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Painting kitchen walls

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by KerryA1, 12 Nov 2011.

  1. KerryA1

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    Hi,

    We're planning to replace our kitchen and want to paint the wall between the worktops and wall cabinets rather than tiling.

    If we use a kitchen/bathroom paint will this be ok on it's own or would we be better to use some sort of sealant over the paint to protect it form heat/moisture/grease/etc.

    If an additional sealant would help then can you recommend a good one.

    Thanks

    k
     
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    Kitchen/bathroom paint will be fine, tell us are the walls pre-painted or plaster skim.

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    The whole room is tiled at the moment and I suspect that once those are removed the walls will need to be replastered so we would be painting onto fresh plaster.
     
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    Kerry, when the tiles have been removed please let us know the outcome with regard to the state of the underlying substrate, only then can the correct advice be offered.

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    Theres a good chance you'll have to re-plaster if you want a perfect finish.

    I have a plastered finish between my worktops and wall units. I have a small upstand above the worktop. Have you considered this with regards to the hob / extractor assuming your will have them? I went for a glass splash back above the hob as this is where the main sources of moisture and grease will be.

    I just used dulux matt emulsion above the worktops and have had no problems since it was done. 3 years ago.
     
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    Kitchens and indeed bathrooms are often subjected to a great deal of moisture and humidity, if in this situation the op was to apply a a matt emulsion other than a specific and recomended matt system, then there would be the possibility of the early breakdown of the paint system.

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    Obviously. The op did mention this.


    Obviously. The op is aware that a specific paint will be required for the kitchen. This was clearly stated in the first post.
     
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    I am fully aware of that, that is why it is unwise to offer advice with regard to the application of a matt emulsion without first ascertaining the amount of both humidity and moisture that the system will be subjected to.

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    moisture and humidity are as thedec states an important part of which paint to use. RMS has used dulux matt and in his instance this has worked as it might in the op's home, so his advice is valid.

    however without more detailed information and the finish wanted, it is difficult to advise what paint to apply. these are the situations why dec's call round to quote and advise on site. there are so many products on the market that choosing one is not so simple nowadays and experience helps us choose accordingly and that is one of the reasons people pay us to carry out work. choosing the correct product is a high percentage of our work and is one aspect of why we are professionals.
     
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    Those questions I believe have been both covered and answered.

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    I don't recall advising "the op" to use matt emuslsion paint.

    If I were to do that then I would need to:

    "first ascertain the amount of both humidity and moisture that the system will be subjected to"
     
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    You can also use Dulux Diamond (matt or eggshell finish) which is hardwearing and fairly moisture resistant. The retail version is called Endurance.
     
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