What painting for toilets?
The bathroom have become the perfect little corner for to express your creativity. But if choosing the right paint color is essential, it is also important to adopt good formulations and the adapted finishes. Glossy, matte, acrylic or glycerol paint? Côté Maison takes stock with Agnès Peignen, director of communication and web marketing at Tollens, for choose the painting of his toilet.
Small passage room par excellence, often with strong artificial lighting without natural light, bathroom require specific paints and finishes. Tips and tricks to choose the most suitable formulations for your toilet, without missteps.
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Toilet paint: matte, satin or glossy finish?
For the toilet, velvety satin paint is undoubtedly the ideal formulation. More resistant, it also offers a powdered finish which masks the irregularities of the support. The toilets being a small space, their walls are in fact constantly subject to micro-shocks and other passing friction. A glossy finish would highlight the defects of the support, especially under the artificial light of this piece.
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Toilet paint: glycero or acrylic?
Glycerophtalic paint or "glycerol" is made from oils and solvents. Long appreciated for its resistance, it is nevertheless less and less used in the decoration. In question: its longer drying time, its strong smell but especially its high percentage of VOCs (volatile organic component), very polluting. This consideration is all the more important as toilets often consist of a cramped room with no windows. So we prefer to use for toilets, a painting acrylic formulated water based. Easy to apply, almost odorless, it is also leachable. Another very significant solution: the depolluting paints. Some brands offer new formulas that can absorb and eliminate the main pollutants in indoor air (including formaldehyde, hexaldehyde ...) as soon as they are applied, such as Tollens' Captéo painting.
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Painting in matt black ink from China, ref T2131-6 of the TOTEM color chart of Tollens - Price: 45, 95 euros 2.5 L
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