Paint for bathroom

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by slquoue, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. slquoue

    slquoue New Member

    Hi there,

    Our local paint shop recommended two Johnstone's trade products for use in our bathroom (

    Durable matt
    Acrylic eggshell

    Which of these would you go with?
  2. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    Personal choice really, depending on the finish you require. Personally I prefer the slight sheen of an eggshell as it's easier to wipe down.
  3. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Screwfix Select

    For a brand new bathroom with green plasterboard walls what would be the right way to prepare for an eventual bathroom paint?
    I'm thinking of a watered down (say by adding 20% water) contractor matt white for the first coat, then an undiluted coat of the same contractor matt, followed by a coat of bathroom paint. Maybe adding a second coat of bathroom paint if the first one doesn't do the trick.
  4. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Never use contract paint as a primer. Because it's not a primer. It's to allow surface to dry out over 6 months or so in new builds ect.
    Use either the bathroom paint as a primer if it says to do so in the application data sheet or use the advised primer.
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