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Old 03-25-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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So what are the best primer and paints to use these days?? it will be going on the walls in the lower level of my house including one bathroom. Not sure if I should use a different kind for that or not.. Thanks in advance...

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So what are the best primer and paints to use these days?? it will be going on the walls in the lower level of my house including one bathroom. Not sure if I should use a different kind for that or not.. Thanks in advance...
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Zinsser 123 primer.
Flat paint on the ceilings.
Higher sheen in the bathroom and trim will be easier to clean.
No need for a different paint in the bathroom.
Go to a real paint store for the paint.
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No ceilings so Im good with that... And Ive heard of the Zinsser 123... Not to sound stupid, but higher sheen would be exactly??? And I just remember hearing using a different kind of paint for the bathroom because of the (steam ?) but it might have been latex... thanks guys
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The higher the sheen the more gloss or shine. The less sheen such as flat no shine. The more sheen easier to wipe and clean, the down side it will telegraph any imperfections in the walls. It used to be believed semi gloss was to be used in bathrooms. But with the new paint formulations that no longer is totally true. Do you have an exhaust fan in the bathroom?
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Yes I will be installing one... I feel stupid.. Im guessing sheen = gloss to a certain extent... I would've gotten that lol...

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