Every once in awhile, a product comes along that is truly in a class by itself. Anti-Growth, touted to be the most technically advanced algicide/fungicide product on the market today, falls into this category.
Although there are a number of cleaners and disinfectants whose sole purpose is to get rid of mold, mildew and algae — with regular household cleaners leading the pack — Anti-Growth is the only product designed to prevent the return of fungal and algal infection, says Jim Glessner Sr., vice president of GSI/Camden Products.
“Basically, we've taken one of those disinfectants that other people use to kill spores and encapsulated it into a holding vehicle to create a long-lasting surface film,” Glessner explains. Specifically, clear-drying Anti-Growth consists of DDAC (that's short for Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride), a proven safe fungicide, that is combined with an inert latex to create a product with superior efficacy. “Simply stated, the latex acts like a 'cello-wrap' on a variety of surfaces to keep the active ingredient from being washed away by the elements.”
In a nutshell, he adds, “It does what other products do but it keeps on doing it for a long time.” Anti-Growth works for up to two years in certain environments, he says, but always for at least six months before a reapplication is required. Generally, it will protect a porous (e.g., concrete, plaster, brick, wood or canvas) or horizontal surface longer than a dense (e.g., vinyl, ceramic or metal) or vertical surface. One coat usually does the trick for both interior and exterior applications.
The concentrated coating, which is mixed with water, costs pennies per square foot of coverage. It can be brushed, rolled, sprayed, sponged or ragged on, depending on the surface. Although it can be applied on everything from roofs, floors and siding to decks, basements and bathing areas where there is continual moisture, it wasn't designed to be used in underwater environments, such as swimming pools or hot tubs.
For more information or to find the dealer nearest you, contact GSI/Camden Products at (252) 335-1768 or visit GSI/Camden Web site.