Of all homes with basements, over 98% will experience some type of water damage. But it’s not just your basement that can be the culprit for water and moisture problems; many people have ongoing issues trying to keep their bathrooms dry and mildew-free. If you’re wondering if waterproof bathroom paints could be the solution to your moisture problems, you’re in luck. Here are just a few signs to look for that indicate that your bathroom is in need of waterproof paint:
Your bathroom doesn’t have an exhaust fan or window.
If your bathroom doesn’t have an exhaust fan or even a window, it’s definitely more prone to moisture and mildew buildup. This is because the steam from the shower has nowhere to go, so it simply sits in the bathroom and slowly eats away at the walls and makes them less durable. This usually isn’t noticeable, but it happens. Of course, waterproof bathroom paint is the best solution. Just make sure to paint the area around your shower with a waterproof shower paint. This small investment can protect your bathroom for years to come.
Your bathroom hasn’t been updated/painted in several years.
If your bathroom hasn’t been updated or painted in several years, chances are, it can certainly benefit from an application of waterproof bathroom paint. Just make sure to apply these paints properly, especially if you intend to paint areas that have already accumulated mildew:
“New paint needs a clean, dry surface to adhere to. Existing mildew can prevent the new paint from properly sticking and can even bleed through the new coat. Remove mildew with a sponge dipped in a solution of one part bleach to three parts water. The room should be well-ventilated while you clean…Wipe down the surface with clean water and allow to dry before painting,” writes Kimberly Janeway on Consumer Reports.
Ultimately, it’s always beneficial to take the extra initiative and solve water problems before they become widespread and cause serious damage to your home’s structural integrity. Making this small investment can protect your bathroom from potentially disastrous and harmful mildew buildup. For more information about waterproof floor coating solutions and other waterproof products, contact AMES Research Laboratories Inc.