Waterproof paint?

vedazuAugust 27, 2005

There doesn't seem to be a painting forum, and this forum appears to field a lot of questions about paint and stain. So here is my dilemma--perhaps someone out there knows the answer. Is there such a thing as a waterproof paint that one could use on baseboards in a kitchen? I have a brick floor in my newly remodeled kitchen that requires lots of water to clean and lots of sloshing around because of the deeper grout lines. I know that the baseboards will take a beating. I could use vinyl baseboards on the inside kitchen area, but need wood baseboards on the outer side of a peninsula which will face the family room. What would you use?

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An oil based paint will hold up better than latex. All paint acts as a water shield as long as it is properly primed and caulked to the wall.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2005 at 9:02AM
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You could install the baseboards, prime and paint, and allow the paint to cure for a month or so. Then, apply a thin bead of silicone sealant at the base, where the baseboard meets the floor. This should prevent water from getting under the base-board, and lifting the paint away. The order given above is important. Paint will not stick to cured silicone sealant.
The silicone must be applied AFTER the paint has cured.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2005 at 7:28PM
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Thank you so much for that advice! Knowing the speed with which my kitchen has progressed, there's no trouble waiting a month for the paint to cure! How about two?!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2005 at 8:50PM
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You can use marine epoxy paint and have a waterproof finish fully cured in 24 hours.

When using marine paints be sure to get "Topside Paint" or "Deck Paint". Do not get "Hull Paint" because hull paint is formulated with toxi chemicals that are intended to leach out to prevent barnacles and algae growth.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2005 at 9:16AM
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I think I would use an Exterior paint. If you think about it, Ext paint is designed to withstand all types of weather including rain and moisture. Just a thought.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2005 at 9:43AM
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Marine paint! what a great idea! And exterior is logical too, thanks! Veda

    Bookmark   September 7, 2005 at 9:29PM
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Any of the acrylic latex paints form a pretty good water barrier. If you think you will have a lot of water around, prime and paint all sides and edges of the baseboard before instaling. There are also plenty of siliconized acrylic caulks that accept paint and do not yellow as badly as silicone caulk.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2005 at 1:35PM
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I posted a separate posting for a similar question but it has to do with a dining table set that I'd like to bring it outdoor to use. So far, no answer, just explanation about what climates do to wood. Ah, if I didn't know that, I wouldn't post my question.

So, what you all are recommending, can this be applied on a pine wood dining table set for outdoor use as well? How often would I need to reapply it? Thank you all!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2005 at 6:15PM
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I have a problem with mold in my bathroom. The advice giving to me is to have a bleach base solution and spray it on the mold. I have been killing mold left and right and I am currently waiting for the results to see if it returns. Although I doubt it will return, I want to take other measures to ensure that the mold will stay gone.

So my first question is what kind of plaster can I use to cover up the patches? As I ws removing mold, I encountered plaster patches in which the mold was having a feast on. I am looking for plaster that in "anti-mold" if there is any. I was thinking of using cement grout but before I do so, I thought there might be a better suggestion.

My second question is, what kind of paint and primer do I use that wonÂt turn into food for mold and is waterprrof?

I appreciate any suggestions.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2007 at 1:40PM
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