Help & advice

Do I need to use 'bathroom paint' rather than emulsion?

The answer is a resounding yes! Unfortunately, some of us at Reno found this out the hard way…

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Choose a water based paint with natural, non-toxic ingredients and low VOCs - volatile organic compounds that release unpleasant gases. In addition, look for paint manufacturers minimising unnecessary transport and packaging.

Here's a list of reasons why using a bathroom paint is a good idea – and what you should be looking for in the paint you choose:

1. Moisture resistance

Bathrooms are prone to high humidity levels and moisture accumulation, especially during showers and baths.

Bathroom paint is formulated to resist moisture, preventing issues such as mould, mildew, and water damage.

2. Durability

Bathroom paint is designed to be more durable and long–lasting in humid environments. It resists peeling, cracking, and blistering, ensuring a more resilient finish in comparison to regular paint.

3. Easy to clean

Bathroom paint is typically formulated to be washable and easy to clean, helping it last longer.

4. Stain resistance

Bathroom paint often has stain–resistant properties, providing an added layer of protection against common bathroom stains such as soap scum, toothpaste, and cosmetic products.

5. Improved adhesion

Bathroom paint is formulated with better adhesion properties, ensuring that it bonds securely to various surfaces in the bathroom, including drywall, plaster, and previously painted walls.


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Starting with bedrooms and bathrooms, we've built Reno to guide you through key decisions, from big ones like layout to little ones like how to edge your tiles. We turn this into a neat, sharable brief that homeowners and trades can use for more realistic quotes.

Best of all, it's free for your first room.

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Support for kitchens and other rooms

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Tools for homeowners and trades to discuss and track changes

Automatic estimates, shopping lists and invoices

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