On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:48:11 AM UTC-5, Andy wrote:
Any paint store or HD, etc has an additive. If you buy the paint there
they will add it in before they mix it. I added it into exterior stain
that I used on a shady area where there had been some algae, mold,
whatever that stuff is. How well the additive works, IDK, but it's been
a year and nothing's back so far. I think good quality paint already
has some inhibitor in it, this is extra.
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:37:53 PM UTC-5, Frank wrote:
Yes, desiccant in a paint can that is 90% water does not compute. I've
used lots of latex paint, had it sitting around, half a can for years,
never any mold. Just cover it, tap the lid closed, end of story.
I've even had cans that eventually rusted and started leaking, but
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:10:53 PM UTC-5, Andy wrote:
We answered your original question, you just don't like the answers. When
talking about adding something to paint to stop mold, the natural assumption
is that you're talking about an additive to stop mold and algae from growing
on paint over the years after it's applied. Additives are sold
for that purpose where paint is sold.
Later you said:
I was looking for something I could add myself with buying it.
I heard moisture is one cause.
I may buy some desiccant and hang it from the paint can lid.
At which point it appears you're talking about mold in an opened can
of paint that is being kept? Two of us said we had never seen it,
I've never seen anyone else bring it up either.
How long was this paint stored? Conditions? Are you sure it's mold and
not just some paint pigment separating or the paint starting to form
a skin coat? One thing I can tell you, buying a desiccant is a waste
because latex paint is 90% water. If you're going to buy something,
there are additives for the purpose of protecting the paint after it's
applied and they would stop mold for sure in the can too.
most people reading your question took to be about preventing mold on the painted surface after you apply the paint, like on a wall etc... not about mold in the paint while it is still in the can.
which did you mean?
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