Your bathroom may be one of the most important rooms in your home (in that unlike just about every other room in your home, there’s a nearly one hundred percent chance that you’ll have to make use of the bathroom at least once a day) and keeping it looking good can be a good thing.
The issue that a lot of people have is that when they are painting a bathroom, they can make some fairly serious mistakes, the kind of which will really disrupt the painting project and make it possibly cost more and take longer.
One fairly big mistake that people will tend to make when they’re looking to paint their bathroom is that they tend to choose the kind of paint based on the kind of paint that they would use around the rest of the house.
This is not a good idea, and when you think about the kind of use that the typical bathroom has versus the rest of the house, you will see that it makes a lot of sense — there’s a lot more humidity in your typical bathroom owing to the running of hot water when people are washing their hands, taking showers, and the like.
Therefore it’s quite important to use paint that is resistant to moisture and therefore has a smaller chance of having mold and mildew problems down the line.
When you’re painting your bathroom, the choices in a color that you’re going to be making are going to be dependent on a number of factors, and the floor should be one of them.
If you don’t think about how the walls are going to look in contrast with the floor, you’re going to have issues later when you look at the walls and the floors and they don’t go along well — better to think about the floors and how they will look together before committing to one paint color for the walls.
Of course, you may know that a lot of the more modern paints make it so that there are fewer bad fumes coming out as you are painting, and they have terms like low VOC and even no VOC but this doesn’t mean that you can just paint without any ventilation.
One of the best things you can do to ensure that you have properly ventilated the room is to have as many windows open as you can so long as they don’t get in the way of the painting process and possibly to have the door open as much as you can.
By doing this you’ll be able to breathe a bit more easily — literally, in fact.
In any project in which you’re going to be painting a room where humidity continues to be a big factor, you’re going to need to check for the presence of mildew and mold and make sure that they are taken care of in that they need to be properly cleaned.
Some people might approach these and think that they can just remove them a bit and let the paint take care of the rest but this is not the case — you have to fully remove the mold or face seeing it in the future.
Lastly, one that is a mistake to do but not the end of the world if you have to make it due to the build of your toilet — leaving the toilet tank on is going to make it harder to paint behind your toilet.
Of course, there are tools that you can get to paint behind your toilet tank but it’s a lot easier if it’s not there, to begin with — and you can always put it back once the work is done.
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