painting a bathroom

Old 01-06-10, 08:12 AM
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painting a bathroom

[SIZE=2][SIZE=2]i need some painting advice for a full bathroom. this bathroom was gutted down to the studs with only the shower left installed.
i am getting ready to install Sheetrock (greenboard) and tape.
what kind of primer should i use?
what kind of paint should i use?
can i use the shower through out this process or will it create to much moister?
thanks for your time
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If you haven't bought it yet, don't use the green board [it's not needed] either use regular drywall or the new paperless drywall [mold resistant] The majority of the wall's protection comes from the paint. Once primed and painted with a latex enamel [any sheen] the walls/ceiling will have all the moisture protection they need. Greenboard doesn't always paint as well as other types of drywall.

You should avoid using the shower until the drywall is finished, primed and a coat of enamel is applied and dry.

You want a decent grade of latex primer and 1-2 coats of latex enamel, Kitchen and bath enamel would be even better - it's formulated for the harsher environment that bath rooms are often subjected to.

It's best to go to your local paint store to buy the primer and paint. They can help you choose the best coatings for your needs and budget. Big box paint depts usually have poorly trained help and stock coatings based on price not necessarily quality.

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