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Old 12-02-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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I've been reading a lot about different paints and I am still confused. I've put a lot of effort into a complete gut of the bathroom and it's time to start thinking about paint. I know from experience behr is junk. I've had some good with valspar but not in a high moisture area.

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Old 12-02-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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Behr is a "0", Valspar is a 3 or 4.........personally, my greatest success is with Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint. The advice you will get on here is to go to a REAL paintstore like SW or Benjamin Moore, talk to the professional staff working there, and make your choice. The Big box stores do have some decent lines of paint, but SW & BM are so much better, IMO.

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Benjamin Moore Bath & Spa. Best in the Painting industry.

If your a DIY home owner don't sign up to this forum, it's for painting contractors only, but here is a topic you might be able to read without signing up Benjamin Moore Bath and Spa

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Good info thanks, just no so sure about a matte finish in a bath.
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Good info thanks, just no so sure about a matte finish in a bath.
Yeah, a matte finish is not what most people are accustom to in bathrooms. I think that's because most, if not all, lower sheens are suseptable to mold and mildew growth based on it's ability to absorb moisture. Apparently Benjamin Moore has came out with a superior product with the sheen some may prefer rather than all the shiny stuff that seemed to be more required based on the lack of performance of lower sheens. If matte as a sheen is not preferred, then certainly a quality primer and another paint option like Regal Select or Aura (both self priming btw...) might be suitable for the sheen you want.
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Aura Bath and Spa is formulated for steamy environments, and it's a matte. It's a beautiful finish.
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Well I doesn't seem like I have a Ben Moore dealer anywhere near me and Sherman Williams is right down the road.
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This comes in satin and semi gloss
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Thanks all for your help. I decided on s. w. durations in satin. The bath paint isn't low voc and with 2 little ones and only one bathroom the durations made more sense. It is also mildew resistant. A little pricey for paint but you get what you pay for.

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JJ, no shower for at least 24 hours. If using a dark color, more like 48, at least.
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As long as you're using a Satin or higher sheen, you're golden!

Unless you've had mold/mildew problems in the past, there's usually enough mildewcide in most paints to be perfectly serviceable.
If it HAS BEEN an issue, use a "Bath paint(s)" such as mentioned above....OR, have some M-1 Mildewcide added to any good paint.

>>> Most importantly....
* Use the bath fan!!!
* DON'T open a window in cooler weather either!!! Cold incoming air just condenses immediately, and makes the problem TWICE as bad....
* If there's no bath fan....get one.
* Wash walls with a powdered cleaner such as Dirtex. Usually needs no rinsing, unlike TSP's. DON'T use liquid cleaners, or ammonia's.

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[quote=jsheridan;785314]JJ, no shower for at least 24 hours. If using a dark color, more like 48, at least.[/quote]

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I got the primer on today and it looks like I'm going to have go back and to some touch up on my mud. Surprised at some of the spots missed. I went over it twice with a damp sponge with a headlight on. Lol.
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I got the primer on today and it looks like I'm going to have go back and to some touch up on my mud. Surprised at some of the spots missed. I went over it twice with a damp sponge with a headlight on. Lol.
Don't put the mud away just yet.
You WILL find more when you put the first coat of the finish paint on
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Don't put the mud away just yet.
You WILL find more when you put the first coat of the finish paint on
Prep ends when the job is finished.

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