Is emulsion paint waterproof?
We have peeling paint on a chimney breast in a bathroom. It's ordinary emulsion paint. Some peole say I need special waterproof paint to cure the problem I think I need special breathable paint to let the moisture flow in and out of the wall without knocking the paint off. I can't find a clear answer as to whether normal emulsion paint is vapour proof. I imagine it depends a bit on the type. We used vinyl silk as its a bathroom, I imagine this is less permeable than matt. I get the general impression that emulsion paint is a bit permeable, not fully 'breathable' but not fully 'vapour proof'. (a perm value of around 1!) Is this right?
Posted Fri, 03/08/2013 - 05:39
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