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Startingover 03-22-2013 07:30 AM

SW bathroom paint
Went to S.W. for bathroom paint for walls. They have a sale going on and were too busy so I left and will go back another time.

In case someone new waits on me, I want to be sure I get the right paint.

Does anyone know the name of the moisture barrier paint at S.W.

thank you.

cdaniels 03-22-2013 07:34 AM

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SW bath paint comes in satin and semi gloss

Startingover 03-22-2013 08:00 AM

if this only comes in gallons I'm not sure what to do. I want 2 colors for the small bath. Each wall is only about 80 sf, so that will be a lot of wasted paint, unless I try to use it in the garage later on.

Once a can is open what's the life span of paint? I have too much to do to even think about starting on the garage now.

Gymschu 03-22-2013 11:04 AM

Buy the gallons. Quarts are almost the same price. Seal it up, store it in a cool, dry place and it will be fine.

Startingover 03-22-2013 12:24 PM

thanks Gymschu.

how's the weather in Ohio? I'm freezing here.

Gymschu 03-22-2013 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 1142921)
thanks Gymschu.

how's the weather in Ohio? I'm freezing here.

Lousy, Startingover, we haven't been out of the 20's all week. Big storm a brewing in the middle of the country and may give us 3-6 inches of snow on Tuesday of next week. I'm sure you're really freezing down there in sunny Florida!:yes:

Startingover 03-22-2013 01:18 PM

our blood thins down here, don't cha know? 60 is cold to me.:laughing:

The groundhog Puxatawney Phil is being sued for falsely saying spring was coming.

Will22 03-22-2013 04:43 PM

Phil should be deep fried. I am in Ohio also (Northern), and I am sick of the snow. Spring will arrive....someday (hopefully).

toastandjam 03-23-2013 11:30 PM


Originally Posted by cdaniels (Post 1142754)
SW bath paint comes in satin and semi gloss

Visited 3 different SW and none carry that type of paint.

jsheridan 03-24-2013 12:24 AM

If you're okay with a satin finish, you're good to go with any satin wall finish, doesn't have to be a bath paint.

chrisn 03-24-2013 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 1142921)
thanks Gymschu.

how's the weather in Ohio? I'm freezing here.

Sunny and 70 here in California:whistling2:

Startingover 03-24-2013 08:45 AM

I'm sure I want a bathroom moisture resistant paint, so if SW doesn't have this as another poster said, what's the next choice in a bathroom paint?

Maybe they can order it for me. Keeping my fingers crossed and going there this afternoon.

chrisn, and you don't have sinkholes in CA either.

cdaniels 03-24-2013 09:53 AM

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JS was right.Any paint with a sheen would be fine but if you want a bath paint specifically and can't find it at SW.....BM has this.IDK why the SW stores don't carry the bath paint there.

jsheridan 03-24-2013 10:58 AM

The only read difference between a satin bath paint and a standard wall satin is the addition of mildewcides, to my knowledge anyway. You can add your own mildewcide to the paint and, voila, bath paint. It's the satin characteristic that prevents steam penetration.

Startingover 03-24-2013 04:35 PM

Yep. Sure enough when I went to SW today the guy that I think knows the least, was the only one there. He said SW no longer makes a "Bathroom Paint".

I asked what SW sells for bathrooms and he said "any". Then my daughter asked and he said "Duration".

So.........what do I do now?

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