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Mildew Resistant Paint for Your Bathroom

By June 15, 2022No Comments

Remodeling a bathroom can get spendy depending on the type of remodel. In order to get your money’s worth, you need to do it right. A bathroom is the most humid and wet room in your house which can lead to mildew if the proper preventative steps are not taken. Using the proper mildew resistant paint will go a long way in keeping your newly remodeled bathroom safe and long-lasting.

Color Choice

The size of your bathroom plays a role in the color of paint you choose (keep in mind that this is an opinion and by no means what you should do). A lighter color paint will open up the bathroom and make it seem larger. Darker colors bring out a certain intimacy that many people decide to do. The darker color is usually one wall, like an accent wall, but you can paint them all a dark color too.  If the bathroom is right next to a bedroom, consider painting one of the walls the same color as the bedroom. No matter what color you choose, make sure to pick the right paint and prepare the room properly.

Satin is the best finish for a bathroom. It lasts longer and is shinier. It works well in bathrooms because it is easy to clean and already looks wet. Semigloss is better than satin, but imperfections show more through it so prep the walls accordingly. If the walls are smooth then be very thorough to make sure there are no imperfections. If you can, add a texture to the wall to make any imperfections blend with the texture of the walls.

Wash The Walls

Make sure to wash the walls as best you can. Adding new paint requires a clean and dry surface in order to work properly. Any already existing mildew can prevent paint from sticking to the walls so be sure to remove any mildew. You can use a sponge or cloth and a mixture of 1 part bleach and 3 parts water. If the bleach smell is too much, you can try 4 parts water. Make sure to run the exhaust fan or some other fan to ventilate the room properly while you clean the walls. Open a window if at all possible as well.

Tape & Cover Everything

If you do not want to get paint on it, cover it. Painting a bathroom can be tedious so make sure to remove everything that is not fastened down. There are so many small areas that can make painting a bathroom difficult. Take your time to tape off everything that you do not want paint on.


Ask your friendly neighborhood paint expert what the best mildew-resistant paint is and start painting! Once you have finished painting everything, let it dry overnight before using the shower. Moisture can cause the paint to drip and run down the wall. If you have to do a second coat, let that one dry overnight as well. You can now enjoy your new bathroom that is mildew free and resistant.

For help with your bathroom remodel, call Sunrise Cleaning in Idaho Falls. We’ve been servicing Idaho Falls and the surrounding area for over 30 years so don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are your local experts.