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Painting the Bathroom? What Vernon Painters Will Tell You

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on 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.

Modern Bathroom by Poway Interior Designers & Decorators Cre8tive Interior Designs. You’d be surprised how often our Vernon painters get requests for red bathrooms. 


Bathroom 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.