What is the best paint to use to,paint boards around bath tub that won't come off or peel when wet
It looks to me like it may already be wet behind the boards, due to the discolouration in a couple of areas.
If so, it will lead to troublesome problems sooner or later.
If the material in the tub surround and/or the material in the seams has not been rated for direct contact with water, unfortunately, no amount of painting will seal it so that it prevents seepage, mold growing, or rotting from occurring.
Oil base as it will not absorb moisture.
Sherwin Williams, go to a free standing store and get specific advise. Their personnel are trained to help with the best paint for an application. Unlike some stores where they just hire you and you get on the job training.
I agree, this is already showing water damage.
Why not install a vinyl cove base?
It can be bought in either 4’ pieces, 8’ pieces or a roll.
When installing it, use the proper mastic and seat it with silicone at the bottom edge or use tub-n-tile caulk.
I would really consider putting in a tub surround. That way no water at all would hit the bathroom walls.
I think a tub surround would be nice and you could pick any style.
If that's wood somebody did a patch job that will not last. There already is signs of damage there. You should replace it with something that is waterproof. For a temporary fix use an epoxy paint. It will last for a while until you decide what you want to do for a permanent repair.
You may need to see what's behind the wall boards before proceeding. It makes little sense to paint, only to later discover more water damage.
I would say the one that doesn't absorb moisture :)
On the walls - Satin finish on the timber - Gloss Hope that helps!
Hi Elisa: First and foremost, preparation is the key to a good job. Be sure the area is cleaned of any oils, use vinegar to wipe down the walls, and dry. Very dry! Sand, or use liquid sand paper for glossy surfaces. Remove any lose caulking, or if it's bad, remove it all. You can redo it later. Then, when you are ready to paint, stick with semi-gloss or high-gloss paint. Semi-gloss -- or satin -- and high-gloss cure to a harder finish and resist moisture better. They can also be scrubbed clean. There are paints made specifically for wet areas. Make sure the paint you choose has a mildewcide.
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I’d remove those trim pieces as no paint is going to ever seal out water enough. Either replace the backing with cement board and tile or cement board and a plastic trim.
Here's a post that might help - https://www.bobvila.com/articles/solved-how-to-choose-the-best-paint-for-bathrooms/#:~:text=Use%20a%20moisture%2Dresistant%20primer%20to%20prevent%20peeling.&text=To%20prevent%20peeling%2C%20apply%20a,your%20mildew%2Dresistant%20paint%20color.
Hi! There are materials that look like wood, but aren't that are waterproof and you won't have to paint. I would remove what you have, repair any water damage and then use a waterproof material and caulk well. It will prevent damage and maintenance will be minimal. Good luck and stay safe!