Call me a jaded old cynic, but it is not often I get excited about new products now, they all use wording like ground breaking or revolutionary and usually they are just variations on an already established theme or “oh look, it’s blue now” or “Didn’t this use to be bigger?”. So when this product from Wykamol came across my desk, I was prepared to be, shall we say, unenthusiastic, then I read what it does.
“What makes this any different from the other anti-mould and damp paints they do?” it is the word THERMAL.
Below is the “technical” explanation from Wykamol on how this works.
“Thermaldry incorporates Micro-Technology in the form of hollow glass beads, with a size of 50 um and a crush strength of 500 psi. The micro, hollow glass beads act like miniature ‘Thermos Flasks’, blocking thermal energy by reflecting it away from the wall and protecting the walls from damp, which causes moisture and therefore mould growth.
All of these properties combined enables Thermaldry to increase the wall temperature, thus reducing the ‘dew point’ or the temperature at which condensation occurs.”
In basic terms it warms up your wall to stop condensation from forming and thus giving mould the conditions needed to grow in.
When applied, the walls feel warm to the touch and Wykamol even say it may save you money by reducing thermal conductivity by 4 times, saving energy and fuel costs in your home. Best of all, you do not need to remove the old finish either, just apply over the top.
It can be applied over existing paint or wall paper, plaster, brick, concrete, metal and plastic and itself can then be papered or painted over with the colour of your choice and it will not effect how it works in the slightest.
Available as a 5 litre tub, it will give you a coverage of 4-5m² /Litre depending on the porosity of the substrate.
I think the word that sums up just how much of a leap forward this product is, is, revolutionary!
A real game changer, you mark my words.