Exterior paint ok for bathroom?

Can I use exterior paint in the bathroom?

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The primary reason to avoid using exterior paint inside is that its chemical composition can be harmful to humans. Exterior paint is designed to last for years, despite regularly being exposed to UV radiation, rain, high winds, blowing debris, sleet, hail, and snow. This is possible due to the type of pigments, binders, and the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) used in the formula.VOCs present the biggest problem, as inhaling or coming into contact with these toxic components can lead to significant health risks. Before using a paint product, it’s recommended to check the ingredients list for any VOCs. Common VOCs include 1,3-butadiene, benzene, ethylene glycol, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, and xylene.
27th May 2024
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No can be harmful because of VOCS that it releases
29th May 2024
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No your better off using either a bathroom or kitchen paint which is breathable otherwise the paint could dry and crack
31st May 2024
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I would not use exterior paint in a bathroom. I would recommend an emulsion such as soft sheen or eggshell.
3rd Jun 2024
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Using exterior paint in a bathroom is generally not recommended due to several factors. Exterior paints are formulated for different conditions and surfaces compared to interior paints. Here are some considerations:

1. Moisture Resistance: While exterior paints are designed to withstand weather conditions, they are not necessarily optimized for the high humidity and moisture levels typical in bathrooms. Interior paints, particularly those designed for bathrooms, contain mildewcides and are formulated to resist mold and mildew more effectively.
2. Durability: Exterior paints are made to be more durable against UV rays and harsh weather, which are not concerns inside a bathroom. The durability you need in a bathroom is against frequent cleaning and moisture, which interior bathroom paints provide.
3. VOC Levels: Exterior paints often have higher levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can be harmful to indoor air quality and may cause health issues in poorly ventilated spaces like bathrooms.
4. Finish and Aesthetics: Interior paints offer finishes that are more appropriate for indoor settings, providing a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing result. The finishes in bathroom-specific paints are designed to be easy to clean and resistant to water and stains.

For best results in a bathroom, it is recommended to use a high-quality interior paint specifically formulated for high-moisture areas. These paints typically come in semi-gloss or satin finishes, which are better suited to handle the humidity and are easier to clean.
7th Jun 2024
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No exterior paint is for the outside painting you will need to use interior bathroom paint as of the steam
12th Jun 2024
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I would advise against using exterior paint for a bathroom.
Exterior paint contains chemical additives meant for outside (not enclosed spaces indoors).
Can cause chest/respitory issues if used inside.

There are plenty of bathroom specific paints available to use.
20th Jun 2024
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No I would recommend using a bathroom paint because it’s more suitable for interior
4th Jul 2024
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In principle, you should not use exterior paint for bathrooms. There is a wide range of specialist paints for bathrooms that are water repellent and can be easily cleaned etc. and offer a mold-free environment if applied correctly and sufficient time is allowed for drying of prepared walls.
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