bathroom painting in Riverwoods
Friday, March 18, 2011
A Helping Hand on Bathroom Painting in Riverwoods
When looking at paint there are a greater degree of things to think about other than just the color, color is just one certain aspect of the paint that you're looking for and shouldn't be as large a factor in your decision as the durability of the paints that you're going to choose and besides almost every brand of paint can tint the color of your choice of paint to the desired look.
Some people thing that "paint-is-paint-is-paint" and off they go, but in reality it really isn't like that at all. For a start choosing the wrong paint or even a bad paint can put all of the hard work that you did in painting your bathroom to ruin. Also it's a pretty good way to go about wasting money that you decided to invest into your bathroom.
So you need to make sure that the paint you choose stands up to the hot, cold, damp and dry that a bathroom can throw at it, all the while looking great too!
There are literally hundreds of different brands of paint out there and many of the main brands will target a selection of paints that are specifically designed to be used in the bathroom painting in Riverwoods however if you can't find one that you like then there are other choices available to you.
Something that is of great importance to your bathroom when choosing paint is the sheen or overall finish of the paint and there are numerous types of finish to choose from.
A Matte or no shine finish which is sometimes known as a flat finish is good for areas that tend to have little use but isn't really good for bathrooms for a couple of reasons - Bathrooms are a high use area and flat paint absorbs a lot of water so will become very damp extremely quickly so it will get mildew and can peel.
Satin finishes have a similar finish to it's namesake 'satin fabrics', it makes a fairly decent bathroom finish but is better suited to a low traffic area like a guest room or cloak room.
There are only a few finishes left now and these tend to be the types that are better suited for bathrooms.
The semi-gloss and high-gloss finish both have an added ingredient that is mixed in when the paints are made that helps the paint's to repel moisture and keep drier than any other types of paint and they can both stand up to the rigours that a busy bathroom can throw at them.
However, high-gloss paint isn't always to everyone's taste as a lot of people find the glare that can be thrown from the paint to be too distracting and irritating so it isn't always the best idea to use this paint in full-coverage or to paint large bathrooms.
If that's your line of thinking then a semi-gloss is best for you.
It's always a good idea to go into the store that you're buying the paints from and ask for a demonstration and try not to buy paints online as you'll never know what you can end up with. When buying paints in-store try to get them from a similar batch so that you know what you'll be getting.
So now you are ready to go out and investigate with some fresh knowledge of what it is and isn't advisable to do when buying bathroom paints.
Posted on 03/18 at 09:01 AM