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Old 04-24-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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I'm doing a bathroom remodel that started off as just crown moulding then the wife got involved. .

Anywho, the builder put a 6" high white marble surround around the whirlpool tub. the rest of the wall is some of the ultra thinned flat Monarch paint over rolled on textureing. The last time I had the three kiddos on the tub they had a great time spashing water over the backslash onto the walls. This cause the texture to stert buckling and pealing from the walls. when I pealed off the texture that was pealed, it didn't look like the builder used green sheetrock. I vinyl spackled where the tecture came off then thinned some out and rolled it to try to match it original texture.

I'd like to paint this with a paint that can stand up to some occasional splashed from the kids and not let water soak through to the textureing and drywall. I know the watered down flat paint the builder used was like a spounge for water but I still want something on the flatter side of eggshell.

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I'm doing a bathroom remodel that started off as just crown moulding then the wife got involved. .

Anywho, the builder put a 6" high white marble surround around the whirlpool tub. the rest of the wall is some of the ultra thinned flat Monarch paint over rolled on textureing. The last time I had the three kiddos on the tub they had a great time spashing water over the backslash onto the walls. This cause the texture to stert buckling and pealing from the walls. when I pealed off the texture that was pealed, it didn't look like the builder used green sheetrock. I vinyl spackled where the tecture came off then thinned some out and rolled it to try to match it original texture.

I'd like to paint this with a paint that can stand up to some occasional splashed from the kids and not let water soak through to the textureing and drywall. I know the watered down flat paint the builder used was like a spounge for water but I still want something on the flatter side of eggshell.

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From you're description, it sounds like improper drywall to begin with and then it gets worse.If it were me( and I could not redo the sheet rock properly) I would oil prime and apply a couple coats of at least an eggshell finish from a real paint store, making sure all was completly dry between coats and after painting

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BIN shellac as primer
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Thanks J.

Which paint would you recommend? Ben Moore Bath and Kitchen? I thought BM had a Matte paint for wet areas that would be less glossy than eggshell?
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Actually, Ben Moore makes Aura Bath and Spa, and it's a matte finish, which is between flat and eggshell. B/twn that and BIM as a primer/basecoat you should be watertight.
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I just read someting about not being able to use BIN over Latex. Is that true. That would cause a problem with my current walls that have latex paint on them.
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I just read someting about not being able to use BIN over Latex. Is that true. That would cause a problem with my current walls that have latex paint on them.
I've never heard that Dan. I quickly scanned the TDS for BIN and it makes mention of use over glossy painted surfaces w/out sanding, but makes no qualifications as to latex or oil. It makes no mention anywhere of not using over latex. I knew it wouldn't but just wanted to make sure.
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Bin is just fine over anything u can think of. I second it's recommendation or maybe some Zinnser Coverstain Oil. You really want to try and block moisture from getting to the drywall and popping off the texture/paint. Follow with 2 coats of SemiGloss.
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Actually, Ben Moore makes Aura Bath and Spa, and it's a matte finish, which is between flat and eggshell. B/twn that and BIM as a primer/basecoat you should be watertight.

Would you put that on you're walls with kids splashing in the tub?

I know I would'nt. It is fine paint but IMO not good enough for this situation
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Here's a thought- just around the splash area use a clear coat. If you want really flat and are oK to spend a buck to get it, use Modern Masters dead flat acrylic clear. Most other low sheens are really not that low- but it would seal the area. It will slightly darken the look also.

I've done this around sinks, particularly in laundrys.
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Chrisn, if it's spec'd for steam, it should be fine for splash, as steam is harder on finishes than water in that sense, permeability. If it was a dark color, maybe not, but a light color I think would be fine. It may be a matte finish but it's a different formulation from Regal Matte. Brush's suggestion could work too. I've done the same myself when doing deep bases in baths/showers. BM has a flat clear in the super spec line, and I found that looking for Modern Masters.
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Aura is specified for steam? I did not know that. Good info to have.The Modern Masters is great stuff. Thanks
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Aura is specified for steam? I did not know that. Good info to have.The Modern Masters is great stuff. Thanks
Not Aura in general, but Aura Bath and Spa. I've used it a couple times, it's a nice product. It's a matte finish.

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