Bathrooms have become so much more than just another room in the house. They are becoming oases from the outside world and spaces we want to enjoy. With that, many folks are investing a lot more time, energy and money to spruce up their powder rooms and en suites. However, when it comes to painting in your bathroom, there are few special considerations you’ll need to make.
The first step is to clear your space as much as possible. Depending on where you’re painting, this may include removing shower heads, towel racks, or even the toilet tank. The last one is probably the most important. This is easier to do that you might think, as most toilets come in two parts. This helps you avoid having to stick your hand in that small space between the tank and the wall and lets you paint more comfortably.
There are, of course, some fixtures such as your sink and toilet bowl that you won’t be able to move. Make sure to invest in a lot of painters tape and tarps so you don’t wind up with any unsightly drips that will make the whole project look sloppy. It’s also a good idea to cover the floor to avoid any unnecessary messes.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Other rooms in your house require far less cleaning before you paint. Areas like the living room or bedrooms can get by with a simple dusting. However, that’s not the case when it comes to your bathroom walls. Soap scum, dust and mildew are all common finds on your bathroom walls. Painting without cleaning could mean the coat won’t adhere properly.
The best way to prep your bathroom for painting is to thoroughly clean every surface with your preferred product and let it dry for about 24 hours. This way, you won’t have to worry about any residue or dampness when you star painting.
Use Appropriate Paint
Now that it’s actually time to paint, you’ll want to make sure you have right products for the job. The type of paint you use needs to stand up to the dampness and mess your bathroom walls are subject to. There are specialty bathroom paints, but if you don’t want to use one of those, opt for a higher quality paint. They may cost a little more, but the solid count found in better paints is higher, leading to a better bond with your walls and a better protective later.
Another important factor to consider when choosing your bathroom paint color is the overall sheen. Higher sheens and glossy finishes whisk away moisture much better than matte finishes. These sheens will be much easier to clean and won’t stain the way other paints would.
Visit Ace Paints for Your Next Painting Project
Whether you’re painting your bathroom or any other room in the house, Ace has you covered. Visit one of our South Hills locations or shop online to get started with your next project.