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Painting a kitchen or bathroom can be trickier than painting other rooms in your house.  Along with all the extra cutting around things like mirrors, tubs, sinks and toilets you want to make sure you are choosing the right paint finish.

If plans are in the works for painting your bathroom or kitchen you will find the following tips helpful and useful to ensure you use the best paint products for the project.

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Best Paints to Use For Kitchen and Bathroom Painting

Although there is no specifically named bathroom or kitchen paint, it is somewhat different from the usual and ordinary interior house paint.  The reason is that paint used for painting the kitchen and bathroom is specially formulated to provide protection against mold and mildew from building in these higher level moisture and humidity rooms.  The best paints to use for painting kitchens and bathrooms is a waterborne interior paint that guarantees you that protection against the moisture building up and creating drip like paint on the walls, paint peeling or bubbling.

Kitchen Painting

The kitchen is the hub of the family in every home.  It is where everyone comes together in the morning for breakfast, gathers at the end of the day to prepare, share meals and it is the focal point of gatherings with family and friends.  It is important to take the extra step and use the right paint and finish to ensure it lasts, is easily maintained and keeps it’s lustre.

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Bathroom Painting

The bathrooms are a central station for all families, with daily activities of hot water, steam and hair drying, the moisture levels are high in these rooms.  This is why it is important to choose the right paint finish to provide the best barrier between the moisture and the paint and give you longer lasting results to keep you from painting often.

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Best Paint Finish To Use When Painting Kitchens and Bathrooms

The kitchen and bathrooms are busy and high traffic rooms of every home and it is a good idea to use a paint finish that is durable as well as easy to clean.  To give you the best paint finish to use when painting kitchens and bathrooms we recommend using a semi-gloss finish or at the very least an egg shell paint finish as they are less likely to trap any mold and are far more easy to clean than a flat or satin finish.

Semi Gloss Paints offer a slight visible shine but are durable and very easy to clean with a damp cloth, while Eggshell Paints are used in busy areas like kitchens and family rooms because of their ease of maintenance.  Most dirt, grease and  finger prints are simply wiped down with a damp cloth.

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Recommended Paints for Painting Kitchen or Bathroom

Experienced professional painters with the best painting companies will recommend top quality paint products for painting kitchens or bathrooms.

Painting a kitchen or bathroom with Benjamin Moore Aura Paint Semi Gloss provides the ultimate level of durability.  Because of its resilience to moisture, we recommend it as the perfect paint where a lot of steam and moisture resides, such as in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

This specially formulated to resist mold and mildew paint also gives a high level of resistance to scrubbing without seeing any of the paint colour rubbing off. It is a durable paint, that is easily applied, provides excellent coverage and long lasting durability.

Aura bath and spa paint is also recommended for painting bathrooms because of it’s resistance to moisture.  The everyday build up of hot water and steam is no contest for this paint product. It provides excellent coverage, durability, and is easy to wash without the paint rubbing off or discolouring.  It is a paint that will continue to look great for years.

Using paints that are specially formulated for high moisture areas help avoid the paint problems such as bubbling, blistering, or  peeling.  Knowing which types of paints and finishes are best for your individual project is important information before you get started.

Knowing what makes one paint better than another, the difference between water based and lead based paints, are help as paint buying tips, to ensure you keep the costs down.

If all this information has you worried or wondering if you are or are not making the right choices, you can always turn to hiring the painting services of a professional painter that specializes in house painting.   Contact a painting company to help you.


This post was originally published on Apr 23, 2017 at 14:02 and edited on Mar 03, 2020 at 13:10