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Lawrence

07:45PM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 11/14/00
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I am painting my bathroom. I recall that the sheen of the paint is not the only thing to consider. (More glossy, more water resistant and cleanable). Instead, the polymers and base materials determine water and mildew resistance. Is that true, or is it simply a function of the sheen like one of the less-skilled Hom Despot employees told me?

I wanted to use Zissner's Perma White, Mildew-proof Bathroom paint, which I have used and which works incredibly well when untinted. But it tinted WAY off the chosen color (deep peach instead of a mustard yellow) and the paint store does not have a color match guide when using Zissner as a base, so I need another brand/product recommendation: something designed for bathrooms ideally.

5slb6

12:52PM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
The Zinsser Perma White is a great product and does work very well. It does tint dark so the PAINT STORE needs to cut back on the formula and work up to the color you want, and it can be done as I have done this myself.

Lawrence

10:49AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
When you say that it tints "dark," does that mean that they need to add more white tint to the mix? Or that they need to scale everything back? Assuming I am dealing with a part-time employee who does not know how to do more than punch the codes in, how can I give him guidance on how to do so?

Shouldn't Zissner provide its retailers with instructions on how to tint their own product... especially when they label it "tintable"?

5slb6

04:18PM | 02/22/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
They will need to scale back on the amount of colorant that is put into the paint. I would start at the most half the amount of colorant than is normally called for and work up to the color. The reason Zinsser can't give you the formula to use as their are just to many color systems out there for them to do that. You also need to go to a paint store and not a home center where the person may have been working in plumbing yesterday.
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