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How can I choose the best type of paint for a high-moisture area?

What kind of paint would give the best protection for the woodwork of a window in the middle of our bathtub/shower area?
Submitted by brennanmm1

Unfortunately, any type of paint will ultimately fail in a high-moisture area such as a shower. To achieve the longest-lasting finish, sand to bare wood and apply an oil-based primer followed by two coats of alkyd paint. If and when you replace the window, vinyl would be a better choice than wood because vinyl never needs to be painted. 


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