Are you preparing to paint a high-moisture space and feeling as confused as a chameleon in a bag of Skittles? Fear not, we have you covered!
We understand it can be frustrating to put in all that hard work and money only for it to be wasted. If you’re planning a painting project for a room with high humidity, it’s essential to choose the right paint and finish.
In this guide, we’ll explore the best paints and finishes for high-moisture spaces to help you avoid these issues and achieve a long-lasting, beautiful finish. Let’s get started!
Choosing the Right Paint and Finish
When selecting paint and finish for a high-moisture space, there are several factors to consider. In addition to the room’s humidity level, you should also consider the room’s ventilation, the type of surface you’re painting (for example concrete, wood or metal), and the overall aesthetic you’re trying to achieve.
If you’re unsure which paint and finish to choose, consult a reputable paint store. They can offer guidance on the best products for your specific Dubai paints and finishing needs.
Your Paint and Finish Budget
When planning a painting project for a high-moisture space, you should consider your budget for both paint and finish. High-quality paint and finish can be more expensive, but they’re worth the investment in the long run. Cheap paints and finishes may not be able to withstand the humid conditions of high-moisture spaces, leading to costly repairs or repainting down the line.
One way to reduce costs is to select a paint and finish that combines a primer and paint in one. These products can save you time and money, as you don’t need to apply a separate primer. Plus, they’re often designed to resist mould and mildew, making them ideal for high-moisture spaces.
Kitchen Paint Options
Kitchens are often one of the most humid rooms in the house, with steam from cooking and boiling water, as well as moisture from cleaning. When it comes to choosing paint for your kitchen, it’s essential to select a paint that can withstand these conditions.
One of the best paint options for kitchens is a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish such as water-based wood finish HYDROTUFF (ANTI BACTERIAL) or polyurethane-based finish PU GLOSS AF. These finishes are durable and easy to clean, making them ideal for use in high-traffic areas. Plus, they reflect light, making your kitchen appear brighter and more spacious.
When selecting colours, consider using lighter hues, such as whites, creams, or pale yellows. These colours reflect light and can help make your kitchen feel brighter and more open. Plus, lighter colours can make it easier to spot spills and splatters, allowing you to clean them up promptly. Check out our special antibacterial paint MASTIC ROYAL ANTIBAC that is available in a vast variety of colours according to Natural Colour System.
Paints for Bathrooms
One option is to use mould-resistant paint for bathrooms such as FLATWALL ENAMEL AF. These products contain antimicrobial agents that can prevent the growth of mould and mildew, even in damp conditions. As well, many mould-resistant paints are also scrubbable, making them easy to clean.
Another option for bathrooms is a satin or eggshell finish. These finishes offer a slight sheen, making them more durable than flat paints. They also provide some resistance to moisture and are easier to clean than flat paints.
When it comes to metal elements, such as steel structures, fittings and fasteners, they are susceptible to corrosion when exposed to moisture and oxygen. Corrosion can compromise the aesthetic and functional performance of metal elements, as well as increase the maintenance and replacement costs. To protect metal interior elements from humidity, consider using appropriate corrosion protection systems, such as MASDUR AF, a two-component polyurethane material based on polyfunctional saturated polyester resin. It is formulated to give maximum resistance to extreme weather with anti-fungal and colour retention properties.
Selecting the Right Paints and Finishes
Selecting the right paints and finishes for high-moisture spaces is crucial to ensure the longevity of your paint job. Consider using semi-gloss or high-gloss finishes in kitchens, lighter colors to brighten up the space, and mold-resistant paints or satin and eggshell finishes in bathrooms.
Also, remember to factor in your paint and finish budget. And don’t be afraid to seek expert advice if you’re unsure which products to choose.
Contact us at MAS Paints if you have any specific requests or need more advice about Dubai paints and finishes.