Crown Trade Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Paint – trusted technology to tackle ‘condensation season’

As temperatures drop, ‘condensation season’ can start to set in, creating concerns for specifiers in sectors including social housing.

In such environments, the benefits of Crown Trade Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Paint add-up, offering targeted protection for areas that are subject to extreme condensation.

Debbie Orr, Crown Trade Marketing Manager, said: “The condensation season starts to set in around autumn time, when properties can be affected by additional water around window and wall areas as temperatures start to drop, usually in October.

“This combination of lower temperatures - particularly in areas where the efficiency of glazing, insulation and ventilation needs to be taken into consideration - can lead to water droplets forming around windows and doors, as well as walls and ceilings.

“Over time, these wet areas can provide a perfect breeding ground for mould spores forming.”

Crown Trade Steracryl Mould Inhibiting paint, available in Matt and Durable Acrylic Eggshell finishes, can play a key role in inhibiting mould growth.

Both the matt and acrylic eggshell paints contain an effective fungicide, specially developed to maintain decorated surfaces by inhibiting the development of mould growth on the paint film.

They have also undergone stringent fungal tests carried out to British Standard BS3900:G6.

The acrylic eggshell system is also washable, making it ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms where condensation can be particularly problematic.

A video shows the trusted technology behind Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Paint in Crown Trade’s ‘Right Paint For The Job’ film which can be found at

Now, choosing the right Crown Trade product is easier than ever, with the launch of Crown Paints’ new specification website.

Available at the new site pulls together a raft of online tools and detailed information in a clear and concise format, to underpin a more selective, sustainable and speedier specification process.

Access to Crown Paints’ industry-leading services, including site specific surveys, the colour team and Sustainable Smart Maintenance is now just a click away.

This is backed up with the latest information in areas including relevant fire safety information and legislation, environmental details and case studies across various sectors – and products are listed in a dedicated resource area for quick and easy reference.

The website also includes Crown Paints’ popular PaintSpec Finder®, which delivers instant and technically-detailed specification plans for exterior and interior projects, through a user-friendly format.

This allows users to filter through a great deal of technical information to pinpoint exactly what Crown Trade, – as well as the other specification brands of Sadolin and Sandtex Trade - they need for their chosen projects.

PaintSpec Finder® then pulls together the specifications into a report, with a personalised cover sheet showing the customer’s name, the project and the user’s own details, which is then all ready for specifiers to hand to their client or add to their tender or reference documents.

For more details please contact the Crown Trade Specification Team by calling 0845 034 1464, email or visit the specification website at

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