Can you paint Drylok over mold?

Yes, using a good quality 100% acrylic latex paint. DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer can also be tinted for a decorative finished coat. So it seems clear that you should put the Drylock on first and then any other paint, including the anti-mold primer.

Bleach works as a disinfectant and only gets rid of the mildew stains, but not the spores that cause it. Now that you have the mold/mildew removed, I would say getting the moisture out of there would be a big next step. You can even paint the walls using a masonry waterproofing material called Drylok.

Subsequently, question is, is Drylok mold resistant? While both of our traditional Oil Base and Latex Base DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofers are inert coatings, which mean they will not promote the growth of mold/mildew, DRYLOK® Extreme has a mildewcide additive to further prevent the potential for mold/mildew growth on the dry paint film under extreme situations.

Also asked, can you paint over Drylok?

DRYLOK readily accepts latex or acrylic paints once the DRYLOK itself is dry. It can be used as a base coat or primer for other paints, for instance, if you prefer a shade not available in any of the DRYLOK products. Wait at least 24 hours before painting over fresh DRYLOK, as this allows for ample drying time.

Does paint block mold?

Paint does not kill mold, and it will not stop the source of the mold. Mold will continue to grow under the paint, and you will see visible signs of mold again. The surface mold that you see on your walls or ceilings is likely only a small portion of the mold problem.

Will Drylok stop water?

If water is leaking through existing masonry or you need to protect new construction, DRYLOK® Extreme Masonry Waterproofer’s proprietary formula is GUARANTEED to stop water.

How long will Drylok last?

A. When applied according to directions, DRYLOK® Original Masonry Waterproofer is warranted for 10 years, DRYLOK® Extreme Masonry Waterproofer is warranted for 15 years, and DRYLOK® Floor & Wall Masonry Waterproofer is warranted for 7 years.

What’s the difference between Drylok and Drylok extreme?

Both original Drylok® and Drylok Extreme® have 4+ star ratings on The difference between the two products is the original Drylok® withstands 10 lbs of thermostatic pressure while Drylok Extreme withstands 15 lbs of hydrostatic pressure.

Will mold grow on cinder block?

Mold is a type of fungus that tends to grow in areas with a lot of moisture. It tends to grow on organic matter such as wood or textiles, but it can also grow on concrete or cinder block walls. Clean it as soon as possible to help prevent its negative effects. Cinder blocks are porous and hold mold growth easily.

Is Drylock good for basement walls?

This product is designed to prevent water from seeping through the foundation and walls in the basement. Drylock is applied to the walls and floor with a brush or roller and many times homeowners will use this as a do-it-yourself fix to wet walls and floors.

How do you get rid of mold on cinder block basement walls?

Clean your cinder block wall regularly with water and mild detergent. Keeping the wall clean deprives mold spores of necessary nutrients and prevents active mold from returning. At the very least, spray the wall from time to time using a spray nozzle to blast away the accumulated dirt.

How do I prevent mold in my basement?

The best way to prevent mold growth is to control humidity and moisture in your basement. Monitor Humidity Levels. Use a Dehumidifier. Avoid Growing Plants Indoors. Reduce Congestion in the Basement. Avoid Storing Wood in the Basement. Ensure Water Is Directed Away from Your Home. Take Care of Spills and Leaks Immediately.

How do you treat mold in a basement?

Scrub the surface mold stains from walls and wood trim with a mixture of 1 qt. water and 1/2 cup bleach mold cleaner to kill the mold. Use a soft brush and work until signs of the mold disappear. After scrubbing the surfaces, simply allow the bleach solution to continue to penetrate the surfaces and dry.

Does Drylok really work?

The UGL Drylok Extreme system is guaranteed to work for up to 15 feet of head or water pressure and for up to 15 years. It is not a crystalline system—it’s more paint-like—although the manufacturer states that it does penetrate the concrete. A double-coating of UGL Drylok Extreme that still weeps water.

How many coats of Drylok should I do?

Two coats are required to assure warranted waterproofing. Allow the DRYLOK to dry according to manufacturer’s directions between coats. The second coat can be applied by brush or masonry roller. Apply DRYLOK To Basement Walls.

Does waterproof paint really work?

Do waterproof coatings work? The short answer is yes. We’ve used waterproof coatings in basements with great results. But careful prep work is critical; the coating can’t stop water unless it can bond solidly to masonry.

What is the best waterproofing paint for concrete?

The BEHR 5 gal. Basement and Masonry Waterproofing Paint with NanoGuard technology is an interior/exterior waterproofer specially designed for porous concrete and masonry surfaces.

Does Home Depot carry Drylok?

DRYLOK 1 Gal. White Masonry Waterproofer-27513 – The Home Depot.