If it's time to update your bathroom, then one of the easiest ways to brighten it up is to re-paint the walls. Since most bathrooms are small enough, you will likely spend no more than a day or a weekend painting. Read on to find out how to paint your bathroom and give this room a new lease of life in your home.
Step 1. Remove everything that hangs on the walls in the bathroom, all decorations and everything that is on the sink and on the bath itself
Remove all electrical appliances, switch covers, towel holders, cleaning supplies, and drawer handles.
Step 2. Remove the toilet
You don't need to completely remove the toilet to paint the bathroom, but it will make it easier for you to paint the wall behind the toilet. In some cases, the tank is too close to the wall to be painted.
Step 3. Glue the tape on the skirting boards, door and window frames to prevent paint from getting there
It is recommended to take the tape at least 5 cm wide. Gently run the trowel over the tape to adhere completely to avoid paint getting underneath.
Step 4. Place a rag on the floor and around pipes and meters
Make sure the edges of the rags reach down to the baseboards to prevent paint drops from spilling onto exposed areas on the floor.
Step 5. If necessary, paint the ceiling first
Use a paintbrush to paint over the edges where the walls meet the ceiling. Finish painting with a long handle roller. Wait the right amount of time before applying the second coat of paint.
Step 6. Apply a primer to the walls as needed
If you have a dark bathroom now and want to repaint it in a lighter, softer color, then you will need to prime the walls. Follow instructions for application and drying time.
Step 7. Use a paintbrush to paint around windows, doors, corners, wall switch holes, connections to the ceiling and around baseboards
Start in one corner of the room and work in one direction.
Step 8. For larger sections, use a roller
As before, start in one corner of the room and work in the same direction. Paint with vertical strokes. Do not press too hard on the roller.
Step 9. Apply a second coat if necessary
Many paint manufacturers recommend 2 coats of paint for best results. Do not forget to wait the right amount of time for the first coat of paint to dry.
- For bathrooms, it is best to use a semi-gloss finish that is mold resistant.
- Keep rollers and brushes wet between paint applications by wrapping them in plastic or aluminum foil.
- Remove all mold from the walls before painting.
- Tap gently against the inside of the paint can to remove excess paint from the brush and avoid dripping.