Transforming Your Bathroom with a Fresh Coat of Paint in St. Louis, MO
In the process of getting your bathroom to look better, you may think that you need to utterly remove everything and replace it all but this isn’t necessarily going to be the case.
It is indeed not at all necessary to go this far when you’re able to make your bathroom look much better just by painting it — and this is true because often the only thing wrong with your bathroom is that its color is faded or perhaps no longer the right color for the people using it.
Let’s have a look at some tips and insights for transforming your bathroom with a fresh coat of paint and make it look that much nicer.
1. Use The Right Kind Of Paint
While there are a lot of sorts of paint out there, you should know that there are some that are going to be better for painting your bathroom than others.
A glossier paint, for example, will help you to clean your bathroom walls — and given the sort of cleaning that often will be necessary in a bathroom, this is a positive thing.
The sort of paint that you use for your bathroom painting project should also be resistant to mold and mildew, as these are rather unpleasant and more likely to occur in rooms such as the bathroom and kitchen.
Bear in mind that even the most resistant paint is only going to offer temporary protection and after a period of time has passed you will need to update that to best keep your bathroom surfaces protected from mildew and mold.
2. Remove Mold
Speaking of mold and mildew, you’re going to want to make a concerted effort to remove all of the mold and mildew that you may find while checking the surfaces before you start painting.
The issue with mildew and mold is that if you do not fully clean the surfaces of these, you will find them coming back rather easily and quickly.
By fully removing the mold that you find, you are going to have less mold and mildew to remove in the future should it happen to come back for any reason.
3. Choose A Good Color
What constitutes a good color is going to be an entirely subjective matter (in that what looks like a good color to one person may not be so good for another person), but you are going to want to take a few things into consideration when you are making this choice.
You can have a look around the room, for example, and decide what color or colors are best for your bathroom walls based on what other colors are in the room.
Additionally, you should consider how the color or colors are going to look while they’re in your room — something that you can more easily do when you get samples of the different colors of paint that you are considering and apply them to the wall — based on the look of these colors you can decide which you would want to use.
4. Multiple Coats May Be Necessary
In painting your bathroom, you may find that one coat of paint may not be enough for the painting project.
If you have applied a coat of primer and then your first coat of paint and yet somehow you can still see the original color, that’s going to be a good indication that you will need another coat of paint.
If you look at the label of the paint that you are using and you note that it is of a low opacity, this is another indication that you are going to need to make use of more than one coat of paint as low opacity paint does not tend to offer the coverage to surfaces that higher opacity paint does.
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