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Post by jai » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:12 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for some recommendations for bathroom paint. Should I apply a primer coat? What's a good primer? Oil or Latex paint? Eggshell, satin, or semi-gloss finish?

Thanks!

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Re: Paint

Post by Shannon » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:17 pm

I personally use Ben Moore Aura bath paint, it needs no primer and is a velvet sheen. When using other paints I recommend a good latex primer and semigloss paint for scrub ability .
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Re: Paint

Post by jai » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:18 pm

That paint is $65 a gallon! How Behr, Valspar, etc? Any good choices with the big-box store type paints?

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Post by Shannon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:40 pm

I,m sorry but I do not have a big box store in my city so I never use their paint and can not say for sure.
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Re: Paint

Post by Shannon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:43 pm

I did how ever in the past use Beauty Tone paints and primers from Home Hardware and had good luck with them. the Aura from Ben.Moore is pricey but needs no primer so it is quicker and done in two coats.
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Re: Paint

Post by maxweber » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:12 pm

We've had really good luck with the Behr paints at Home Depot. The Paint and Primer in one generally works in two coats without a primer and it stands up to scrubbing really well.

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Re: Paint

Post by jai » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:00 pm

I'll look into the Behr paints. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Paint

Post by pumperknickle » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:19 pm

Hi Shannon,

Can you tell me whether I can put the Ben. Moore Aura bath paint (latex I believe?) over my existing oil-based enamel as is? One time I would use an oil primer first, but I haven't painted a bathroom in a long time.

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Post by Shannon » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:53 pm

I believe in most cases a minimum step would be washing the surface with TSP,rinsing them clean and sanding with about 120 grit . The problem with oil based paints is latex does not stick well because it is smooth and shinny. The sanding ruffs it up a little to help the new paint stick. Personally I usually try to prime any oil painted surface before applying latex. It is an once of prevention to prevent a problem.
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Re: Paint

Post by taichi » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:05 am

in the bathroom, I always use a latex, and always primer

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Re: Paint

Post by GeselleBrian » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:43 am

Silicate paint (mineral based) is also great for bathrooms, as it has natural antibacterial amd antifungal properties. It also breathes significantly better than plastic based paints.

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