We’ve all had our moments with mould. That suspicious looking slice of bread, white fuzz on your kimchi, or black patches on your walls. What exactly is this mysterious growth? Let’s find out and learn what you can do about it.
Mould is a type of fungus. If you’re thinking and salivating about mushrooms, you’re not alone. There are many different types of fungi — some are paramount to our ecosystem, and others are detrimental.
Moulds that should be avoided at all costs come in different colours like black, white and green. Sometimes they appear fuzzy on your walls, other times they’re slimy. Either way, it’s never good.
When inhaled, they’re bad for your respiratory health, especially if you’re immunocompromised.
Unfortunately, there’s more to mould than just disruption to the vibe and aesthetic of your home with its rude, unsolicited entrance.
Mould exposure can trigger allergic reactions in people, such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and skin rashes.
Respiratory problems can also arise such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Some moulds can cause infections, especially in those with weakened immune systems. Aspergillus causes lung infections, while Rhizopus causes diabetes-related infections.
In a twisted way, mould is like glitter. Once it’s there, it’s gonna spread. It takes time, patience and extra care for total elimination.
The best way is to get ahead of it.
We also tested our paints in local malls — particularly areas located near air-conditioning units that suffer from frequent condensation and mould growth. Over a period of 18 months, the Gush-coated surface showed an absolute resistance to mould growth while its surrounding areas were devastated.
Our secret? Our paints feature not just 1, but 3 anti-mould features.
This element in our paint absorbs and desorbs moisture from Gush-coated surfaces, keeping surfaces dry. This means mould spores are deprived of moisture, causing them to perish.
Besides that, our paints work hard in the background to ensure your air is purified of VOCs 24/7. They’re anti-bacterial, toxic-free, odourless and safe.
Gush paints are pretty magical, but wall surfaces need to be mould-free to start with. Remove any existing mould completely before painting.
For an added peace of mind, we offer a 2-year anti-mould warranty when you engage our painting services.
Our paints are formulated with care and love, with the intention of not just looking good as colours on walls, but with real features that work for real people. Life can be unpredictable. We’re strong believers in taking control where we can — and it starts from our homes.