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Old 02-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Just bought a house a few months ago and now want to repaint the bathroom because of a leaky pedestal sink that we are replacing. Do I need to do any special prep because of the paint used. They used a behr kitchen and bathroom paint before. It just seems glossy and washable so I am not sure if I need to do for prep.

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You want to make sure you wash it all thoroughly and take some Clorox to it if there is algae or any such things anywhere. You should scruff it up a bit with a deglosser or some sandpaper.

Carve out any old caulk you want to replace around the tub, shower door etc. Re-caulk. Remember, silicone is not a caulk.

Change out or add any toilet paper holders, towel racks, robe hooks and so forth.

I would put two coats of semi-gloss back on it, especially if it is a small bath you will need to wipe down now and then. Of course you know not to use BEHRly paint or any other box store brand this time!

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Yeah the prior home owners relied completely on Behr paint. So far we've been using Sherwin Williams paint as we've been repainting. It's a few blocks away and the staff has been helpful so far.
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Semi gloss on the walls is over kill,imo, eggshell or satin would be a better choice. Semi looks like a hospital room
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Yeah the prior home owners relied completely on Behr paint.
How does it look? Any problems with it?
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Semi gloss on the walls is over kill,imo, eggshell or satin would be a better choice. Semi looks like a hospital room
Not wild about the look of semi but for trim myself but in old, small, bathrooms with poor ventilation it seems to stand up to the humidity and moisture better over time.
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The behr looked fine except where they went like an inch on the ceiling in one spot. They had covered the back on the sink basin in silicone and just used wall anchors to mount it on the wall do I have to add a backer board and fix the wall.
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Not wild about the look of semi but for trim myself but in old, small, bathrooms with poor ventilation it seems to stand up to the humidity and moisture better over time.

Won't argue that

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