September 9, 2011

Friday Feature Finish - Mildew Resistant Matte With BM Aura Bath & Spa

The picture on the left over there is the most recent project I'd done right before leaving Boston.  The homeowner hired me to rid their space of an electric toned periwinkle purple (it was awful!) and expressed a desire to have a soft, spa like feeling in the space. 

It is a multi use bathroom and acts almost as a hallway from one side of the second floor to the other.  Gotta love those old New England houses huh?

Because the space is a general family bath as well as the primary bath for their kids the finish needed to be both beautiful and durable.  The homeowner showed me the shower curtain she was considering purchasing for the space and I plucked that beautiful blue out of it for the upper walls. 

Now, that blue isn't just any paint...its a beautiful matte finish, mildew resistant paint made specifically for bathrooms - Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa.

With little to no odor, a low VOC rating (<50 g/L) and unmatched durability it is a paint that won't need to be touched up or re-finished for many years to come!  I used semi-gloss in white for the wainscotting and radiator covers (4 in the house in total) as well as applied a slight skimcoat of joint compound over some of the worst divots in the walls.  Including 3 holes left after the electrician moved the light fixture.

But because of the paint's matte finish, slight dings and imperfections are hidden without having to go for perfection!  And that's important in an older house or even a wall with knock-down that you're looking to mask at a quick glance.  The paint utilizes a resin in its properties and because of that application is slightly different than your everyday paint.  A great brush and correct roller cover are imperative to a perfect finish!

Do you have a bathroom or other wet location you're looking to have professionally painted?  Give me a call or shoot me an email and I'd love to discuss your project!  Aura Bath and Spa is available in all of the colors available in the Benjamin Moore product line so there is sure to be one that's right for your space!

1 comment:

Almost Precious said...

Hum, I didn't even know they made such a thing. Good to know as we live in Florida, the Mildew State.