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Old 08-02-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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1977 Rear Bathroom - PAINT

Thanks for all the suggestions for the rear bathroom - Really Appreciate it.
My question is:......... What was the original color of the sink, tub, etc. Was it white or off white.
Do you recommend a flat or shinny finish.
The walls have the lovely flower print.
Again thanks for everyones help!!!!

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Old 08-02-2014, 07:18 AM   #2
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We're most likely in the same boat you are. We didn't see our bathroom until is was already an aged yellow hue ourselves. I've seen lots of photos of the bathrooms redone in a a shiny/glossy white and they look beautiful! I wonder myself if it is easier to clean the shiny or matte finishes. Good luck with your painting!

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Old 08-20-2014, 01:02 PM   #3
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We went with a off white semi-gloss for the walls, and a gloss bright white on the tub. Make sure you use a good primer first. Also, if you are painting plastic, you a plastic primer first. Or use a paint made for plastic. I used bright White Hard Nose from Por 15. It’s a 2 part paint. Takes a bunch of coats, but is very strong and flexible.

We used an exterior paint for the walls. The thought or hope was that it would hold up better to the heat and moisture. There is lots of debates on what kind of paint to use.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:19 PM   #4
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If it has not been painted before with an unknown product I would use the krylon fusion spray paint for the any plastic fixtures, I did on my argosy. It molecularly bonds with the plastic. The fixtures were very yellowed and hideous before now the are a nice glossy ivory, you cannot tell it was sprayed on. There are other colors available to. To prep the surface use the 000 steel wool to give it all a good scrub and scuff and that will supply a bit of texture for the product to adhere properly. Clean thoughly and allow to dry. Tape of any areas you don't want to hit with the over spray and spray on a first thin coat, allow to dry and top coat at the time recommended on the spray can. I did mine 5 years ago it still look great. We fill our tub and sink full of all sorts of stuff while traveling the logging roads boondocking and the paint has never scraped off, so it is very durable. I have attached a pic of the sink area as it is now 5 years on, used regularly and roughly by a family of 5 and one of the fridge hood scoop that I have not gotten around to doing yet. The entire bathroom was the color of the hood scoop before using the Krylon. I plan to do my end caps soon using the same product. It is in every hardware store up here on Vancouver Island so I would expect it is readily available somewhere near you. Good luck
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