Problem Solver - Distemper

Problem

Form of whitewash normally made using chalk or lime and a size in extreme cases lead was also used . You can identify by wiping your hand over the surface, is a white powder is present it is likely to be distemper.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Wash the surface with clean water to remove surface powder.


If mildew is present use a fungicidal wash to manufacturers recommendations.

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Fungicidal Wash 1L
    - A 1 litre concentrated multi surface treatment to prevent the growth of surface mould on timber and masonry

Stage 2 - Basecoat

Once the surface is clean and all loose material has been removed, treat with an Alkali Resisting Primer or suitable plaster primer and allow to dry.

Brewers recommends:

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply a suitable topcoat.

Brewers recommends: