Why Do I Need A Special Paint For Kitchen?

So, you’ve decided that your Kitchen is looking a little bit tired and needs a revamp. You’ve got a bit of cash saved up and a weekend spare.

How do you know what types of paint to use – and do they need to be specialist paints? Is it better just to ask the professionals?

Rooms in which water spills are common, such as kitchens and bathrooms, often require different types of paint to ensure water droplets don’t stain your walls.

Are there different types of paint?

Scott Durham, a painter and decorator from Newcastle Upon Tyne, says: “You can buy paints just for the kitchen and bathroom. People can buy these from DIY shops. If you have a painter or decorator, they may be able to buy the paints for you.”

Can anyone apply these paints?

To the layman, paint is paint. But some require more care and attention when applying than others.

Scot says: “These paints can sometimes be hard to apply unless they are applied by a professional painter and decorator.

“A professional painter and decorator can know what different techniques to use to get a good finish.”

What happens if you don’t use specialist paint for the bathroom and kitchen?

Scot says: “If you don’t use a paint specifically for the kitchen and bathroom in the kitchen and bathroom and you splash water on the walls, because the paint is porous, the water can soak in and you can get marks on the walls.

“But, with paint specifically for the kitchen and bathroom, if water gets splashed on the walls, the water can just wipe off and doesn’t tend to leave a mark.”

Will a professional painter and decorator be able to advise me?

A professional painter and decorator may be able to advise you about what paint you need to use in which room and may also be able to explain what techniques he (or she) is going to use and explain what type of finish you will be left with.

High street DIY chains will also be able to point you in the right direction when buying paint for your kitchen or bathroom to ensure you get the right paint for the right room.

              Key points

  • There are different types of paint available. Your professional painter and decorator may be able to advise you on which is the best to use
  • These paints can sometimes be hard to apply unless they are applied by a professional painter and decorator
  • If you don’t use a paint specifically for the kitchen and bathroom in the kitchen and bathroom and you splash water on the walls you might get marks on the walls
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