As the materials used to build your home dry out, they release moisture into the air, which can cause condensation on walls and ceilings. It is essential to ensure surfaces are clean and dry before painting or applying wall coverings to achieve the best possible finish.

There are many simple actions you can take to minimise condensation. Including keeping your home warm and ventilated, using extractor fans when cooking and bathing, and drying laundry outside.

If you come across any damp patches, soak up any surface moisture with a dry cloth. Then turn the heating on in the room. Open a window, and keep the door shut. Do not apply paint or walling coverings until the room is completely dry.