Our favorite brand of paint is Benjamin Moore. Here in New England they have been the preferred paint forever, and most architects and designers specify their product too. We absolutely love their new Century paint which is designed to compete with luxe European paints in look and feel. When dry, Century feels like leather – I kid you not. It has a finish between flat and matte but looks rich and deep.
What we most like about the Benjamin Moore product line is the consistency of their quality standards and the caliber of their field reps. Benjamin Moore has serious brand loyalty in our market, and their support staff are talented, educated, trained, and offer exceptional service – you can’t ask for more than that!
3.Use a bathroom specific paint in your bathrooms! Moisture, steam, humidity, condensation – these will quickly dissolve a poor-quality paint so use a paint engineered for the bathroom environment and you will be a lot happier.
Our go-to is the Aura Bath and Spa line by Benjamin Moore. Optimized for hot, steamy, humid environments, it covers easily and with a durable, matte finish, provides a uniform and sophisticated finish to ceilings and walls. Best of all, it is self-priming over surfaces in good condition.
And when mildew shows up on your ceiling in a few years, don’t call a painter, simply wipe if off with a typical bathroom type cleaner that contains a bleach dilution.
5. Take your time! Remember that scene from The Karate Kid where the patient brushing of a fence instilled a sense of calm and intentionality in the tempestuous kid?
Painting requires patience, attention to detail, cleanliness, and planning – done well it can be meditative and immensely satisfying. Done in a rush, it will get the better of you and yield disappointing results.