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Ultimate Guide to the Best Paint for Bathrooms And Why It's Worth Paying More

September 27, 2017

Ready to repaint your bathroom?

This is a great time to add some life to your bathroom by giving it a fresh coat of white or picking coloured paint, but don't just grab the cheapest paint out there.

Normal interior paint won't give your bathroom the mold protective coverage it needs. Check out this guide to find the best paint for bathrooms and how to use it.

 Why Do Bathrooms Need Special Paint?

Bathrooms are one of the most likely rooms in your house to grow mold.

Steam from hot showers and splashes from the tub or sink can make the walls damp, and mold grows in places with a lot of moisture.

Bathroom paints are designed to resist mildew and keep mold from growing in damp places. (It is also good to consider using this paint in your kitchen and basement.) The best paint for bathrooms is also made to withstand washing, so if any mold does form it can be removed.

Why Is Mold a Problem?

Mold breaks down the structural integrity of any part of the house where it grows. It is almost impossible to get mold out of drywall, so mold growth can lead to replacing large chunks of drywall.

It's an expensive and time-consuming problem.

Mold growing in a house is also a health hazard for anyone who lives there. It can cause asthma attacks, severe coughing and bronchitis, pneumonia, allergic reactions, inflammation or bleeding in the lungs, and other reactions like sore throats, migraines, and difficulty breathing.

Because of how dangerous mold can be, it should be removed right away if it is discovered.

Best Paint for Bathrooms

The best paint for bathrooms are mold resistant paints. These paints contain antimicrobial ingredients that help keep mold from growing over the paint.

This special bathroom paint often costs more money than usual, interior paint, but it is well worth the investment to keep the walls and air inside the bathroom clean and healthy.

Here are a few good bathroom paints to consider for your bathroom:

Dulux kitchen and bath - Eggshell

This paint can be found at Dulux, and it's ideal for high-humidity environments. The colours last over time, and they are resistant to repeated washing.

Perma-White

This paint is also resistant to damp and moisture, making it ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. It has a five-year guarantee against mold and mildew.

Valspar Reserve

Along with being resistant to mold, this paint also reduces the risk of stains. It can be washed without the colour or paint rubbing off.

While those paints are probably the highest quality, here are a few other mold-resistant paints:

  • Cloverdale kitchen and bath

  • Gliddon Complete

  • Clark + Kensington Enamel

How to Use Mold Resistant Paint

Before you paint your bathroom with mold resistant paint, you must clean all the walls from any existing mold.

The paint doesn't kill already grown mold, and painting over it will just make your mold problem worse. It is very hard to remove mold after it has been painted over, and the mold could bleed through the paint.

Brush all the walls with a bleach formula and scrub all the mold away before you begin to paint. You should also consider preparing the wall with a mold resistant primer.

Trying to decide what brand is the best paint for bathrooms? Contact us, and we will make sure your bathroom gets painted right.

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