Damp-Proofing – Freedom from Damp Walls!

A home is a reflection of an individual’s personality and at Berger we understand the importance of its value to home-owners. It is imperative that homeowners focus not just on the painting but also on the maintenance of the home.

It is often observed that several factors wreak havoc on the walls of the home if proper attention is not given to them. The common problems that homes face are dampness, cracks, seepage and leakage, which compromise on its structural integrity.

Most of us are unfortunate to experience the effect of damp walls. It causes severe discolouration of the walls, ruining the entire look and feel of the living space.

Damp and moisture in the house makes it easy for mould to develop. This can turn into a problem that spreads around the home, if left untreated. You are bound to experience an unpleasant and musty smell around the house. This is dangerous as people suffering from asthma living in the same house can get an asthma attack. Serious lung damage, allergic reactions, chronic coughing and other respiratory issues can also be triggered.

However, it doesn’t cost a fortune to repair and have damp-proof home walls as long as the right damp-proofing products are used and it is applied by a professional. If you neglect this problem, it can worsen, especially when various causes converge. This can end up costing you far more in the long run.

At Berger Paints India, we realise the need to safeguard the house and have designed damp-proofing solutions, keeping these needs in mind. We offer a range of innovative products, which promise to provide lasting protection from the harsh elements of nature that affect the house. With products for waterproofing against dampness and crack-filling, Berger Paints India brings the ultimate solution for most of the problems that affect the aesthetic appeal of homes.

Each of our products is formulated using specialized chemicals and advanced technology and is meant to tackle a particular problem.

The waterproofing solutions can be implemented via Express Painting Services and it promises long-lasting beauty and damp-proofed walls. After all, your beautiful home should stay beautiful, year on year.

In case you find yourself in a situation with damp walls – Presenting Berger’s 3-step solution to put a full stop to that. It is the perfect long-term investment you should make if you wish to have a healthy home too.
Wondering what the steps for damp-proof walls are? Let’s get started!

Step 1: First and foremost – The Berger Team will use a Moisture meter to investigate all areas of your home and locate areas with water-proofing requirements with the degree of moisture level present. Once identified, the problem walls will be cleaned thoroughly. All the dirt and debris will be removed using putty knife. Water will be applied and the surface will be left to dry. Next, the cracks will be filled with Crack Fill Paste, which is the ideal crack filler for home wall and a coat of Dampstop will be applied as a primer on the walls using a brush. Dampstop is single pack hi-performance polymer modified cement-based product. The mixing ratio of Dampstop: Water is 1:1. It will be left to dry for 4-6 hours.

Step 2: Next, two coats of Waterproof Putty will be applied using a putty knife. This waterproof putty for home is ideal as it is premium class, white cement based powder putty with some unique waterproofing properties. It will be left to dry for 4-6 hours.

Step 3: Seal-O-Prime will be applied next. Seal-O-Prime is a specially formulated premium quality acrylic primer for interior and exterior application. The mixing ratio of Seal-O-Prime: Water is 1:1. It will be left to dry for 4-6 hours. The last step will be finishing off with a top-coat of paint using a brush.
That’s it! You can have a damp-proof home with this 3-step solution provided by Berger Paints and save yourself the trouble or embarrassment when you have guests at home. If you suspect a damp problem in your home, get in touch with us and handle future inconveniences that may arise from unsightly damp issues.