Another room in the house that homeowners often look to remodel is the bathroom, and one of the most common updates is found in painting the bathroom. Painting Bathroom? The bathroom is probably the most difficult room in the entire home to upgrade and particularly to repaint because there are so many small areas, shelves, showers, windows, and all kinds of little nooks and crannies. It takes a lot of work to get all those areas in the bathroom prepared for painting. If you are looking for this work, we offer one of the best solutions being expert in this field.
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Preparation for Painting Bathroom
A lot of homeowners think they would prefer to do-it-yourself when it comes to painting bathrooms while others prefer to hire a painting contractor for because it’s such a large task and so much prep work has to be done before the first coat of paint can be applied. First, just about everything has to be taped and covered. That is generally such a long list of items including the bathtub, the shower, cabinets, sinks, windows, doors, light fixtures, mirrors, countertops, tiles, and flooring. Just getting all these surfaces properly covered will generally take several hours of work.
For those that are do-it-yourselfers, this takes a lot of work on the homeowner’s part, and getting a painting contractor who will do all this work before the actual painting will certainly make life easier, but it will also be more expensive. Since most painting contractors charge by the hour for their time, getting this prep work completed is quite time-consuming.
Next, the walls that are to be painted must be cleaned and scraped if the paint is cracked or peeling. There are various methods that the painting contractor will use to clean the walls, and if they are using water, the walls must be thoroughly dried before the paint can be applied. Now that the walls are cleaned, if there are cracks or holes in the walls – from pictures or mirrors that were previously hung – those need to be filled in and repaired with the appropriate polymer or caulking that is designed for the extra moisture that is generally found in the bathrooms.
Once all of these areas are readied for painting the bathroom, then the painting contractor can actually start painting the walls. They generally recommend that a good primer be applied so that the paint not only will last longer, but will go on smoothly and have a finished professional appearance. The primer needs to be applied and allowed to thoroughly dry before the paint can be applied.
Types of Paint for Painting Bathrooms
The next step for painting bathroom is to select a bathroom paint that has the component which inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. There are a variety of paints that have different finishes based on the desired look for the bathroom, unfortunately, not all of these are recommended choices for that particular room.
First, for painting bathroom, the flat paint finishes have a matte finish that looks great, but since it tends to absorb moisture, it’s not recommended for bathrooms that have a lot of traffic and moisture. Satin paint finishes are somewhat glossy, by they only work best in bathrooms that are infrequently used, such as a guest bathroom. Eggshell paints look great and are easy to take care of; unfortunately they are not recommended for a room that tends to be more humid.
The last two types of paints that are the best recommended for painting bathroom are the semi-gloss and high-gloss paints because they are better at repelling the moisture in the room rather than absorbing it. Most painting contractors will recommend the semi-glass because that looks the best when it’s covering a larger area, and the high gloss for the trim, baseboards, and any molding that is in the room. Be sure to get a paint that is resistant to mildew and mold.
Painting Bathroom Ideas
One great advantage to hiring a painting contractor for painting bathrooms is that they can provide a great number of ideas selecting the color to use. The color will have an immediate effect on anyone who comes into the room, so pick a color that is bright that will cheer up the room and make it look new and fresh. That’s not to say pick a neon yellow or lime green color, but pick one that is compatible with the décor of the room, any wallpaper that is on the walls, along with the color of the tiles and cabinets in the room.
Some people try to do a bathroom makeover by using one centerpiece, such as a great mirror or painting to use to select the color and the style of the room. Whether the focal point is a great old antique bathtub, or a contemporary Jacuzzi tub that is surrounded in beautiful tile work or redwood decking, selecting the best color for the room determines the feel of the room.
When considering the color for painting bathroom, many people want the bathroom to be a haven where they can sit and relax in that wonderful Jacuzzi tub or soak in the bathtub with bubbles up to the top; while others want a place where they can jump in the shower and feel energized and ready to start the day. We as professional and experienced painting contractors can help the homeowner determine which colors do best to create a relaxing space or an energizing space that will leave the homeowner ready to get out and face the day.
We can help the homeowner who is painting bathrooms to determine colors that complement the room and makes it look traditional or contemporary. The color makes all the difference in the world to complete the feeling of the room and make it perfect for the desired effect.
Best Effects for painting Bathroom
A great bathroom, like the kitchen, is one of the rooms in the house that prospective home buyers look for, and it needs to be considered if the house is being sold. When painting bathrooms, look for the best color scheme to make the room look its absolute best and get it done by experienced contractors – we are there to help you anytime!