Solera Home Improvement will help with your bathroom remodeling, when you live in an around Sunnyvale, CA
Paint is more than just decoration.
Paint, along with primer, provides a layer of protection against the elements, which in your bathroom means moisture.
There is however more to think about than just color when you are selecting your paint for your bathroom.
Paints come in various bases and finishes, each of which has their pros and cons for different applications.
But before we get to that, only buy high quality paints from stores that sell nothing but paint!!!!
I know Home Depot is convenient (in Sunnyvale it’s at Fair Oaks and Kifer) but the paint they sell is not as good.
Especially avoid the combination products of primer and paint.
They are not ready for prime time.
After you’ve done all the work of painting, when you realize it didn’t cover adequately and you go back to complain, maybe they will give you another gallon, however you still have to invest your time in going back to the store and applying one or two more coats.
Oil vs Latex
Pros: cleans and thins with water, dries quickly, low (even no) VOCs, resistant to fading, cracking, peeling
Cons: susceptible to shrinkage while drying, not best for hiding stains
Pros: better stain sealers, best for metal surfaces, good for low temperature areas, very durable
Cons: long drying time (maybe 24 hours), strong odors, brittle over time, thins and cleans with mineral spirits
Sheens or finishes
Lowest sheen, non reflective, best at concealing wall imperfections, least durable, best for low traffic areas and ceilings
Soft sheen, like an eggshell, good for walls, not good for door and window trim, washers better than flat
Slight sheen without glare, washes better than eggshell and fairly durable – good for various uses
Somewhat reflective, good when small kids tend to mark walls and for high traffic areas
Very reflective, easiest to clean, shows every little wall imperfection, best for very heavy traffic areas but even shows fingerprints easily, best for accent trimn to you easily noticed
– The lead article in this series (the table of contents if you will) is titled Bathroom Remodeling –
And speaking of your bathroom remodeling in or around Sunnyvale….. we would love an opportunity to be of service to you.