Ultimate Guide Painting your Bathroom with Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa
Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It is where you relax, cleanse, and rejuvenate. Some rooms are extra special in that they offer a spa-like experience with amenities like a steam shower, a soaking tub, or a sauna. This is great but can cause problems with humidity, which will cause paint to peel and crack, don't worry we have an answer -- Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa! Whatever your bathroom design goals are, it’s important to choose the correct paint and color combinations to make your bathroom look beautiful.
Why Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa?
Benjamin Moore's Aura Bath & Spa is well-suited for any high-humidity environment, including bathrooms and spas. Its ideal formula prevents paint from peeling or chipping in these wet areas by providing an extremely durable finish that can withstand high humidity. It's also mildew resistant, so your walls will stay fresh for longer.
Why Does Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa Come in One Sheen?
The Reason Aura Bath and Spa only comes in one finish/sheen: Matte Shen is known for being able to hide imperfections. Matte Sheen Stands up to repeated washing with no color rub-off. Matte paint finish has a smooth, unobtrusive appearance and, because matte can absorb light, they have little to no sheen when dry. Making it an ideal paint for bathrooms, giving you smooth, vibrant colors with low sheen.
Preparing your bathroom for New Paint
Before painting you have to get rid of dirt, dust, grease, oil, soap, wax, scaling paint, water soluble compounds, and mildew. That means no peeling paint or damp surfaces. Lightly sanding makes edges smoother and helps them blend in better with the surrounding surface. Dust from sanding must be removed from drywall surfaces. Aura Bath & Spa Matte can be used as a spot primer.
Before and during use, give Aura Bath and Spa a good stir. Apply the same brushing techniques as you would for any other low-VOC interior paint. For optimum results, Benjamin Moore advises using an extra firm nylon polyester brush.
NOTE: Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa has outstanding flow and leveling properties. In an attempt to smooth out brush marks, do not overbrush.
Want the best results? use a shed-resistant, 3/8" nap roller cover. Because Aura Bath and Spa dries faster than traditional acrylic paints, keep a damp edge to avoid lap marks. Vertical pieces of 3' to 4' width should be rolled out.
Allow for complete drying of your edge or if you notice that you missed a location and the paint is already setting up before touching up that area.
There are many ways to make your bathroom look fresh, new, and updated. Painting is one of the fastest and easiest things you can do. It doesn't cost much, but it will make a huge difference in the appearance of your bathroom.