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What Paint Should I Use for a San Francisco Bathroom?

What paint should I use for a San Francisco bathroom?” is a question with an important answer. It’s unlikely that any room in your home will endure the same wear and tear as that of your bathroom. Because of the high moisture content in bathrooms, it’s vitally important that you choose the proper primer and the proper sheen. If not painted correctly, bathrooms can be breeding grounds for mildew, mold, and fungus. Choosing the right bathroom paint should be every bit as much a practical decision as it is an aesthetic one.

Bathroom Finishes

Specialty bathroom paints with “mildew inhibitors” can be a good option, but if you’re not constantly filling your bathtub and exposing your walls to huge amounts of moisture, they aren’t totally necessary. Average low to moderate moisture bathroom conditions will work perfectly well with sheeny moisture repellant finishes such as “satin (at the minimum)”, “semi-gloss”, or “high gloss” on the walls. Stay away from matte-type finishes such as “flat” and “eggshell” because they easily absorb moisture.

Bathroom Primers


It’s always wise to add a layer of Kilz primer sealer (or a similar product) to any bathroom or kitchen wall before you apply your final paint. This will help protect and seal the wall from eroding moisture that might seep through the top layer over time. After applying the Kilz, choose a high quality latex paint with a high sheen finish.

Bathroom Colors


Bathrooms—even the big ones—tend to be relatively small rooms so it’s good to choose bright colors that accentuate the limited space. Beige, blue, and cream are excellent choices. If you choose to use contrasting colors on your walls, be sure that the color opposite your mirrors is the brightest in order to give the room more depth.

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