How To Paint A Bathroom

How To Paint A Bathroom

How to Paint a Bathroom Bathrooms are an area for calm and relaxation, so select paint colours that reflect this. Vapours from hot baths and showers mean that humidity levels are always rising and falling in these areas, so your paint finish will need to stand up to the test in this room! Download PDF Print Thanks, your email has been sent. Estimated Time A weekend • The time it takes to paint your bathroom depends on the number of walls or areas which require painting. • Water based paints need 2 days to dry before exposing to moisture. Materials Here’s what you’re going to need: Paint* Drop Cloths Painter's masking tape Angled paint brush Step ladder Roller frame (width 230 or 270mm) 9-12mm Roller cover Roller pole Paint Tray (matching frame width) *Moisture resistant paint for the entire space. Endure Kitchen and Bathroom is a good option which is mould and moisture resistant Steps Determine the paint colour for your wall. Review our colour charts for more colour inspiration. Remember to consider colours you’ve selected for doors, trim and ceilings when making your choice. The paint calculator will help you determine the quantity of paint required for the area you will be painting. Before you begin, ensure you prepare bathroom walls for painting. Watch the How To Prepare A Wall video for tips. When repainting old bathrooms where enamel finishes were previously used on the walls, we recommend lightly sanding and applying a coat of Taubmans 3 in 1 sealer primer undercoat to ensure new paint adhesion and the best possible results. Place drop cloths on floors and on any furnishings that can’t be removed from the room. Apply painter’s masking tape to fittings and any trim edges which may be fiddly and dicult to paint around. When painting any room, we always recommend painting from the top, down. Start with the ceilings. Watch the How To Paint A Ceiling video, to guide you. Move onto painting the walls next. Get some tips by watching the video How To Paint A Wall video. Once these are completely dry, paint the doors, trims and window frames. Watch the video on How To Paint A Door, to talk you through this too. Remember to leave the room well ventilated. Water based paints will need 2 days before they are exposed to moisture. This means you need to ensure the paint is completely dry before using the bathroom. Having a well ventilated bathroom with a good exhaust fan will help the paint cure quickly and prevent mould in the future. Also watch How to Paint a Room How to Paint a Ceiling
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How To Paint A Bathroom

How to Paint A Bathroom with a Brush For best results with a brush, dip half the length of the bristles into your paint. Tap the brush gently against the side of the can, but do not wipe it across the lip. Hold the handle near the base, applying light pressure with your fingertips to make the bristles flex slightly. How to Paint A Bathroom with a Roller For best results with a roller, slowly roll it back and forth in the lower end of your roller tray until it is well covered. Then use the ridges in the upper portion of the tray to remove excess paint. Roll on the paint using even strokes to ensure a uniform look and coverage. How To Paint A Bathroom – Start With The Ceiling! Start by painting the bathroom ceiling first. Using a brush, paint a two-inch-wide strip on the ceiling where it meets the wall. Then, start in a corner and begin rolling across the short length of the ceiling, continuing to where it ends. Painting the Bathroom Walls Tape off any woodwork, window frames, and door trim first. Additionally, tape off any tub, shower, or sink surfaces of the bathroom you are worried could be touched by paint Paint a two-inch-wide strip along the areas near the trim with a brush. Then, using a paint roller, create the letter “M” on your bathroom wall. Fill in the area, rolling from left to right until the surface is completely painted. Remember to roll on the paint with even strokes to ensure a uniform coverage of your bathroom.
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How To Paint A Bathroom

Project Overview Step-by-Step Project Overview The easiest way to give your bathroom a makeover is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. This step-by-step guide will show you how to paint your walls and ceilings without making a mess. Before you start, choose an oil-based, semi-gloss finish that is mould and mildew resistant. It’s also important to keep your bathroom well ventilated. Continue to Step-by-step instructions. View the video 00:08 × How to paint with a roller When you’re painting a ceiling with a roller, keep the end of the roller facing the side of the surface that you have already cut in. This will make sure that the roller’s metal frame doesn’t damage your walls. Step by Step Instructions 1 Cover your fittings 2 Prepare your painting surface 3 Apply painters tape to floor and wall edges 4 Start by cutting in the edge 5 Apply undercoat to the ceiling 6 Apply undercoat to the walls 7 Apply the topcoats 8 Apply the paint colour Step 1. Cover your fittings Before you start, cover all of your fittings in the bathroom in plastic to prevent paint splatters getting on them and don’t forget to put a drop sheet down. Previous Step Next Step Step 2. Prepare your painting surface If you’ve got any mould, get rid of it with a bleach solution before you begin. You’ll need to sand the paint coats off your plaster walls and ceiling before you paint. Use a sanding pad and 150 grit sanding paper for a nice even finish. Then wipe down the surfaces with a cloth to get the dust off. Previous Step Next Step Step 3. Apply painters tape to floor and wall edges Put some painters tape down along the edges of any floor or wall tiles to stop any paint getting on them and to keep your paint lines straight when you’re cutting in. Previous Step Next Step Step 4. Start by cutting in the edge When painting a surface, always start by cutting in the edges. Use a cutting brush, which is cut on an angle, to make sure you get an even, clean job. Then apply your undercoat to all the edges. Previous Step Next Step Step 5. Apply undercoat to the ceiling After cutting in your ceiling and walls, paint the ceiling with the undercoat. Use a roller for good coverage when painting larger surfaces. Make sure you keep the flat surface of the roller on the wall side when rolling, so the metal bracket doesn’t damage your wall. Previous Step Next Step Step 6. Apply undercoat to the walls Once you’ve done the ceiling, start painting your walls with the undercoat. Follow the same process from Step 5 and leave to dry before applying your topcoat. Previous Step Next Step Step 7. Apply the topcoats Once the undercoat is dry, apply your topcoat the same way you applied the undercoat in Steps 4-6. Start by cutting in your ceiling and walls again along your marking tape for the topcoat. Then paint the ceiling using your roller, applying an even paint spread. Let the topcoat dry and give the ceiling another topcoat. Previous Step Next Step Step 8. Apply the paint colour If the wall colour is different to your ceiling, you’ll need to thoroughly clean all of your painting gear so that you don’t mix your paint colours. Tape the ceiling up along the wall join to protect your new paint, and then cut in your wall edges (See Step 4). Now roll your first topcoat onto the walls and let it dry. Add a second coat, especially if it’s a dark colour. When the second coat is dry, remove all the tape from your walls. Previous Step Next Step
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How To Paint A Bathroom

Steps Determine the paint colour for your wall. Review our colour charts for more colour inspiration. Remember to consider colours you’ve selected for doors, trim and ceilings when making your choice. The paint calculator will help you determine the quantity of paint required for the area you will be painting. Before you begin, ensure you prepare bathroom walls for painting. Watch the How To Prepare A Wall video for tips. When repainting old bathrooms where enamel finishes were previously used on the walls, we recommend lightly sanding and applying a coat of Taubmans 3 in 1 sealer primer undercoat to ensure new paint adhesion and the best possible results. Place drop cloths on floors and on any furnishings that can’t be removed from the room. Apply painter’s masking tape to fittings and any trim edges which may be fiddly and dicult to paint around. When painting any room, we always recommend painting from the top, down. Start with the ceilings. Watch the How To Paint A Ceiling video, to guide you. Move onto painting the walls next. Get some tips by watching the video How To Paint A Wall video. Once these are completely dry, paint the doors, trims and window frames. Watch the video on How To Paint A Door, to talk you through this too. Remember to leave the room well ventilated. Water based paints will need 2 days before they are exposed to moisture. This means you need to ensure the paint is completely dry before using the bathroom. Having a well ventilated bathroom with a good exhaust fan will help the paint cure quickly and prevent mould in the future.