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Bathroom Paint

This basic form of wall covering can be used in in bathrooms but can suffer adversely from humidity and contact with water.



If moisture gets behind painted surfaces the paint will blister and evetually peel off, while moisture on the surface can create mould.

Extractor fans can reduce damage from condensation and moisture. It is best to use paint in conjunction with a more waterproof wall covering such as tiles or bathroom cladding - especially in wet areas of the bathroom such as shower enclosures and around the bath.

Bathrooms walls have to be flat and smooth before applying paint as any imperfections will shown through the painted surface. Paint is used on bathrom ceilings the most often, sometimes applied over textured finishes.

Paint can be used effectively to add colour to a room. Many householders will tile or panel with neautral or light colours but leave one of the walls free. This can then be painted with a bolder or brighter colour to break up the lighter theme. Gloss effect tiles and panels will reflect this colour around the room so if you ever fell like changing the colour of your bathroom all you have to do is re-paint the one wall.

There are some paints available specifically designed for use in bathrooms (and kitchens) which are designed to inhibit mould growth.



very cheap
huge choice of colours

not waterproof
not suitable for "wet" areas