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5 Bathroom Painting Tips

bathroomIs your bathroom in need of some freshening up? A coat of paint can go a long way in making a space feel new. Painting your bathroom can instantly give the room a whole new feel and vibe.

If you have never painted a bathroom before and are looking for some tips, you’ve come to the right place! We have five tips that will make painting your bathroom a breeze.

Paint Type

There are a few things you will need to consider when painting any bathroom. Since bathrooms experience lots of humidity and exposure to water, you will want to choose your paint type accordingly.

Luckily, when you visit the hardware store, all you need to do is look for bathroom paint. This type of paint will have all of the properties you need to keep it looking it’s best despite the conditions around it.

Clean Walls

As with any room you paint, you will need to clean the walls before painting. This is a step that often gets overlooked when prepping a room for painting.

Especially in a bathroom, if you have a good look around, you will see that your walls are actually quite dirty. That’s because things like soap scum, hair, and dirt, easily accumulate on walls. Make sure to go in with a microfiber cloth, or even a Swiffer, to remove everything that you can from the walls before you start painting. This will ensure that once you are done painting, the walls look even and smooth. It’s definitely worth the extra time.

Painting Around the Toilet

This may seem like the most daunting part of painting your bathroom. How do you get into all of those hard to reach places? The answer is simple: with a paint sponge brush. You can find these at your local hardware store.

To use the paint sponge brush, apply paint to only one side of the sponge. Then all you need to do is apply even coats of paint to the area around your toilet. The best way to go about this is to start in the middle of your toilet tank and work your way out to the sides.

Paint Colour

Since most bathrooms are on the smaller side, you will want to opt for a paint colour that makes the room feel more spacious. Think pastel and light shades of blue, yellow, and lavender. Not only do these colours make a small room feel larger, but they also go a long way in making the room feel bright, crisp, modern, and clean.


To make your experience painting your bathroom even easier, be sure to properly prepare before you start painting. This means gathering up all of the supplies you’ll need (paint, paintbrushes, floor covering, painter’s tape, etc.) and preparing the space (covering the floor, applying the painter’s tape, etc.).

Ensuring you have everything ready before you start painting will mean less time running around trying to gather everything up as you need them.

Now that you have these simple tips in mind, painting your bathroom should be a little bit easier. Happy painting!

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