Bathroom Residential Painting

5 Bathroom Painting Tips Everyone Needs

Posted on September 28, 2021

There are few rooms more difficult to paint than a bathroom. Bathrooms tend to have immobile appliances and cramped spaces which tend to frustrate DIY painters. However, that does not mean your bathroom’s color is destined to stay the same forever. Our painting pros are here to help. Here are bathroom painting tips from CertaPro House Painters of Central Miami.

Dry It Out

In a room that is plagued by humidity and dampness, how do you start painting? Dry it out. Make the bathroom off limits prior to painting. Allow a solid couple of days for the moisture to evaporate and clear out. This will get rid of the moisture and allow paint to adhere and dry correctly.

Clean Up

Bathrooms are notorious for many different kinds of messes. You will need to clean the walls several times prior to painting. First, using a dry towel, then a broom or vacuum nozzle to remove dust and lint. Then use a wet mixture of TSP to remove soap and scum residue from the walls. Finally, give your bathroom a couple of days to dry out and make sure all debri is gone from the walls before the first coat of paint is applied.

Tank Removal

Do not paint around appliances like toilets and tubs. You may think no one will notice the prior color behind the toilet tank, but they will. Your painting job should look professional to maintain your home’s value. Although it can be very time consuming, make the job a little easier by removing the toilet tank. This allows access to the part of the wall so you can paint behind the toilet.

To take the tank off, turn off the water at the base. Flush it to remove the water currently in the tank. It’s a good idea to place some towels around the toilet on the floor to catch any remaining water. Unscrew the tank and pull it off. In the end, you will be thankful you did such a thorough job.

Specialized Paint

If your bathroom is prone to collecting mildew, there paints on the market that offer a mildew-killing and prevention additive. There are usually several options available. Some contain chemicals making it impossible for the mildew to form, others create a solid barrier so water cannot remain on the walls. This paint may be more costly but it will protect your bathroom from embarrassing mold for years to come.

Paint finishes

Should you use flat, semi-gloss or glossy paint in the bathroom? One of the worst mistakes you can make is using the wrong paint finish in your bathroom. Do your research and choose a paint and finish that works well in a wet room. Most professionals suggest a glossy or semi-gloss finish. These finishes provide an extra layer of protection to keep the moisture from penetrating the paint.

If you want your bathroom painted, but not are not ready to tackle the task? Schedule a free, in-home estimate to have our painters help you make your bathroom look brand new. Call Certapro Painters for an estimate today!

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