In view of the fact that the room constantly maintains a high level of humidity, repair covers in this part of the house should be resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. Mostly this applies to the surface of the ceiling. After all, less moisture is deposited on the walls, since evaporation initially rises.
Since the bathroom has high humidity, it is necessary to select a water-repellent paint, or use protective coatings.
If the ceiling in the bathroom is covered with a compound that is not able to cope with aggressive influences, then the surface will be covered with bubbles and cracks in a fairly short time, will begin to flake off, and also form foci of mold. Painting the ceiling acts as the most suitable solution for repair, since the surface after the work will be able to withstand moisture and temperatures. The coloring compositions are acceptable, which allows you to save.
Scheme of the direction of painting the ceiling in the bathroom.
If you are thinking about what to paint the ceiling in the bathroom, then it should be taken into account that for a room in which conditions are characterized by high humidity, the vapor permeability of the overlap is of fundamental importance. This makes it necessary to choose a coating that will be able to pass air. Such compositions do not include oil paint. After the paint with such a composition dries, the surface loses the ability to "breathe", this soon becomes the cause of the formation of mold spots. In the bathroom it is not permissible to use for staining and enamel.
The optimal solution can be considered water-emulsion and water-dispersion paints.
Among such formulations should be selected exclusively waterproof, as conventional are not designed for rooms with high humidity.
Before you buy a paint for the ceiling, you should pay attention to the packaging, where it should be indicated whether the coating has water repellent components.
The ceiling can be painted with a moisture-resistant version of the water-based composition. Such coatings are safe, do not smell, easily tinted in any shade, and it is very easy to work with them. However, before proceeding to work, it is necessary to take into account that the ceiling can not be washed, since the described composition is simply washed off. If the surface of the ceiling was still noticed pollution, then you can get rid of them using a normal soft cloth, without applying soap solutions.
Water emulsion краска может изготавливаться на основе акрила, силикона, латекса или ПВА клея.
The flow rate of the water-emulsion composition is 150-200 ml / m2 on 1 layer. From what the absorbency characteristics have a surface, the required number of layers will depend.
After you can cover the surface, it will be necessary to leave the ceiling until it dries, this period depends on the temperature and humidity level in the room, the paint can dry for 2-24 hours. As the optimum temperature during the staining, the mark is +20 ° C, but the moisture index should be equal to 65%.
Before starting work, you should maximally free the room, plaster unevenness and plaster the base. Work is necessary in a respirator and safety glasses, as well as gloves. If the surface has been pre-patched before, it is preferable to apply the paint in three layers, the first of which is ground. To paint it is necessary in stages, in parallel directed strips, it is necessary to move from the window, if it is in the bathroom.
If there is a desire to obtain the maximum quality of dyeing, then special equipment should be used as a spray gun, this will ensure an even layer of paint and a higher speed of work. The spray gun will not allow omissions and flow. However, if there is no possibility to take such equipment for rent, then it is necessary to use a brush.
Acrylics quickly dry and do not smell.
When choosing a paint for the ceiling, consumers most often prefer acrylic. These paints have advantages, consisting of a variety of colors, water repellent characteristics. They are able to cope with various pollution. After the paint has dried, the ceiling can be washed, though not often.
At the same time, the composition is able to tighten the cracks and smooth the irregularities. Although there is a smell, it can be felt during the work, but it is not excessively harsh.
Often in the composition of acryle add anti-mold components, which eliminates the appearance of fungus and bacteria on the surface. Among varieties of acrylic paint - latex. It is more elastic, perfectly tolerates washing and looks good on the ceiling.
Silicone and silicate analogues
If you still have not decided what to paint the ceiling, you can prefer modern silicone and silicate mixtures that have advantages that are not present in acrylic and water-based compounds. They are quite resistant to temperature changes, excellent repellent dirt. If necessary, to cope with cracks, the width of which is within 2 mm, you should prefer silicone paint. Experts often advise it, if necessary, to paint the ceiling in the bathroom, but you need to be prepared for the fact that it is quite expensive.
Matte or glossy
If you have already decided which composition to paint the ceiling in the bathroom, you should determine what surface it will have after drying - matte or glossy. You can choose from deep matt, semi-glossy and glossy, which will look completely different. If the ceiling has flaws and inaccuracies, then it is necessary to choose a matte varietal of paint, since it is able to hide irregularities, whereas glossy ones, on the contrary, are all underlined.
Matte paint hides all the flaws and minor errors of the ceiling.
Before starting work, you need to decide whether to align. From this stage, you can refuse by selecting the appropriate paint, which will be able to hide the bumps and depressions, but a small room will look a little less than it actually is. But the glossy surface visually increases the space, and even the leveling of the ceiling of a small area is not too difficult task.
Painting the ceiling in the bathroom with a glossy composition may be preferable also because such a coating is easier to wet than in matt.
What qualities should I look for when choosing a paint for the bathroom ceiling:
- moisture resistance;
- ability to withstand pollution;
- presence of antifungal agents;
- resistance to temperature changes;
- ability to withstand moisture level changes.
The choice of paint in the first place should depend on its environmental friendliness, only after you can pay attention to other features and characteristics. It is important and properly prepare the surface, only then you can be sure that the ceiling is painted perfectly.