Bathroom Painting Tips

Repainting your bathroom? Check out these tips!

Painting your bathroom is a high-value project, meaning it will increase the value of your property without breaking the bank. A small bathroom project can be a great way to refresh your home without completing a full interior painting project.

While that all sounds great, it is important to note that painting bathrooms require a high level of care and attention. This is especially due to the moisture content in these rooms. Here are some tips for a successful bathroom painting project.

Choose the right paint

Bathrooms are unique to other rooms in your home, and the paint you choose is important. It is a good idea to spend a little extra on high-quality paint, or even a bathroom-specific paint like Dulux’s Kitchen and Bath. If you do not choose bathroom-specific paint, you should look for interior paints that are mold and mildew-resistant. Bathrooms are incredibly moist and humid, so this will be essential to maintaining the integrity of your project. You will also want to go with a semi-gloss or eggshell sheen, as these slightly glossier sheens are easier to clean and less likely to reveal watermarks and streaks.

Take time to properly prepare the walls

Before painting, take some time to clean the walls to get rid of any grime and scum that has built up in the bathroom. You can use warm water and dish soap to do this. You will then want to prime the bathroom walls, leaving ample time for the room to dry before applying your first paint coat. Prepping for a paint job can be challenging, and is one reason why you may want to hire a professional Vancouver painter.

HINT: Temporarily removing your toilet is often easier than trying to paint around it. You will also want to remove all other items from the room like towels and shower curtains.

Let the bathroom fully dry before and after painting

Set yourself up for success by ensuring that the bathroom is totally dry before you begin painting. Do not use the bathroom or shower for at least a few hours prior to painting, and open any doors and windows. This is essential, as it ensures that no moisture is trapped underneath the paint which can cause bubbling, cracking, and even mold.

When you have finished painting, leave the bathroom door open and do not use the bathroom for 1-2 days. This will ensure that the paint has had an opportunity to fully dry before having to stand up to bathroom moisture. This will prevent paint streaks from ruining your new paint job.

Looking for a professional Vancouver painter to help paint your bathroom?

Professional painters can help make sure your Vancouver interior painting project goes smoothly and is done to last. At Even Better Painting, our professional painters can help you choose the best products for your project, and will use the correct techniques to ensure a beautiful finish.