Bathroom paint

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

  1. Barry J

    Barry J Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    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.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    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.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

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

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

    Jul 24, 2007
    Robber, with some DIY on the side.
    Or a window that opens.
  6. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD for both Canada & the US

    Jul 20, 2009
    Design Work World Wide: Bathrooms Vancouver Area
    North Vancouver, BC
    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
  7. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

    Aug 23, 2005
    I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)
    Columbus, OH
    Best option is both.
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