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4. Good resistance to moistureEmulsion paint is resistant to humidity, which makes it highly suitable for areas like the bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor balconies.Emulsion wall paint is easy to clean and can be washed or wiped with a cloth and water, as it does not peel off when wet.These paints come with good antimicrobial qualities, therefore they are highly resistant to mould and mildew.Find out what to know before you start painting
What are the different types of dampness?Dampness can be classified into three types:Penetrating dampness is caused by constant water leakage or seepage in the walls and ceilings of the home. Rising dampness is caused when moisture from the ground rises upwards by capillary action into the walls through the foundations. Note that water rises through porous building materials, such as brick masonry and joints.Condensation dampness is caused by day-to-day home-based activities such as bathing, cooking, washing, drying clothes and lack of ventilation, which build up a humid environment indoors.