Painting your bathroom is a project that leads to several benefits to your home. Improvements to your bathroom boost potential resale and aesthetic value, and hold some of the highest return on investment of any home improvement project. However, if it’s going to be done, it should be done right, and American Painting Company has some tips for completing the job correctly.
Bathrooms are often filled with steam after showers, particularly smaller ones. When it comes time to choose materials for your project, you should choose a paint that is both mold and mildew resistant. This will protect your walls and keep you from breathing in potentially harmful particles. You also need to consider the level of sheen you are looking for in the paint. Higher sheen paints are not forgiving of surface imperfections, so be sure to prepare your walls properly by cleaning and applying the appropriate amount of primer. An eggshell or semi-glass paint will be the most durable in the varying levels of moisture.
Drying is a critical part of the painting process. Make sure your walls are completely dry before applying the first coat of primer. Leave the door and any windows open and the fan running to completely dry the walls of the room. Make sure you take your time painting the room, allowing each coat to fully dry to keep the integrity of the paint intact. If you’re messy with your brushstrokes, that will appear on the dried wall and harm the appearance of your work. Allow the walls to fully dry before using the bathroom. This process can take up to two days, in order to allow the paint to cure.
If you’re concerned about painting your bathroom, reach out to a professional! American Painting Company will be proud to help you with your home improvement project, leaving your home even more beautiful than when we arrive. Call us today at 866-385-8888, or complete our convenient estimate request and we will be in contact with you shortly.