Waterproof / Water-resistant Paint for Bathroom?

A lot of house owners ask me if they should use a special paint for their bathrooms and I always tell them that it depends. It depends on the bathroom and which parts of the bathroom needs to be painted

Certain types of paint claim to be water-resistant or even waterproof and even resist the growth of mold and mildew - ideal for bathrooms, right? And yes, they do work as they provide a special layer of protection. However, if you have a mould-problem you first should look at the origin of the problem. Bathrooms need good ventilation and air exchange to get the humid air out of the room after a shower. And if you have a leak in a pipe then a special paint won't help either.

On the other hand, water-resistant paint can be a great thing in areas where the walls could be splashed by water - like close to the shower, the bath tap and the sink. Waterproof / water-resistant paint is often made with a latex, oil or concrete base, all of which can provide a strong waterproof seal. The kind of waterproof paint used depends on where it is being used and how much moisture it must sustain. Inside the shower a fully waterproof paint is recommended.

We do recommend water-resistant paint in the bathroom as it could prevent in the end mould by not allowing the walls to get damp.

 

 

 


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