Best paint for kitchen and bathroom

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Hi

I was thinking of going with eggshell for the bathroom as in the past when i have used normal emilsion, parts of the ceiling developed mould - from the steam i assume

not sure what to use for the kitchen but its an open plan kitchen so possibly less than average extraction - what paint would be best for being wipeable to get rid of cooking fume residue?

any help with specific undercoat requirements would be appreciated too.

thanks
 
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Apart from the steam and possible high humidity factor, are you aware of any other source regarding the ingress of moisture.

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hi

i should have mentioned that this is a different house so have not painted this before - the bathroom i mentioned having mould with normal emulsion was my last house and the mould developed after maybe 6 years :)
 
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Ok,

Firstly there should be no need for the application of a specific primer or undercoat, you can if you wish use a specific kitchen & bathroom paint or an acrylic eggshell. Go for a trade quality system such as Dulux and follow the instuctions regarding thinning.

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not sure what to use for the kitchen but its an open plan kitchen so possibly less than average extraction - what paint would be best for being wipeable to get rid of cooking fume residue?

I am not normally big fan of Dulux paints, but I have used Dulux Endurance in a kitchen at a customer's request and she tells me she is impressed with its wipe-cleanability (you can even scrub it gently, it seems). Worth considering if you want a matt finish.

Some people use a silk finish in kitchens as it's easily cleaned - or even (as in the school kitchen I am painting) full oil-based gloss, 1950s style ... but that seems a bit OTT!

If you don't mind a non-matt finish, then acrylic eggshell might be the best. No undercoat needed, but two top coats advisable.
 
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Glidden do a good acrylic eggshell which I have found to be a good product. It's an ICI product which means it made by the same manufacturers as dulux but comes in a bit cheaper.

Not as thick as dulux but that just means you don't have to thin it as much!
 
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Hi


not sure what to use for the kitchen but its an open plan kitchen so possibly less than average extraction - what paint would be best for being wipeable to get rid of cooking fume residue?

I am not normally big fan of Dulux paints, but I have used Dulux Endurance in a kitchen at a customer's request and she tells me she is impressed with its wipe-cleanability (you can even scrub it gently, it seems). Worth considering if you want a matt finish.

Some people use a silk finish in kitchens as it's easily cleaned - or even (as in the school kitchen I am painting) full oil-based gloss, 1950s style ... but that seems a bit OTT!

If you don't mind a non-matt finish, then acrylic eggshell might be the best. No undercoat needed, but two top coats advisable.

Endurance is not an easy paint system to apply, it tends to promote a fluffy fur like texture, and is only wipeable on the internet, in reality of course this system both dislikes and rejects a damp cloth.

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Thanks for the suggestions. i will probably go for a gliden eggshell.

incidentally, with the advise of following thinning instructions, does this also apply to glidden vinyl matt? I only ask as i usually paint with it but never bother to thin it down.

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Yes trade paints can be thinned, other than the application of a mist coat around 5%.

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Endurance is not an easy paint system to apply, it tends to promote a fluffy fur like texture, and is only wipeable on the internet, in reality of course this system both dislikes and rejects a damp cloth.

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I had no problems with it and the customer found it easy to wipe clean.

Perhaps (as you so often tell us) it is a matter of technique. :rolleyes:
 

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