Painting & Decorating Question

Does special bathroom paint work? or is tiling the way to go?

We are refurbishing our bathroom and are deciding between having tiles on the walls or whether to paint them with bathroom paint and only tile the floor.

As we are spending the money on the refurbishment, we want to get it right. Does bathroom paint really work? Or do we risk having it peel or have damp grow in the future from the condensation? The bathroom will have a small window and a standard extractor fan.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

2 Answers

You can ues kitchen & bathroom paints, soft sheene & eggshell paints in all wet areas

Answered 18th Jun 2012

MB Decorations/Maintenance

Member since 6 Jun 2012

I suppose paints are OK, but really a cheap option and will involve return visits.
Tiling generally is easier to clean and will last a long time. A few bathrooms done recently the clients choose wall tiles in wet areas and bathroom paint elsewhere.
Two important items is I installed Wedi Board on the walls prior to tiling on shower,bath and basin walls and installing a bathroom extractor fan that runs continuously at low wattage(very quiet) and had the facility to boost extraction when you are in the bathroom.

Answered 20th Jun 2012

rob kilminster

Member since 3 Nov 2011

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