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Old 09-13-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Does anyone think I will run into any problems if I use Sherwin Williams Pro Mar 200 primer on the walls and ceiling of a newly finished bathroom?

Edit: I am planning on using Sherwin Williams Bath Paint for the finish coats.


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Should be fine.

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Thanks guys!

Would there be any benefit in adding a coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3, or would that just be wasting my time and money?
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Why would you want to??

If that is what you alredy have it will work just fine instead of the SW primer but there is no need what so ever for both.
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Why would you want to??
I don't want to! I just saw in almost all of the old threads about bathroom painting that the only acceptable primer for these areas is Zinsser or Kilz, but I had already primed the space with the SW. Glad to know I can go on with the project. Thanks!
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Funny, I read that question quite differently...

First there are excellent bathroom-only type paints that contain mildewcides and other chemicals that are intended to reduce mould counts in high humidity areas like bathrooms...those chemicals rise to othe surface and act like an invisible shield. Doesn't solve the problem, however.

You asked: "Does anyone think I will run into any problems if I use Sherwin Williams Pro Mar 200 primer on the walls and ceiling of a newly finished bathroom?"

Well, I don't know "SW ProMar 200" primer so I can't address it's suitability the way other can but two things sprang to mind when I read your question; your "newly-finished" walls and ceiling could be just drywall. Depends what you mean by "newly-finished". In this case, I'd say absolutely, use a primer on the bare drywall...in fact, you need it. The paint over that.

But of newly -finished means you have a new toilet and tub and the walls are just a different colour, then I'd say no you don't need it unless you had a dark red bathroom and wanted it bright-white. If you have similar light colours, then you don't need it.

BUT if you had a dark red brothel-style bathroom/boudoir and wanted it all hospital-white, then yes use SM's one or some other one to hide the old colours.

Just my way of seeing things this morning I guess...
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I wasn't real clear there, sorry. This is a brand new bathroom as part of a basement finishing project. The entire basement was primed with the ProMar 200 primer in order to seal the drywall...this includes the bathroom. I am now ready to paint the bathroom. As I mentioned, it is primed, but not with a mildew/mold resistant product like Zinsser 1-2-3. My finish coats will be done using Sherwin Williams BathPaint, unless advised otherwise.
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I do not believe 123 is mold resistant anyway but none the less, you will be fine with the SW bath paint.Make sure the fan is run when taking a shower.
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chrisn is right again...1-2-3 isn't really the type of product I was thinking about but rather their (Zinsser's) PermaWhite Bathroom Paint - that has those mildewcides in it for humid situations. You mentioned a SW product for bathrooms, that may be the same thing. Either way, they are final coats not primers...

It's extra insurance - but only a personal call, IMO.

This presumes you have an exhaust fan...do you? what size for what size room?
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Got it now...the light bulb finally went on. Thanks for all the advice.
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This presumes you have an exhaust fan...do you? what size for what size room?
I do have a fan. It is a 70 CFM fan and the room is not quite even 6x10. Plus, the shower will rarely ever be used.
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