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.
When and where do you use high gloss paint in your bathroom remodel?
Pretty much always.
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Perhaps a better question is not when, but where.
The obvious answers are:
- For trim work
- Where you expect to have to clean a lot (high gloss paint really stands up well to scrubbing)
A less obvious answer is when you’re trying to create a visual affect with the same color. You’ll notice in the image of this post there are stripes running up and down the wall. This will give you the illusion that the room is taller than it actually is. Vertical stripes do that.
However in this instance the stripes are created from paint of the same color, but of different sheen. One is very glossy (I can not tell if the paint in the image uses high gloss or semi gloss, but the idea is the same). I’m guessing the effect in the picture was created with high gloss paint and eggshell paint.
Another use of high gloss paint is when you like your bathroom dark (some people do).
The sheen the high gloss paint has creates a very pleasing effect with the light, but with light colors the effect can be too much.
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