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Bathroom Painting Techniques

Bathroom Painting Techniques

Search Add New Question How long does it take for glossy paint to dry? wikiHow Contributor Most paints dry to the touch in 24 hours unless the label on the can indicates otherwise. That said, it is recommended that you do not hang pictures, let animals rub on, or lean anything against any new paint for a minimum of 72 hours (3 days). It is well worth the extra two days to avoid messing up your nice paint job. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 5 Do I need to sand walls before painting? wikiHow Contributor It is generally a good idea to do so, but some paints specifically say you don’t have to, so you could take your chances. It will look better if you do. Just be sure to clean the walls afterwards with a lightly damp rag before doing the first coat of primer! You don’t want all that dust in your paint. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 8 How do I keep a clean paint line around grout on a sink and shower? wikiHow Contributor Masking. There is no more important step in painting. A careful masking job will not only make the finished job look great, but it will make the actual painting job easier as well. For a clean line around grout on a sink/shower, use blue painter’s tape and slowly apply it to the grout line by pressing it firmly onto the grout where it meets the sink/shower. These types of joints are rarely straight, so you might have to work in small pieces to get the best line. Be sure to begin at one side/end and overlap as you go. This will make the removal easier — grab the first piece and slowly lift the entire line (a little at a time) at an angle away from the edge. Remove before the paint dries! Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 2 The color suggestion for walls in a small bathroom? The counter top is medium blue and the flooring has a light blue design. wikiHow Contributor Keep with light colours, darker colours will bring the room in. Mirrors are a perfect way to make a room look bigger, they reflect light and the room itself. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 4 Helpful 2 How do I remove mold in the bathroom and keep it from coming back? wikiHow Contributor Use bleach to scrub the ceiling and walls, then let it dry and paint over it with KILZ. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 0
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Bathroom Painting Techniques

For a more dreamy atmosphere, you might consider doing some faux painting. You might either turn the tiles into marble, or to a warm italian landscape. Check here for faux painting techniques.
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Bathroom Painting Techniques

As luck would have it, there are ways to bring color into a small bathroom. Try painting your radiator, adding a colorful bathmat or using a vibrant shower curtain. In fact, if the hallway leading into your bathroom uses a darker color, ease a lighter tone of that color into the bathroom. It will once again fool the eye into thinking it is one big room.
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Bathroom Painting Techniques

The bathroom is a difficult area for painting, because it’s so wet. On top of that, ceramic tile is a difficult surface to paint. For regular walls, latex paint is best, because it can breathe. For breathing, loam is even better. In a loam bathroom, your mirrors will be clean because the loam absorbs lots of moisture, and exhumes it later. However, if the moisture has caused problems like water stains or fungus, it’s better to block the walls and keep the air circulating instead.
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Bathroom Painting Techniques

As I will get into later, just because light colors make a small bathroom seem larger, the entire bathroom does not have to be the same color. However, if you really want your small bathroom to feel like the master that you deserve, keep all colors within the same tone.
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Bathroom Painting Techniques

When painting the trim, you don’t have to be neat. Just concentrate on getting a smooth finish on the wood. Don’t worry if the trim paint gets onto the walls. You’ll cover it later when painting the walls. Once the trim is completely painted and dry (at least 24 hours), tape it off (using an “easy release” painter’s tape), then paint the ceiling, then the walls.
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Bathroom Painting Techniques

How do I keep a clean paint line around grout on a sink and shower? wikiHow Contributor Masking. There is no more important step in painting. A careful masking job will not only make the finished job look great, but it will make the actual painting job easier as well. For a clean line around grout on a sink/shower, use blue painter’s tape and slowly apply it to the grout line by pressing it firmly onto the grout where it meets the sink/shower. These types of joints are rarely straight, so you might have to work in small pieces to get the best line. Be sure to begin at one side/end and overlap as you go. This will make the removal easier — grab the first piece and slowly lift the entire line (a little at a time) at an angle away from the edge. Remove before the paint dries! Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 2
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Bathroom Painting Techniques

wikiHow Contributor Masking. There is no more important step in painting. A careful masking job will not only make the finished job look great, but it will make the actual painting job easier as well. For a clean line around grout on a sink/shower, use blue painter’s tape and slowly apply it to the grout line by pressing it firmly onto the grout where it meets the sink/shower. These types of joints are rarely straight, so you might have to work in small pieces to get the best line. Be sure to begin at one side/end and overlap as you go. This will make the removal easier — grab the first piece and slowly lift the entire line (a little at a time) at an angle away from the edge. Remove before the paint dries! Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 2
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Masking. There is no more important step in painting. A careful masking job will not only make the finished job look great, but it will make the actual painting job easier as well. For a clean line around grout on a sink/shower, use blue painter’s tape and slowly apply it to the grout line by pressing it firmly onto the grout where it meets the sink/shower. These types of joints are rarely straight, so you might have to work in small pieces to get the best line. Be sure to begin at one side/end and overlap as you go. This will make the removal easier — grab the first piece and slowly lift the entire line (a little at a time) at an angle away from the edge. Remove before the paint dries! Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 2
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Masking. There is no more important step in painting. A careful masking job will not only make the finished job look great, but it will make the actual painting job easier as well. For a clean line around grout on a sink/shower, use blue painter’s tape and slowly apply it to the grout line by pressing it firmly onto the grout where it meets the sink/shower. These types of joints are rarely straight, so you might have to work in small pieces to get the best line. Be sure to begin at one side/end and overlap as you go. This will make the removal easier — grab the first piece and slowly lift the entire line (a little at a time) at an angle away from the edge. Remove before the paint dries!
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When painting vertical stripes, stick to the same color palette as the rest of the bathroom. Simply make one shade slightly lighter than the other. Be careful, as too much contrast won’t go over well.
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Painting ceramic tile is not the easiest job, but it can be done. Better not paint tile in the shower itself, or above the bath itself (and not the floor either). It can be painted of course (including the bath itself), but in really wet areas there’s a big chance that the paint sill start chipping off within a year or so. For these area’s, mosaic or new tile could be an option (scroll down for that) Other tile wall sections in the bathroom have a good chance when being painted. Do some extreme abrasing and cleaning, and prime them with the best oil-based or shellac primer you can get. Shellac is probably best.
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After priming, paint it with a high-gloss paint. Think of boat laquer – after all, boats are in the water all the time. Buy an oil-based one, if you can get it – it will be a proven an tested recipe, and it’s better for painting over shellac. A shellac based primer works great for difficult surfaces, but you can’t paint that over with acrylics – only with shellac paint, oil-based paint or latex. Shellac or oil based paint are the best option for bathroom tile, but you can also use latex for decorations, and go over the latex with a tough transparant laquer – a high-gloss polyurethane or a boat laquer. Spare out the grout between the tiles (or paint it in a different color), and your tiles will look like authentic ceramic tiles.