Bathroom paint

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by Barry J, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Barry J

    Barry J New Member

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    Looking for a good wall paint and ceiling paint for my bathroom that is mildew and mold proof. Last time I used the Zinser brand, put did white. This time I want white for the ceiling and a lighter blue or something for the walls.
    Thanks
    Barry
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Any paint store has an additive packet that you can mix into a gallon of paint for mildew resistance. Look for a 100% acrylic gloss or semigloss at any good paint store.

    The best mildew preventive is ventilation. If you are sprucing up your bathroom, now might be a good time to address that. A small bathroom should have a minumum 100 cfm fan. The builders original might be half of that. For a modest $$investment, you can get plenty of CFM and also quieter. Look for maximum 1 sone.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    paint

    How about checking with the paint store for their recommendations, since each manufacturer might have a different suggestion.
  4. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Or a window that opens.
  5. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Good Bathroom Paint.

    There are many great bathroom paints out there. The key with any bathroom painting job is to give the walls and ceiling a good clean and sanding. Once the walls and ceilings are cleaned up - give them 2 coats of Zissner "Cover Stain" Yellow label.

    I like Cloverdale Paint "Kitchen and Bath" line. Cloverdale is a Vancouver paint store but I'm sure your area has a good paint supplier and they will carry a kitchen and bath paint.

    Two top coats and no hot showers or baths for 2 extra nights and you will have a rock solid paint job. Most top end paints require 48 hours to fully cure.

    Good Luck
  6. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Best option is both.
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