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I've moved into a house where, after a few uses, the bathroom walls seem to be peeling. I'm wondering what the best type of primer and paint should be used in a small bathroom? Is oil based  or water based primer the best? Go to Solution.Please use plain text.First off, lets get a bit of background info. What kind of paint were you originally using on these walls? Was it a latex/oil base, and what kind of What may have happened is that there was originally a water-based primer/paint on the wall, and oil paint was applied to it.

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    • The best paint to use is a semi-gloss, EXTERIOR latex house paint. Yes, exterior. The reason is that exterior house paint has fungicides added at the time of manufacture to prevent mold and mildew growth on the outside of your house. Since your bathroom happens to be a warm, wet environment perfect for the growth of these same life forms, exterior paint is perfect for bathrooms. It is a little more expensive than interior paint, but worth it in the long run.Exterior paint has chemicals unsafe and unhealthy specially for enclosed or small rooms like a bathroom, they are specific for exterior use. there are excellent interior paint specifically design for bathrooms and kitchens that are durable and already come with mildewcides.

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    • What are the best name brands of paint that will prevent mold/mildew in the bathroom? When I search for this on google, I get Behr, Valspar. I am sure there are specific brands to meet this need. Would appreciate your help. ThanksI know there is an additive you can put into any paint that is "suppose" to prevent mold..Don't know if it works ..Google "Paint additive to prevent mold " Alot of articles.Yes, it's called mildewcide. You can get some Zinnser Perma White I think it is called....this is a washable paint that already has mildewcide added. You can also purchase packets of mildewcide from a paint store and have them add it into a paint of your choice before mixing.I formerly had mildew in both of my bathrooms over a year ago. I visited my local Dunn Edwards paint store (the best paint on the market, excellent coverage and durability), and told them my problem.


    • Welcome to forum! Make sure to - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with 1 million other registered members. User profiles and some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 15,000 posts/day about local topics and you will see fewer ads. One thing to remember is that you can buy the best paint in the world, but if you don't have good rollers and brushes, you won't see the difference in quality. I've been fairly pleased with the Behr paint I've bought and used over the years.

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    Asking question...Ask or Answer a Question to Join our Community.Loading stats...Loading that case, the previous painter probably did not prepare the walls properly, and the paint is not properly bonded to the wall surface.  this may be from painting over a too-smooth surface, or from painting over an improperly cleaned surface.  this problem may be such that the only solution is to strip the walls completely and make a fresh start.if you are saying that YOUR paint is not sticking properly, then you need to clean it all off, and do a better surface preparation process.  if you are painting over wallpaper or paneling, you may need to sand the surface, and/or use a high dollar primer to give the paint something to stick give a compliment.

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