Best Paint for a Bathroom Ceiling

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The paint you use for your bathroom ceiling needs to stand up to the challenges of condensation and the potential for mould. While adequate ventilation is always the first concern, selecting the best paint for a bathroom ceiling can make a big difference.

WRX Trade Ceiling Paint

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A specialist water-based, pure acrylic emulsion. Developed to perform as well as it possibly can as ceiling paint.

Durable matt emulsions usually suffer from low opacity and a higher sheen level than I want for ceilings. WRX Ceiling Paint doesn't suffer any of these problems. Opacity is solid, and it dries to a luxurious flat matt finish. Everything you need in ceiling paint with the added benefit of being moisture resistant for bathroom ceilings.

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Zinsser Perma White

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The ideal paint for areas of persistent high humidity, frequent temperature changes and poor air circulation.

If your bathroom suffers from mould, Zinsser Perma White is the product for you. Opacity is poor, and you will find the paint runny as you apply it, but mould will not grow on it! No black spores, no bad breathing conditions. Zinsser Perma White is also designed to resist cracking, peeling and blistering for 8 years minimum!

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Conclusion

After painting countless ceilings and trying endless paint products, I can honestly and confidently say I understand what's required from the best bathroom ceiling paint. While some products instinctively feel right and others simply don't perform, the above recommendations are based on products I've used over several years with repeated success.

The cost might be more than you'd expect to pay when considering retail vs trade paint. But when all is said and done, that cost is negligible compared to the labour required. After all, if a job is worth doing, its worth doing right.

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