Oil based paints provide the following advantages:
- better stain sealers
- much more durable
- is easier to clean
And hence are good for your bathroom if you are drastically lightening the color, if you have small children, or if your bathroom is heavily shared.
Oil based paints are considered an excellent choice for bathrooms by most re-modelers.
But… as oil based paints are more susceptible to mildew, when planning to use an oil based paint, one or preferably both of the precautions below make sense:
- make sure your bathroom has an exhaust fan and that it is very strong
- add a mildew resistant additive to any oil based primer or paint you plan to use in your bathroom
- your paint store can advise you on which one is best for your paint
With those precautions, you can enjoy the benefits of oil based paint while mitigating the issue that occasionally makes oil based paint a problem for use in bathrooms.
– The lead article in this series (the table of contents if you will) is titled Bathroom Remodeling –
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