In 2022, the Costa del Sol experienced a unique phenomenon: the haze. This Sahara sandstorm left thousands of buildings and vehicles covered in mud. Cleaning services were needed for days and months to repair the damage.

Other cities and autonomous communities, such as Córdoba, Cádiz, Madrid and Castilla León, were also affected by the haze in 2022. The Canary Islands, being closer to the Sahara, suffer these episodes more frequently, usually monthly.

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Will we go through another haze like this? That is the big question we all have.

We cannot be sure that a similar event will happen again anytime soon due to a lack of weather forecasts or certainty. However, it is clear that climate change is causing more frequent and intense weather events, such as floods, fires, snowmelt and storms, than in years past.

Therefore, we can venture to say that yes, it will happen again, although we cannot give a specific date.

What can we do to prevent the effects of haze?

Although we don’t know if it will happen again, there are ways to prevent fog from having such disastrous effects on our homes: the application of waterproofing. Water repellents are products that, applied to a surface, can repel dirt. For example, lime, mud and sand will not be able to adhere to or penetrate the surface. With the application of pressurized water it can be removed very easily.

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If you are reading this after having suffered limestone in your house, we understand that you are shocked. You could have saved hours of work or money by hiring a company!

In addition, waterproofing offers many benefits:

  • Repel water.
  • Reduce moisture absorption.
  • Prevents the appearance of lichens, molds and efflorescence.
  • Improve your home’s energy efficiency (reduce heating and cooling costs).
  • Provide a self-cleaning effect.
  • Avoid moisture.

What is the best brand of paint that resists limescale?

There are numerous brands of waterproofing agents, but proPERLA® has proven to be the most effective against Calima.

Clients were impressed with the before and after photos of the haze effects, shared by companies and clients who have used proPERLA. Since then, many others have contacted them to apply their exterior painting in country houses, urbanizations and even luxury villas.

If you want more information about your products, please contact Miguel Sánchez by email info@properla.net or call/WhatsApp +34 655 01 01 01.


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