What is the best paint to use around a shower?

Questions & AnswersCategory: General Paint QuestionsWhat is the best paint to use around a shower?
Jessica Staff asked 4 years ago

My husband and I are building our first home and in every apartment we have lived in the paint around the shower/bathtub has always “bubbled” and peeled due to water damage. How do we avoid this in our brand new home?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 8 years ago

The best paint for this area and the entire bathroom is a water based 2 part epoxy. It will resist water damage and is tough as nails.

Avoiding the damage is a good option. This consists of ventilating the high humidity during and after showering. A quality 100% acrylic semi-gloss paint will work very well with a little ventilation and require very little maintenance.

JT Creations, LLC Staff answered 8 years ago

One thing to add is the quality of paint used in apartment complexes. Due to the high turnover rate, the coatings are, to a large extent, colored dirt. In other words, the least expensive product they can buy. Complex owners philosophy is "Why clean when you can paint it?"

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