOLUTION:

  • Painting over damp areas without fixing the problem is a fruitless exercise.
  • It is advisable to consult your Prominent Paints distributor or Prominent Paints technical department for the correct advice to resolve the damp problem before proceeding with the painting process
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