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What Do I Need to Know Before Painting a Bathroom in Valley Center, CA? Satin or Semi Gloss?

There are many people who turn to painting the inside of their home to give it a quick improvement. When painting the inside of the home, each room of the home poses their set of challenge. A bathroom is particularly one of the more challenging areas of the home to paint. Because bathrooms can have the most problems, many people make a number of mistakes when painting the bathroom. To avoid a terrible paint job in your home’s bathroom, Jeff the Painter will share what those common mistakes are and tell you what to do to avoid them.

Should Bathroom Walls & Ceilings Be Satin or Semi-Gloss?

When you pick a paint color for your bathroom, you will need to also choose a type of sheen. The sheen is a level of gloss the paint will have. Not only will the sheen provide a level of gloss to the paint, but also protection. The higher level of gloss that is used will add more protection against moisture. Another benefit to a high gloss paint is that it helps to hide the imperfections on the wall. However, many people often make the mistake of using a flat, matte, or eggshell level gloss in their bathrooms. These are lower level gloss that don’t provide very much protection for walls exposed to a lot of moisture. For a longer lasting pant job, it is recommended that you uses a semi-gloss or higher to extend the life of the paint and ensure the walls are protected.

Mold or Mildew Paint Resistant

Not all paints are made the same. Some paints provide an extra layer of protection against mold and mildew. Many people will buy a cheap paint, assuming there are no differences. However, this is not the case. Look for a paint that has a primer combo. The primer combination paint will provide that additional layer of protection against mold and mildew. The surface as well as the drywall will be protected from moisture, mold and mildew. Make sure when painting your bathroom that you purchase a good paint that can protect your walls.

Not Allowing the Paint to Dry

Before taking a shower or using the bathroom, it is very important to allow the paint to completely dry. Many people will introduce moisture into a bathroom while the paint is still wet. Moisture in the air can cause a lot of problems for wet paint. The paint can develop bubbles or develop leaching when moisture is in the air. To avoid ruining your bathroom’s paint job, you should always allow the paint to fully dry. That includes using the shower and if you are using more than one coat of paint. To hurry the drying process along, you can use a fan and open windows to help provide air circulation.

Interior & Exterior House Painting & More in San Marcos, Temecula, Vista, Oceanside, Encinitas, Carlsbad & Escondido, California

There are many mistakes that can be made when painting inside your home and especially in a bathroom. If you want a flawless paint job, consider hiring a professional. A professional painting service will ensure no mistakes are made and provide a quality paint job that you will love. For quality painting services, contact Jeff the Painter and schedule our services today.

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