Bathrooms are subject to excessive steam and moisture and it’s important that you use a paint that’s resistant to the damaging effects. This will not only help maintain the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom but also prevent issues such as peeling, mould growth, and water damage over time. Whether you opt to use bathroom paint just on the ceiling or the entire bathroom, there is a variety of paints to choose from at your disposal.
To assist you in selecting the right bathroom paint, our handpicked selection showcases top-performing paints, chosen based on our first-hand experience using them in a range of bathrooms. Our rigorous testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Bathroom Paints
Whether you need to paint a small steamy bathroom or one that’s very large, the use of bathroom paint is highly recommended. Over the years, we have tried and tested plenty of bathroom paints by top brands in the UK and we’ve gained plenty of experience to base our recommendations on.
The most recent bathroom paint we tested was the Dulux Easycase and we were very impressed by the finish as well as its steam and moisture-resistant qualities. The 2.5-litre tin that we tested in the image below was also more than enough for two coats within the en-suite. This particular room gets very steamy and suffers from the build-up of mould but since this bathroom paint has been applied, mould is no longer an issue.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest bathroom paints (for this article), we’ve painted several more bathrooms since with some of our recommendations (as shown in the image below). During our testing of the bathroom paints, we analysed the ease of application, coverage, finish and durability over a prolonged period of time.
As well as testing a variety of bathroom paints from top brands in the UK, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. The factors that we considered included their coverage, colour selection, resistance to steam and moisture, finish, drying time, ease of application and value for money.