Repainting your bathroom: be careful to choose the right paint

Want to revamp your bathroom? Painting is the cheapest and easiest way to achieve your goal. But for the project to be a success, you still have to choose the right paint. A short guide to avoid mistakes.

Opt for acrylic paint or ecological paint

For many years, glycero paint was popular in damp rooms, because in addition to being washable, it was able to resist humidity. However, it contains harmful solvents and produces toxic fumes to the point that today it has been banned from European standards. Acrylic paint then replaced it. Containing a small amount of solvents, it causes little pollution and has the advantage of drying very quickly. Best of all, acrylic reduces mold growth, protects against condensation and provides increased splash resistance.

If you want to avoid the use of any polluting product, you can also opt for ecological paint. It is devoid of volatile organic compounds and all forms of heavy metals. In addition, it offers excellent covering power. On the other hand, it will be necessary to put the hand in the pocket by choosing this solution, because it costs more for the moment.

Avoid “first price” paint

Another mistake to avoid is to be tempted by “first price” paints. Certainly, the savings in perspective are interesting but the problem is that in addition to being weakly resistant against humidity or mould, these paints do not offer good covering power. You are therefore forced to apply twice as much product to your walls, which will cost you more. In short, don’t make the inevitable mistake of cutting corners on quality, which will force you to redo your paint in the next year or two.

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Favor “technical” paints

Every bathroom problem can be solved thanks to the wide range of paints on the market. Is your part sensitive to thermal shock? Manufacturers currently offer anti-condensation paints that lower the temperature difference between the cold wall and the very hot air caused by your showers or baths. These products are provided with insulating glass microbeads

Above all, you will see that there are special bathroom paints: they have the particularity of being adapted to the humidity and heat conditions of this piece of water. These are the ones you should choose to prevent your paint from crumbling after a few months of installation.

Choose the right finish

Before considering repainting your bathroom, think carefully about the finish, which should avoid any damage and last over time. Among the possible solutions, the satin paint which is washable, resistant to water splashes, dirt and shocks comes first. It is frequently used in damp rooms and has a nice, slightly shiny effect. Otherwise, you can directly opt for a glossy paint that gives the impression of a larger room and guarantees unstoppable resistance against humidity. On the other hand, the walls will have to be meticulously prepared before the application of this paint which has the fault of hiding the irregularities with difficulty.

Note that even if the matte finish is very popular at the moment, it is not very suitable for humid rooms. Opt instead for velvet finishes that combine the qualities of satin paint and the effect of matt paint.

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