Painting a Bathroom in NYC: What You Need to Know

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 local Manhattan painters are here to help. To make the process of painting a bathroom as easy as possible, our experts compiled a list of our top three bathroom painting tips. However, going the DIY route brings up a handful of difficulties, which is why we have also included information on how to contact the best bathroom painters on the Upper West Side.

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Choose Your Paint Carefully

The first and potentially most important part to creating a perfect bathroom finish is to carefully choose the right paint. And no, we’re not just talking about color! You’ll want to keep the sheen (level of gloss) at the forefront of your mind. We recommend an eggshell or semi-gloss product for bathrooms in particular. 

On top of this, you’ll want to check if the paint you want is mold or mildew resistant. There’s a lot that goes on in bathrooms, and you can usually count on a good amount of steam––especially in smaller spaces. Doing this extra step of research can give you peace of mind that these nasty growths will stay out of your home. 

Preparation is Vital

Painting a wet room is impossible. In a room that is plagued by humidity and dampness, how do you start? Dry it out. Exile users to other bathrooms for a solid couple of days to allow the moisture to evaporate and clear out. While this time is passing, it is time to get to work. As a room that is typically filled with things like conditioner and shaving cream, messes are abundant. You will need to take to the walls several times.

First, use a dry towel, broom or vacuum nozzle to remove dust and lint. Then move to a wet mixture of TSP to remove soap and scum residue from the walls. After all this is done, you’ll probably need to give it a few more days to dry the area fully.  

Colors Matter

Being smaller than other rooms, bathroom decor can be a way to express personal style and creativity without affecting the whole house. Influencing how we feel, think, and act, color is an essential element of a room’s aesthetic. So, what are the best colors to paint your bathroom?

  • Classic White: It is hard to go wrong with a white bathroom. However, sometimes, too much white can come off as harsh and unwelcoming. If crisp white seems too sterile for your style, a softer off-white color may be a better pick. If chosen correctly, though, white is clean, chic, and relaxing. It’s also the perfect base for colorful tiles or other elements you want to add. 
  • Basic Blue: The calming, cool color of blue, often associated with water, is a strong contender for choice of bathroom wall paint. As the color of the ocean and the sky, blue evokes feelings of being free, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Blue is also a universally well-liked color, meaning your bathroom will be visually appealing to members of your household and guests alike. Additionally, blue hues can make your bathroom space look bigger.

Painting a Bathroom with CertaPro Painters®

These are just a few of the things you should know before taking on a bathroom painting project. The most important thing you can know, though, is that you can save time and money just by calling the professionals. CertaPro Painters® of Upper West Side are local, experienced painters that have helped create bathroom spaces that meet the highest of expectations. We are also a woman and minority owned business, check out our wonderful owner, Leisa Lundy!

To get started, fill out our free, no-obligation form or call us directly at 212-233-0022. We look forward to working with you!