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Bathroom painting question (a nice and easy one) :-)

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by kuztardd, 2 Jan 2013.

  1. kuztardd

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    Hi there forumers,

    I've just moved in and I have decided to paint my bathroom.

    Two days ago i did a paint test for colour (with proper bathroom paint), and then today i just decided to scrub it with a flannel..

    Is it normal for the paint to be able to be rubbbed off?
     
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    Emulsion paint yes, proper bathroom paint no.

    Unless you used an awful lot of elbow grease when you rubbed.
     
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    I wonder how you cleaned and prepared the old surface. I wonder if it is shiny.

    I wonder if this bathroom is steamy and humid or if it is well-ventilated and dry.
     
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    I wah wah wah wonder - Dell Shannon, Runaway :mrgreen: Use an Acrylic egshell ;)
     
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    Thanks for the replies people.

    ahh, yep, the surface was a little bit shiny to begin with.. so maybe that is a factor.
    but even on another section I had sanded down, the same happened.

    But as I had been using a tester pot, I then decided to open up the actual pot of bathroom paint and use a little from there. That seems to stick better (even though its only been a couple of hours)

    Which makes me think, the tester pot might not have been of the Bathroom variety.
    Which does mean i now have to fully sand off all the tester colour as it might not be correct. My arm is aching!
     
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    can I ask why? I was planning on using Bathroom/Kitchen Matt:
    the same as this (but in a Grey Slate colour which isnt on the website)
    http://tinyurl.com/aqqmena
     
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    Tester pots are normally plain old matt emulsion. It will be fine to paint over with bathroom paint (aka water based eggshell). The Top coat will protect the tester paint from the water/steam.
     
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    thanks for that.. and good to know for the future.
    and after 16 hours of sandpapering the whole wall, I'm hoping it will be all worth it...
     
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    Give the stuff from the tester pot a sand. You can often see the thickness through your finish coat. ;)
     
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    ahh well the tester pots have been well and truly sanded off, and the acyrlic layer underneath of the original bathroom colour has now gone too.

    my arm hurts! :LOL:
     
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    kudos for the hand sanding. don't forget to dust off the walls.

    Just to clarify, bathroom'n'kitchen paints are often plain ole acrylic (waterbased) eggshell but it sounds like you have the matt version, similar to the Farrow & ball(ocks) Modern Emulsion.

    Provided that you don't have excessive moisture you should be fine.
     
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    ahh, now you worry me... (especially mentioning F+B! Ive heard the rumours)

    Its a bathroom with single glazed windows, which are notorious for condensation..

    Can I ask, what would you suggest instead?
     
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    I am literally minutes away from applying the paint, so I think Ill have my lunch and wait for a reply :)

    Id hate to make a massive error :eek:
     
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    you would expect some condensation on the windows, its the walls that I am more interested in. Does the room not have an extractor.

    You might still be ok. i have never used the matts in humid bathrooms but have never had a problem with the WB eggshells. I guess that you have already paid for the non-refundable matt. So why not use it. if you do have problems later, sort the window/extraction and just apply eggshell over the top (no sanding required).

    Not sure what you have heard about F&b, I stopped using them when they stopped making oilbased paints.
     
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    Thanks again for you advice. I do apprecaite it.

    Unfortunately, there are times when the walls are damp.. and i really dont want to have the hassle of doing this twice.
    I can always return the paint, its no biggy.

    And could do a colour match via the dulux machine and get something very close to the colour I have.

    would you recommend something like this:
    http://www.dulux.co.uk/products/info/bathroom_plus_soft_sheen.jsp
     
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