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Do I need to use 'kitchen 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 kitchen paint is a good idea – and what you should be looking for in the paint you choose:

1. Moisture resistance

Kitchens are prone to high humidity levels and moisture accumulation due to steam from cooking, dish washing and cleaning.

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

2. Durability

Kitchen 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

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

4. Stain resistance

Kitchen paint often has stain–resistant properties, providing an added layer of protection against food spillages and splashes.

5. Improved adhesion

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

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Reno, our home renovation app, is the missing link between Pinterest and Checkatrade.

Starting with kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, we've built our renovation design and planning tool 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, you can try it for free for one room.

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The Reno wishlist

We've got big plans! You can see where we're going on our product roadmap, and see what's new on Instagram. Our top priorities:

Support for more room types

Full renovation process including payments and maintenance

Tools to discuss and track changes

Automatic estimates, shopping lists and invoices

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