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Old 01-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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Do I use special paint for bathrooms?

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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You can use a special bath paint, but no you do not have to.
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semi or gloss finish though....
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semi or gloss finish though....

why?
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Less chance for mold around shower area from steam. You do not want a matte finish!
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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---
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ya just use a good quality paint. if you want a matte finish use an exterior paint.
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[QUOTE=pwgsx;1099675]Less chance for mold around shower area from steam. You do not want a matte finish![/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
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[QUOTE=princelake;1099747]ya just use a good quality paint. if you want a matte finish use an exterior paint.[/QUOTE]


come again????
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is sheetrock required behind cement board in shower area
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No. Thats the whole point to using cement board. Nothing to mold or fall apart.
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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.
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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
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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.

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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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