Satin or semi-gloss for bath? Paint prep?

lydia1959June 20, 2013

Couple questions... is satin or semi-gloss better for a small master bathroom? I need something at least somewhat scrub-able. Also when we replaced the vanity top the top layer of old paint came off a little bit in certain areas, it also did that in spots when removing old wallpaper border. Should this be sanded down or what? We are having a professional painter paint for us... will he be able to roll over this without us doing anything to these areas and make it look good?


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Lori A. Sawaya

A top tier, excellent quality/grade satin would be my pick for your bath.

Pro painters do not just paint -- most of what they do is prep -- then paint. If he's a true pro craftsman, you should leave all the prep worries to him.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 3:15AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

As fun said, let the painter do his job( mostly prep) and personally, I never recommend semi gloss for ANY wall

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 5:05AM
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Thanks for the replies! I'll go with satin then and leave the walls to the painter.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 2:55PM
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