This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. As well as one within the sub-series on your options for bathroom remodeling materials. As well as one devoted to the differences and qualities of paint. To access any of the lead posts, please select one of the links in the prior sentences.
The title of this post is NOT too strong. Flat or matte paint absorbs moisture, and for that reason your bathroom should never be painted with flat paint.
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The worst thing you can do in your bathroom is allow moisture to stay around. This is the primary reason I’m a big fan of powerful exhaust fans (pun intended).
You may think your choice of paint does not affect the level of moisture in your bathroom, but you would be wrong. Low sheen paints absorb moisture. Flat or matte paints are the lowest sheen and in fact have none.
This means some of the moisture in the air after your shower will be absorbed into the paint. Over time the paint may develop little hairline cracks (and worse) and the moisture then penetrates to the sheet rock.
Since selecting a more moisture resistant paint is such a simple and easy thing to do, just do it. Using a flat or even an eggshell paint sheen in your bathroom invites moisture to stick around a while, which over time has the potential to cause horrendous damage.
In your efforts to keep your bathroom as dry as possible, your choice of paint is only one layer of defense, but it’s a good one.
The higher the sheen, the greater the moisture resistance.
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