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Old 04-06-04, 05:41 AM
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More bathroom walls and ceilings

I'd always heard that bathrooms should have semi-gloss paint on the walls/ceilings, I guess because of moisture, and perhaps semigloss repels it better. Any truth to this? Our builder says I'm wrong and he proceeded to use flat paint...
 
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Old 04-06-04, 07:05 AM
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Yes, semi-gloss repels water a little better than flat. Your builder said no because he didn't want to buy good paint, they are notorious for using junk paint to make a quick buck.
 
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Thanks, pro, that's what I figured. This instance was one of about 50 he cheaped me on, but probably the least serious. Thanks again.
 
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Old 04-17-04, 04:18 PM
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Even the best quality flat paint will burnish when rubbed. Definitely not a good choice for bathrooms, children's rooms, kitchens, etc.
 
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Thanks, Art. I know what you mean-I tried to clean small places and the stuff rubbed off, making a bigger mess. Guess I'll wait until I run out of touch up and then redo it with a semigloss.
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