Vapor retarder paint / Guides

Vapor retarder latex primer instead of polyethylene sheet
Air and vapour barriers

Replacing polyethylene vapour barriers with latex paint vapor control

...vapor barriers where vapor retarders will work, avoid vapor retarders where vapor permeable materials will work. Avoid the installation of a vapor barrier on ...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...vapor barrier use and placement for walls in the future, or the adoption of paint-on vapor retarder primers - Resulting in better built housing more suited to o...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...paints, replacing them with solvent-free or water-based paints. The move towards safe paint has led to a noticeable improvement in indoor air quality since th...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...paint will act as a vapour retarder slowing any outward moisture migration while also allowing walls to dry inwards. You may hear that EPS is somewhat moistur...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...paint as vapour retarder. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Interior insulation only: mineral wool board or EPS as thermal break against ...