What is the best paint to use in a bathroom? I was told Epoxy paint?

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I am having my bathroom re done. The contractor told me Epoxy paint. He said the walls would look cleaner & brighter longer. Only problem was I could not find Expoy. The guy at Lowe’s told me to buy the sealer for age floors. Did not think thT was what the contractor meant.

Anyone have ideas?


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  • First what contractor has the client buy the paint??? What about primer? Before proceeding I would question your contractor. Re read your contract. Any contractor worth their salt has a business relationship with certain vendors and they typically receive a contractor price, not a retail price.

    Next what exactly are you painting? Drywall? Tile?

    This entire scenario has me totally suspicious, is this contractor licensed, bonded and insured? Did you check his or her license with your state contractors license board?

    Here is how to hire a contractor:


    Paint comes in different formulas depending upon the surface you are painting. Drywall, metal, wood, plastic, etc. Any surface to be painted needs to be cleaned first, then primed THEN painted.

    I am very concerned that the person you hired is not a professional and that you might be getting swindled by an unscrupulous person. How much have you paid this person so far?
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    • Ok, that makes me feel better! Yes, i get it, I have a guy like that too. Without background info, on the surface it can seem dicey. I just hate to see people being taken for a ride by less than stellar contractors. Can he text or email you? That way it might be easier to remember and you pick up the correct product. Enjoy your project!
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 08, 2018
    I’ve always used a semi gloss in the bathrooms. There are paints formulated for wet areas...


  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Apr 08, 2018
    I would look at using a paint on the walls that is meant for kitchen and baths (high moisture areas) - particularly if you don’t want to have a high gloss or semi gloss finish. I would not use epoxy, unless the contractor was talking about painting the floor and sealing with epoxy. I still wouldn’t do that as it would be terrifically slippery.
  • Gary B Gary B on Apr 08, 2018
    It's brandname is Breakthrough or Bulls Eye. Waterborne epoxy, using epoxy in a confined space is dangerous, the fumes will cause lung damage
  • Ray Porter Ray Porter on Apr 08, 2018
    I used two part epoxy on my garage floor. Where is this guy going to use the epoxy. I worked in an industry tgat used epoxy paint on concrete floors and walls. I agree with Ms. Moore something does NOT sound right here. Better get your ducks in a row here before proceeding.
  • Srrock Srrock on Apr 08, 2018
    Sounds like a conman trying to rip you off
  • William William on Apr 08, 2018
    Primer then kitchen and bath paint .
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Apr 08, 2018
    Best paint for a bathroom is a decent quality semi-gloss latex paint. You will like the extra reflectivity in a bathroom and it holds up well to moisture. If it is a previously painted surface, you won't likely need to prime.
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