Bathroom Painting Projects
Have you been browsing through painting blog posts for some ideas and photos of bathroom painting projects? If it’s time to give your bathroom a makeover, one of the simplest ways to do so is to paint. Since bathrooms usually aren’t very large, it doesn’t take long at all to tackle this kind of project.
Due to all of the moisture, as well as the occasional leak, bathroom paint wears and tears more frequently than any homeowner would like. The good news is that there are many paint combinations for you to choose from, ranging from straightforward colour schemes to wild and fun.
To help you get started, here are some things you need to know about bathroom painting:
- If you have a small bathroom, you may want to stick with light colours, as they will make any room appear larger. Light colours also help enhance the effect of natural light. Some options you might want to consider include cream, white, light hues of blue and green, pale pink, etc.
- You will want to blend tile colour and wall colour. If the colours contrast too much, the bathroom won’t look right at all. At the same time, you don’t want to use the exact same colour all over the bathroom. Choose two shades of colours that complement each other.
- There should be proper ventilation in the bathroom before you even begin a DIY paint project. If there is not enough ventilation, the humidity can damage the paint. Leave the fan running or the window open at least an hour after you get out of the shower during the days leading up to your project. It’s important that you keep the bathroom as dry as possible.
- If your bathroom is wide, yet lacking vertically, you might want to consider painting vertical stripes. They make a cramped space appear taller and less cluttered. Stick to the same colour scheme as the rest of the room; just use two similar shades to create the stripes.
- Make sure you use a durable paint around the window area. Bathroom windows go through a lot: blinds go up, blow dryers often sit near the edge, candles are often placed on the ledge, etc. On top of that, windows take direct wind and rain. At some point, the paint is going to get wet. It’s a good idea to use a durable paint that is resistant to moisture and heat.
- Don’t forget to remove ALL wall hangings and decorations before you begin painting. It’s also a good idea to remove accessories from the tub and sink. Nothing should be plugged into electrical outlets. Cover the cabinet door knobs and handles. It might also be necessary to remove the toilet, as doing so will make painting the wall around and behind it much easier.
- After the paint job, maintenance and touch-ups may be required. Inspect all of the finishes in various lighting conditions after the priming process and first coat of paint. If there are any minor imperfections, you can easily fix them up before applying the final coat.
Bathroom painting does not have to be difficult at all. All you need are the necessary tools, durable paint, quality primer, and a painting blog to look over for some inspiration.