The infamous Indian summer brings a lot of agony, which gets washed away with the first showers of the monsoon season. For many it is the most joyous time of the year when the weather is good, everything is green, the air is fresh, and moods are uplifted. While the monsoon gives us endless reasons to love them, unfortunately, it can also be a nightmare for the exteriors and interiors of our homes.
Rainy season with all its charm also fetches cracked walls and damp ceilings. Quite often, the sorry state of walls post monsoons leaves people with no choice but to go for reparations which can not only be heavy on the pockets but is also cumbersome. To avoid such a situation Rajiv Rajgopal, Managing Director, AkzoNobel India, shares some effective ways to prepare for monsoon.
Waterproof your interiors
Begin with inspecting your walls, windows and ceilings closely for any leakages or cracks that might allow water to seep in. Moisture in the walls can create damp patches which eventually turn into breeding grounds for fungus and algae. Unnoticed cracks in the wall could be the result of inferior paint quality that does not offer any protection against water.
Consequently, leads to leakages which can make your walls look horrible. This can also create an unhygienic environment in the house by bringing down the overall quality of the air around you, which may lead to respiratory problems and other infections. The advisable way to deal with that situation is to choose paint with water-proof technologies.
The range includes an array of waterproofing products like pre-treatment coats, exterior and interior basecoats, and crack fillers to help the home achieve and maintain perfect finish. It will give consumers the best of performance and aesthetics.
Make your exteriors weather resistant
For patches on the exterior side, it is preferable to opt for a paint with fungal guard technology. It will protect your walls and give them a much-needed aversion from fungal and algae attacks. Using paints with fungal proof technology is also important as they resist the formation of fungal patches and black spots.
Using a basecoat on walls makes a big difference as its thick, elastic, super protective film coat covers cracks and blocks water. Rain and dust storm are almost inseparable when it comes to monsoon season. Walls can be protected by using clear paints which tarries for long and resist dust which locks the surface by making it non-porous. Primer paints can also be used to prevent alkali and efflorescence attack.
The prime time to monsoon-proof a house is before the onset of monsoon. As some part of India experiencing pre-monsoon showers, now is the time for rest of India to protect their home from the overhauling rains, so when they come pouring, one can sit back and relax with the quintessential chai and pakodas.