Some of the strongest radiation sources in our homes are often external sources. If you are affected by EMF and you live near cell towers and power lines you will have to shield your walls and windows.
The best option here is to apply DMF blocking paint on your walls.
Abbreviations used in this article:
EMF: Electromagnetic Fields (All types of radiation)
RF: Radio Frequencies (Radiation from wifi, cell towers, and other wireless technologies)
ELF: Extreme Low Frequencies (Radiation from power lines)
V/m: Volts over meters (How we measure RF radiation)
How Well Does EMF Shielding Paint Work?
The Yshield paint is blocking close to 100% of the EMF radiation types we find around our houses.
The shield protects from ELF radiation down to 30 Mhz (power lines) and all the way up to the worst types of RF radiation around 18 GHz. The newest 5G antennas that are being put out only go up to around 5.2 GHz so you will be very well protected from all the dangerous frequencies.
According to the tests they have made, the paint shields very close to 100% of the radiation you throw at it. The actual number is 99.98%.
Want to learn everything you should know about EMF?
I can absolutely recommend the digital e-book The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs" that you find here.
It's one of the first books I read about EMF and it's still my go-to guide. I can fully recommend it. It will give you a good introduction and base knowledge about EMF and it's actually also a quite entertaining piece!
This also why we recommend you just apply one thick layer instead of two because this is a pretty expensive product. But it’s worth every penny if you are having symptoms from EMF exposure.
The paint is water-based and the binding is acrylate. You don’t have to worry about additives in this paint because it doesn’t contain any toxic additives. That would also be counter-productive as we are trying to create safe environments for ourselves and our kids.
Who Is Behind Yshield? (The Manufacturer)
The EMF shielding paint this made by the German manufacturer Yshield.
They have been creating this product sends early 2000 and they are trusted by leading billing biologist in both Europe and the United States. It’s a family business with well over 20 employees and they are based in Ruhstorf (at the border between Germany and Austria).
They produce everything themselves locally at their buildings in Ruhstorf and they export around 80% of the production through their wholesalers.
In the U.S. and Canada, the product is being sold through Amazon.
How To Apply The Shielding Paint Properly
It’s actually not that hard to apply the paint. But there are some things you need to be aware of. It’s not exactly like putting on a regular layer of paint because we need to ground the paint and we also need to be aware that the paint is conductive. This means that we have to leave a little room around power sockets and other electronic outlets.
Let’s get started.
Here’s what you will need:
- A bucket of Yshield paint (HSF54)
(See below at point #3 how much paint you will need)
- Conductive tape (also from Yshield)
- Grounding plate (let the electrician do this!)
The whole process typically takes around 5-10 hours depending on whether you want to apply one or two layers and how many times you want to paint on top of the protection paint. Be aware that you will have to wait for the paint to dry before you can apply the next layer.
1) Start By Putting Up The Conductive Tape
Before you do anything else you start by putting up the conductive tape all around the wall. You can do this a few inches from the ceiling and the floor.
The reason why we put up the conductive tape is that we need this tape to suck up all the radiation and direct it into the grounding plate. We will come back to that.
You will want to place a conductive tape in a very straight line because it will be visible when you are done. Since it’s tape and you are just applying paint on top of it you can imagine how it will stick out a tiny bit:
This is something you can easily forget when you are trying to get this done quickly. So just take your time and make sure everything is put in straight lines so it will look great when you are done.
You can also see at the picture above how the conductive tape is being put an inch or two from the ceiling and the ground. Make sure to stick to the same amount of space.
It doesn’t matter too much if you are putting the tape closer to the edges or not because the whole wall will be semi-conductive once you apply the Yshield paint.
2) Attach The Tape To The Grounding Plate
As soon as you have put up the conductive tape all around the edges of the wall you need to attach it to the grounding plate.
This is not something you should mess around with yourself. You need an authorized electrician to do this.
They will have the right measurement tools and meters in order to check your power sockets for proper grounding. If your power sockets do not have a well-functioning grounding connection you can do this another way. You can have the electrician insert a stake into the ground which will be connected directly to the grounding plates behind the paint.
Remember to make an appointment with an electrician in good time before you start putting out the conductive tape. Otherwise, you will have to look at the conduct of tape on your walls for a couple of weeks.
The electrician will install a metal plate in the wall (on top of the paint) with a wire connected to an earth stake or attached to a grounded plug you can stick in your socket.
If you want to do it yourself you need to make sure you have a grounding tester to check that the grounding is installed properly. Otherwise, you won’t know for sure that the radiation will be sent down into the ground.
Note: You don’t need to turn on the switch in order for the ground plug to work. As long as you plug the thing into a socket with a proper grounding connection you are good to go. Now you just need to make sure that the plug stays in the socket by placing a little sign or covering the button with a piece of tape.
3) Time To Paint
Now it’s time to apply the paint.
We use the Yshield HSF54 because it’s the all-around best type of paint from the Yshield company. You can get it in one-liter or five-liter bottles. You will need
You will apply this type of paint like any other type of paint. Make sure to shake the thing well for a minute before you start applying it. Then you will simply fill it into the tray and use your foam roller.
You can either put up one layer or two layers paint. It doesn’t matter too much though because one layer is sufficient. As soon as you have one solid layer of paint all over your walls you will be very close to 100% protected from the other side of the wall.
If you suspect that you haven’t got a proper amount of paint everywhere you can just apply an extra layer.
The paint itself is conductive. So you might be wondering why you will need to put the conductive tape around the edges. This is to make sure that in the event of any future cracks in the wall the whole thing will still be grounded. The conductive tape work like a frame to make sure the whole wall is included in the grounding procedure.
If you could be 100% sure the paint would cover all of the walls in the future you actually wouldn’t need the conductive tape. At least in theory. But we put it up to make sure the whole thing works perfectly. It’s just an extra layer of protection, you can say.
Here’s how much paint you will need:
|Sq.ft. room||Liters of paint|
|70 sq.ft.||4-5 liter|
|120 sq.ft.||6 liter|
|200 sq.ft.||8-9 liter|
This is if your walls are 7.2 feet (220 cm) to the ceiling.
4) Paint Over The Dark Color
The EMF protection paint is black. This is probably the only time you will paint your entire bedroom black, right? So, you will need to apply several layers of a lighter color on top of it.
You can choose a standard-type paint for the next layers like:
- Plastic-bonded paint
- Water-based emulsion paint
- Facade paint
Be aware that you should probably paint over it two or three times. This depends on which color you are choosing for your walls. Obviously, you will have to apply one or two extra layers if you want it white.
5) Other Things To Be Aware Of
Avoid painting too close to sockets and power outlets.
The paint and the tape is conductive so it’s safest to do it this way. This is done in order to avoid any hazards from electricity. We don’t want it to interfere with the paint.
Make sure to do your own EMF readings before and after you apply the paint. You can do so with an EMF meter. Here’s the one we recommend. It’s really important to do the measurements before you apply the paint because otherwise, you won’t know for sure that the paint has been installed properly with grounding and everything.
If you are not living on the main floor you will need to make sure your sockets are grounded. It can be a hassle for an electrician to wire the grounding rod all the way up to the fifth or tenth floor. This is just something to be aware of before you get started.
You can get a grounding tester which you’re inside inches sockets to make sure the grounding works. If it doesn’t work you can probably contact the building manager to have them look at it before you start. It might take a while for them to get to your address and get these things sorted out.
If they cannot (or will not) make the grounding connection work properly you will need their permission to drill a hole in the wall in order to get the wire into the ground outside the building.
Which Types Of EMF Radiation Does It Block?
The Yshield paint blocks all the types of EMFs we find around our homes:
- ELF: Power lines
- RF: Cell towers, smart meters, routers, etc.
- Microwaves & Satellite signals
As we looked above, it blocks frequencies from 30 Mhz to 18 GHz. So you won’t’ have to worry about either high-voltage power lines and their transformers or cell towers in your neighborhood.
The paint is resistant to frost and it is also breathable so you don’t have to worry about mold. This also means that you can order it in the winter time as it doesn’t get damaged from being transported in very cold weather.
Which Walls Should I Paint / Block?
We advise you to block your bedroom as well as any rooms that have high levels of RF from the outdoors.
You can read more here about how 9 different types of wall materials block EMF. (Spoiler alert: the answers are not impressive. e need shielding paint in order to stop strong radiation sources such as cell towers)
The reason why we want our bedrooms completely radio silent is that we want our bodies to be able to rest completely at night. During the night, the body should be able to enter the deep sleep mode and this is not possible if it’s constantly being bombarded with RF and ELF radiation.
It’s also really important that you do this and your kids’ bedroom.
This is because kids have softer and smaller skulls so the radiation can more easily penetrate the skull and reach the brain. Several studies have indicated that kids are two times more affected by EMF radiation than adults!
This is really important to pay attention to because our kids will have a whole lifetime in front of them of radiation from cell towers and electronic devices.
When you apply for the EMF blocking paint in the bedroom you will probably find that they sleep better. If your kids are having trouble sleeping all through the night this is definitely an area to look into.
Rooms With High Levels Of EMF From Outside
You might also find that your living room is pointed directly toward a cell tower. More and more cell towers are being put up all over the world and they emit strong RF radiation signals.
And our home, our sofa is placed directly In front of the window and across the street we have a cell tower. This means that every time we sit down at night to rest or read a book we are being exposed to high limits of RF radiation.
The only way to check this out is by using an EMF meter (link below).
You need to check your house in order to find all the exterior walls that you need to block.
Other Walls To Check
You might also want to check all the rest of the walls where you have so first, chairs, or beds placed.
Everywhere we want our bodies to be able to rest then stay for longer periods needs to be tested. There can be several sources for radiation such as:
- Smart meters
- Microwave ovens
- Wifi Routers
As you see, these are not only sources of radiation that comes from the outside. You might also want to apply EMF blocking paint to walls that have a router signal on the other side or walls that have a kitchen on the other side.
If the other side of your living room is your neighbor’s kitchen you could have very high levels or RV and ELF exposure. Since you cannot ask your neighbor to remove their kitchen (are Wi-Fi router) you will have to fix the problem on your end. The solution is to apply the EMF blocking paint on your wall.
It can often be a challenge to ground your walls if they are placed in the middle of your house or if you are in the middle of a block full of apartments. In that case, you will need your power outlets to have a well-functioning grounding connection. You can choose to use these for grounding purposes when you block your wall with EMF blocking paint.
The first thing you should do is to get an EMF meter and start taking your own readings in the room. Soon you will know exactly what’s going on and how much radiation they are being exposed to when they should be able to sleep and play.
Does Lead Paint Protect Against Radiation?
You probably know that lead will block radiation. It’s typically used when we want to shield all bodies from gamma rays and x-rays. Like the apron you get at the dentist in order to avoid getting the X-ray radiation inside your body.
But does this also mean that lead-based paint will block EMF radiation?
No. Lead-based paint is a bad idea for your house and your bedroom for a very simple reason:
It would just create a whole list of new problems if You decided to paint your house would lead-based paint in order to stop the radiation. Lead-based paint was banned as early as 1978 because the lead in the paint is very poisonous. This is also why we stopped using lead-based gas in our cars.
In theory, if you applied a thick layer of Fleet on your walls it would block radiation from x-rays and gamma radiation. These are not the types of radiation we are concerned about when we are talking about cell towers and smart meters. The radiation we are concerned about here is called RF radiation.
RF stands for radio frequencies and these are waves with much shorter wavelengths. Wifi signals are sent out either 2,4 GHz or 5 GHz and our cell phone towers send our RF radiation at frequencies no higher than 5 GHz as well.
Luckily, we aren’t being exposed to gamma rays and x-rays. Our upper atmosphere takes care of these types of radiation long before they reach earth, in most cases.
If you want to protect yourself and your house from the radio frequencies from cell towers and other things like smart meters etc. you should choose the paint we mention above.