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Gwenn Hopper 01-21-2013 04:17 PM

new bathrooms
 
Do I use special paint for bathrooms?

chrisn 01-21-2013 04:33 PM

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You can use a special bath paint, but no you do not have to.

pwgsx 01-22-2013 11:56 AM

semi or gloss finish though....

chrisn 01-22-2013 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by pwgsx (Post 1099449)
semi or gloss finish though....


why?:huh:

pwgsx 01-22-2013 04:30 PM

Less chance for mold around shower area from steam. You do not want a matte finish!

oh'mike 01-22-2013 04:35 PM

I've never had a call back when using matte or eggshell---The key is using a good paint--two coats over a properly prepared surface,

I like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams---

princelake 01-22-2013 06:31 PM

ya just use a good quality paint. if you want a matte finish use an exterior paint.

chrisn 01-23-2013 04:14 AM

[QUOTE=pwgsx;1099675]Less chance for mold around shower area from steam. You do not want a matte finish!:eek:[/QUOTE]

that statement is just nonsense

I have done hundreds in matte and hundreds more in eggshell. If a good quality paint is used, it is not a problem.

You must have had a bad experience with paint bought at HD,Blowes and or Menard's

chrisn 01-23-2013 04:15 AM

[QUOTE=princelake;1099747]ya just use a good quality paint. if you want a matte finish use an exterior paint.[:eek:/QUOTE]


come again????:huh::huh::huh::huh::huh:

rsc1003 01-23-2013 09:07 AM

is sheetrock required behind cement board in shower area

Trucon01 01-23-2013 11:50 AM

No. Thats the whole point to using cement board. Nothing to mold or fall apart.

princelake 01-23-2013 05:23 PM

i had a job in this building that housed people with disabilities and this one guy in the basment apartment would take 3-4hr showers with poor venting and the drywall was falling off the walls and the kitchen/bath paint they used was falling off also. i redrywalled and the manager of the dulux here recommended painting it with an exterior paint so i did just that. hes been a painter for 30 years and he said hes done hundreds of bathrooms that way. here no kitchen/bath paint has a flat/matte finish.

chrisn 01-24-2013 04:26 AM

I will make no more comments on using exterior on the interior, it is already documented as to why this is wrong.
Sorry you cannot get a matte finish in the far north, it works just as well and looks better than a semi gloss

jklingel 01-28-2013 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 1100684)
I will make no more comments on using exterior on the interior, it is already documented as to why this is wrong.

i'm just reading here. clue me in, pls. thanks. btw: i know only a little about paint, but i have learned the difference between premium paint and "regular" (which i think the box stores tend to carry). the premium has more pigment in it, which is the primary reason it costs more and works better. i will use premium paints henceforth; the difference is clear once you open a can of such. as far as not using exterior on the interior, i'd like to know that, too. thanks.

chrisn 01-28-2013 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by jklingel (Post 1103807)
i'm just reading here. clue me in, pls. thanks. btw: i know only a little about paint, but i have learned the difference between premium paint and "regular" (which i think the box stores tend to carry). the premium has more pigment in it, which is the primary reason it costs more and works better. i will use premium paints henceforth; the difference is clear once you open a can of such. as far as not using exterior on the interior, i'd like to know that, too. thanks.


Additives for mold, fungus and UV rays are put in exterior paints


Using exterior paint inside may not be safe. Some of the additives in exterior paints have not been approved for use inside homes. All water based paints take up to a month to cure, and during this time they are emitting VOCs (volatile organic compounds.) This can be of particular concern for people with breathing difficulties, small children, and pregnant women. Additionally, exterior paints are often not as stain resistant or washable as interior paints. So while it is technically possible, it is not really advisable. It would be fine to use exterior paint inside any building where safety and washability are not concerns, like sheds and garages.


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