Best bathroom paint?


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Old 06-08-05, 04:50 AM
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Best bathroom paint?

I'm busy getting the walls prepped in my bathroom. I'm going to use Zinssers Gardz to prime and seal but I need to get some good paint for the finish coat.
I would like to use a paint with a flat finish or maybe an eggshell finish (I'm open to ideas on finish). I don't mind if it's latex or oil and I plan on two coating the project. Any recommendations on what would work well or what to avoid? Thanks for your help.
 
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Satin [eggshell, low lustre] will preform a lot better than flat in a bath room. I would stick with latex. It dries quicker, has low odor and can be repainted with latex at a later date with no problems. Some stores sell bath paint with extra mildewcide but unless mildew is going to be a problem any quality paint will be fine.
 
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Sherwin Williams makes a good Kitchen & Bath paint
 
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Old 06-12-05, 11:46 PM
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Zinsser Perma-white. can be tinted to some extent - very good at mold-mildew resistnce. perma-white is self-priming so 2 coats and done.

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Old 06-13-05, 06:33 AM
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Thanks for the replies! I'll check into SW and Zinsser products for an eggshell finish product. Sweet!
 
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Originally Posted by sandbagger
Zinsser Perma-white. can be tinted to some extent - very good at mold-mildew resistnce. perma-white is self-priming so 2 coats and done.

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This product is un-believable
From a personal view point:
I have a tiny bathroom, a 16 year old girl and her mom, no exhaust fan, and the washing machine in there
Needless to say, I was X-14ing the walls every month
If I let it go 6 weeks it got scary with mold/mildew
I (prepped and) painted it with Perma-White maybe a year ago....maybe more
I have not had a single spore of mold or tiny dot of mildew on the walls since then
This stuff is great
 
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Old 06-13-05, 10:03 AM
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perma-white has got to be one of the best-kept (or worst advertised!) secrets in the paint world. Particularly considering it's from a major supplier like Zinnser. The only downside is that you are limited to some form of white as it doesn't like to be tinted too much. But that's not as bad as it may sound - a good paint guy (or gal!) can do wonders with 'white.'

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Old 06-13-05, 12:26 PM
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...so far I have been able to get soft pastel-type colors w/o a problem
I haven't tried any deep colors
The local paint shop guys used the Benny Moore color chart (that's what the customers used), and we've all been happy so far
2 different shops, one my regular haunt, one not
 
 

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