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Old 07-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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I'd like to re paint my laundry room. Do I need to use any special paint because of potential moisture from the washer / dryer?

I have a gallon of Clark and Kensington latex paint. Can I put that straight on or should I use zinger 123 to prime it with mold resistant?

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May want to just add a pac of M-1 sold at Home Depot or most hardware stores. It's a midicide.
Unless the walls are in bad shape and need repairs, it's bare sheetrock , or your drasticly changing the color no need to prime.

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Is the dryer not vented? How much moisture escapes the washer?
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Is the dryer not vented? How much moisture escapes the washer?
Hi - The dryer is vented. Both appliances have been bought within the last 2 years, so they are newer. I don't feel like the laundry room is humid, but not sure about right way to paint it.
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I think a quality eggshell finish and you are fine. It will have a fair amount of moisture resistance and also be able to be wiped because laundry rooms see some action.
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I think a quality eggshell finish and you are fine. It will have a fair amount of moisture resistance and also be able to be wiped because laundry rooms see some action.
Should I prime with it something that is moisture resistancent or am I good to go? There's existing paint on there and there's not a lot of color descrepancy to warrant a prime outside the potential of moisture.
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I can't see a reason at all to use it with a MR paint....UNLESS you have issues with your ducting, in which case - fix that
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Should I prime with it something that is moisture resistancent or am I good to go? There's existing paint on there and there's not a lot of color descrepancy to warrant a prime outside the potential of moisture.

You haven't really said you presently have a moisture problem, so you should be fine.
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The surface to be painted must be clean, dull and dry in order for another. Coating to adhere to it. Most laundry rooms do not require any special m.r. paint. If the existing paint is in good condition then prep it and repaint using a high quality semi gloss or gloss or latex paint Remember the higher the paint sheen the more resistant to moisture it will be. Otherwise an eggshell sheen would work as well.
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Excellent ! Thanks to everyone for sharing their expertise.
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eggshell is all you need

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