Kitchen and Bathroom Paint
Although kitchens and bathrooms are two distinct rooms with very different features, they both require a specific type of paint. Learn more about why regular paint isn't appropriate for these rooms:
Kitchens and bathrooms are both very humid. The walls and surfaces in these rooms often come into contact with water and water vapor. Therefore, although conventional paint can be used on the walls, we recommend using paint that is specifically made for kitchens and bathrooms.
This type of paint is water-based; generally, it's a 100% acrylic latex paint. Many different colours, shades and finishes are available. It covers surfaces very well in addition to being resistant to dirt, humidity and frequent cleanings. Inside the paint, manufacturers include agents which protect against the proliferation of mould, as well as other water-related damage.
For the reasons cited above, kitchen and bathroom paint tends to last longer than regular paint and it will be much more resistant when used in those two rooms.
Photo: Sherwin Williams
Applying kitchen and bathroom paint
Always apply this paint on a clean surface. If needed, prime the walls and surfaces before you start painting. Certain types of paint can be applied on tiles, which is great if you're looking to give an easy makeover to your kitchen. Also, thanks to the paint's anti-fungal properties, the tiles will be better protected against mould. When applying this paint, you will need a roller for large surfaces, brushes for edges and corners, as well as a paint tray.
Anyone can complete this type of job but if you're looking for top results, it's better to hire a professional painter. This rings especially true in the kitchen, where painting mistakes, such as staining cabinets, could affect the value of your house.
Kitchen and bathroom paint can cost about $25 per liter. It is usually made for both bathrooms and kitchens, but a few brands sell them individually. However, the composition remains the same.
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