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We have recently moved home and have been indulging in a spot of decorating. Well, quite a bit actually. One room that we were very keen to give a lick of paint was the downstairs toilet. This was because it had evidently not been painted by the previous owners using specialist bathroom paint - it is quite a cold room backing on to the garage and this coupled with steaming and splashing taps had lead to the paint taking quite a 'bubbly' appearance.
We hadn't decided what the colour scheme would be but knew that we would probably used Dulux, having used it in our previous home and it had lasted (and worn) so well. The Dulux bathroom range is quite limited, in my opinion, when it comes to colour choices. If you want to move away from traditional bathroom colours, this is not really the range for you - I had quite fancied a pink but it did not even offer this. Instead, there are a lot of blues and whites with a few greens and brown thrown in. We picked up a few tester pots (always recommendable) and these are available in the bathroom range too and eventually opted for a grey-blue colour.
The paint comes in pots of 1 litre or 2.5 litres so you can choose the amount depending on how much wall space there is in the room. It is more pricey than 'normal' paint at around £20 for a 2.5 litre pot. You can purchase at most DIY stores - we got ours from homebase which stocks quite a range. The bathroom paint is a 'tougher' paint with good moisture and steam resistance. The paint has a MouldTec formulation which is guaranteed to keep your bathroom mould resistant for five years.
The paint was easy to apply - not too runny and not too thick. It coated the walls well but we did find that two coats gave a preferable finish - a much more even colour result. Drying time was good. The paint tin says to allow 24 hours for drying but we found that it dried much faster than this - within about 15 hours.
Like I say, we used this in out last home too and after three years, the paint looked as good as new still. There was definitely no mould spots or any bubbling of the paint. I am therefore confident that our recent paint job will last for several years, so it is definitely worth the investment in a tin of this. My only complaint would be the restricted colour range.
We have recently painted our bathroom and this is the paint we chose.
We have used shop branded paint before but always found that they were never as good as Dulux so when it came to painting our bathroom we thought we would stick with what we believe is best.
We just bought the one tub and it said it would leave it with a slight shine which i thought would be ideal for a bathroom as mat finish would make it look a little grubby faster. The paint also said that it helps to prevent mould occuring which is obviously really important for in a bathroom.
The colour we went for was a soft cream colour that is nice and neautral and the colour on the sticker on the front was not very different at all to the paint inside.
The paint went onto the wall nicely. I used a roller and just used a brush at the edges. It smoothed on nicely, it was quite thick which showed the quality. We left it 24 hours until we checked it and it did need another coat of paint, it wasn't too bad with just one coat but once we put on the extra coat it looked much better.
The next day once it had dried we checked it and there wasn't any patches at all and no need whatsoever for a third coat which was a relief. We still had lots of paint left in the tin too so have it at hand in case there are any chips or something so we need to touch it up.
I am pleased with the finish, it looks nice and fresh and it was nice to not have to do loads of layers of paint. The quality is great and it's a nice finish so I am very pleased.
As we moved in to our first home together back in 2010 it's fair to say that we've been trying to stamp our mark on it. One of the items that we purchased towards the end of last year was Dulux's bathroom paint. We purchased a 2.5 litre pot of 'Mineral Mist' (like blue) from Homebase for £21.00 roughly, this has now risen to £21.98.
This paint comes provided in a standard paint pot, it shows lots of information about the paint, how to use it and how to clean up afterwards. It's all pretty standard stuff and then there is some blurb about the mouldtec resistance and how it'll stop mould from forming on your bathroom or kitchen walls. I'd never worried about this until I spotted this on the packaging and then I must admit that I was sold on this product and knew this is what we would be buying instantly! The pot of this is very standard to look at and to open we used the edge of a paint stripper to pry it open. We then used a wooden stirrer to ensure that all the paint was well mixed and there was no colour seperation or anything like that.
The paint colour was very similar to the colour that was on the paint pot. We found that it was very simple to apply and easy to pour out of the pot. We applied this using a roller and using a paintbrush and found that it was very simple to apply. We painted the whole left and back wall of our bathroom as well as the edging around our tiles and did this comfortable with one can of paint. We left the walls to dry until the following day when we did another coat again just to cover a few patchy areas where we didn't use quite enough paint. Once we had finished the walls we ended up deciding that because we have quite a lot of white tiles and white bathroom furnishings we would paint the ceiling blue also. We gave this one coat and found that the slight patchy effect was lovely as it gave our room a slight cloud effect.
Overall we have been very happy with the quality of this paint. It was easy to open, easy to pour and easy to paint on. It gave very good coverage and while two coats were quoted on the can we did find we could get away with just rollering over some of the areas we already used a roller on. This was ideal as it meant that just one can of paint was enough to cover our whole walls and ceiling with some left over for touch ups and what not.
I must say that this paint is very nice, the colour is true to the can and it blends very well in the can to ensure an even colour and finish. I find it very easy to wipe any marks off the wall without removing the paint and there is no sign of any damp or mould occuring and even though we are in a new build and still suffering with some wall movement we haven't lost any of the paint which is always a plus!
We painted on top of walls that were a very light beige colour and had only one coat over the plaster board so it was quite easy to get good coverage, obviously if you were using a darker colour then you'd need to possibly give it another coat or something.
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