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  • Best paint for walls/ceilings in kitchen & bathroom?

    Painters & Decorators

    Hi Guys, I’m currently on a project of redecorating my home. Right now, I want to repaint the walls/ceiling of my kitchen & bathrooms. I would like recommendations for the type of paint I should be using. I have been told that there are special paints for both, like ‘Dulux Kitchen / Bathroom +’, while I’ve also been told that any normal matte emulsion is fine too.
    I had planned on using the Dulux Classics Timeless range as it is an interior paint, but I don’t know if it would be suitable for my bathroom or kitchen with the possibility of heat and moisture in the air. What do you all recommend best? Will the bathroom need different paint for moisture?

    Asked by Akinfolayan on 24th Feb 2019
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    Jarvis decor

    "Dulux will mix any colour you need. Bathrooms and kitchens need durable paint due to the steam,grease and moisture"

    Answered on 5th Apr 2019 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
    Easy Paint

    "Hello, I think the choice of paint may depend on the ventilation situation you have in either rooms and how much moisture could be in the air. For your kitchen walls/ceiling if you think you won’t have a lot moisture in the air (when cooking, boiling, etc) and have good ventilation in these rooms, then I would say you could try using a Matt emulsion, like Dulux Diamond matt emulsion, which should be hard-wearing. (This can only be found in trade shops am afraid – but this does mean you can have a specific colour mixed for you, if you wanted.)
    However, like with the bathrooms, for any room with high levels of moisture OR poor ventilation, you could use Dulux Trade Vinyl Silk / Soft Sheen for the walls or ceilings. Generally speaking, using any paint which is formulated for kitchens or bathrooms should be sufficient and provide you some peace of mind, so by all means choose your own, but be sure that they are formulated for your bathroom/kitchen use. Bear in mind that these paints specifically for high moisture kitchens/bathrooms may be more expensive than the matt/emulsion paints but may be better to avoid any problems later. Some of the risks of ineffective paint and high moisture in these rooms would likely be stains, discolouration or mould, so these are paints that you will want to check the details of before buying."

    Answered on 24th Feb 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Manning property services ltd

    "Never buy the dulux bathroom/ kitchen range
    Best paint to buy in my opinion is dulux trade diamond range it’s expensive but great quality and excellent finish"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Abs Builders & Renovators

    "I recommend using kitchen/bathroom paint by Dulux or Leyland. Matt paint is a definitely to be avoided as it’s not moisture resistant!"

    Answered on 26th May 2019 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Smart Look Property Maintenance

    "You may try the Dulux Easy Care, it comes in various colors and it is tough and washable. It definitely deals very well with the humidity and dirt. Highly recommend it. I use Dulux brand with every occasion and I always recommend it to my clients."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2019 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    Heritage Home improvements

    "tip - If you want to use Classics Timeless, think about adding 100ml of pva glue to a 5 L tin as long as your bathroom has airflow and a window you can open."

    Answered on 22nd Mar 2019 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Rollers

    "Go for the dulux bathroom and kitchen paints and you shouldn't get any problems with flaking or mould"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2019 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    HML Painting & Decorating

    "DULUX EASYCARE KITCHEN MATT EMULSION PAINT
    Resists stains, grease and even rigorous scrubbing, this is our top pick of the best paint for kitchens."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2019 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

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