Have you decided to renovate your kitchen and bathroom? And you’ve decided to give them a new coat of paint? Yes, but since the walls of these wet areas are subject to severe stress, choosing the right paint is far from easy. Indeed, to get the best results, it is imperative to use a special paint for damp rooms. So what type of paint should you use? And what finish should you choose to add a decorative touch to the room? How to apply these paints properly?
The different types of paint for damp rooms
Two main categories of paint are currently available to paint your wet rooms. First of all, you will find glycerine paint which is undeniably distinguished by its resistance. Indeed, this type of paint has an excellent resistance and is the most suitable for wet rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom. However, glycerine paint is no longer available as it does not comply with ecological standards. If, on the other hand, you want to help protect your health and the environment, acrylic paint is undoubtedly the best solution. For your information, this paint is a water-based paint. In addition to its fast drying time, it is odourless. Acrylic paint is also highly permeable to water vapour. However, if you want to enjoy a good finish, we strongly advise you to choose a high quality paint.
Satin, matt or gloss paint: which one to choose?
For the finish, you can choose between a matt, satin or gloss paint. In general, gloss paint is an excellent alternative as it reflects light easily and is the most resistant. On the other hand, this type of paint requires a perfect substrate for the effect or rendering to be pleasant. Satin paint is the best choice. It is not affected by heat or condensation. Finally, matt paint should be avoided as it is not resistant to condensation. Despite this, its design is highly appreciated.
How do I apply a special wet room paint?
For a successful installation, you must take into account a few essential steps. Start by cleaning the surface of your walls. Next, remove any areas that are cracking and then fill any holes you see in the surface. Try sanding the surface so that it is finally adherent, smooth and even. First apply a damp-proof undercoat if you have a coloured wall. For old tiles, a special underlay will certainly do the trick.