Foil lining Paper to Hold Back Damp

By Phil Beckwith

 

Anyone else use foil lining paper to hold back damp?

 

Those who may have never seen it or used it, it’s a pitch foil paper to hold off damp and associated problems such as mould and mildew. It’s actually 3 ply (craft paper, bitumen and foil). It also offers some insulation, meaning condensation is cut down too.

 

Of course, the damp source needs to be addressed. If you have a leak for example, you still need to fix it. However, this foil backed paper does come in handy on certain projects. Some people use it in bathrooms to reduce the amount of condensation.

 

It has its own adhesive to use as well.

 

Once applied and dry you simply line over the top of it.

 

If you see a slight ridge showing through the lining paper, you use fine surface filler to level it out.

 

Edited: for those who don’t know the product.

 

You soak it with warm water and a sponge on the paper side, then the special adhesive is applied before the water has all dried up.

 

When hanging you overlap by a few mm to create an overlapping seal.

 

You can buy it online, but you should be able to order it from your usual trade counter too (Crown, Johnstones etc)

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Foil lining Paper to Hold Back Damp