Painting the Bathroom? What Vernon Painters Will Tell You
Painting the bathroom is unlike any other space in your house. To help you prepare for this job, our Vernon painters have compiled some of our top tips for painting bathrooms.
It’s often one of the last rooms to get renovated or repainted in a home, but the bathroom is actually one of the most high traffic spaces in your house. Since you spend so much time in there, painting the bathroom is more than a worthwhile venture, but there are some unique things to consider.
Tips for painting a bathroom
Space and colour
Bathrooms are small. There are no two ways about it. To help your bathroom feel bigger as well as relaxing, our Vernon painters often recommend choosing a light, pale shade. Whites, grays and blues are common.
But don’t feel forced into convention if that’s not you. If you want yellow or red walls, go for it. Just be sure you’re using the right type of paint.
The walls in your bathroom undergo unusual conditions—heat, steam, water—all in a contained space. Bath and kitchen paint is designed to withstand those conditions and not just resist moisture but also inhibit mold. It’s more expensive, but it’s worth it.
It’s also important to get the right finish. If you’re working with a very moist area, say, above the tiles in your shower, you’ll want to lean toward a gloss. Our Vernon painting company generally recommends an eggshell at minimum and a gloss at best.
Prepping the walls
You’ll need to take extra steps to get your bathroom paint to even stick to the wall. The residue left by soap scum and cleaning products need to be completely scrubbed off the walls or else you’ll risk this muck peeling off your new paint.
Thinking about incorporating wallpaper into your new bathroom decor? Read our post Wallpaper and Paint: Tips to Bring Them Together.
Ready to give your bathroom a facelift but you want a professional’s touch? Contact the Vernon painters at Above & Beyond Painting & Repairs in Vernon BC. 250-938-1244.