Monday, July 22, 2013

7 Tips for Painting a Bathroom

I don't have much experience with paint, but in fixing up old houses, it doesn't matter if one has skill. You just do it and hope for the best. Last week, I started painting the upstairs bathroom. I figure since the floor is on a slant, no one will notice if the paint job isn't perfect.

Tiny bathrooms are a challenge to paint. Here are some tips I share from spending a day in the Loo.

1. Paint the bathroom before the toilet is installed. If that is impossible, be prepared to get on your back in the corners behind the commode. It's the only way to reach behind the tank.

2. Put the paint can on top of the toilet seat so you don't accidentally back up and knock it over or step inside.

3. Put a drop cloth over the toilet seat so when you tap paint off your brush the splatters don't end up all over the lid.

4. Don't paint on a day when it is 94 degrees outside and you don't have air conditioning. Opening the window doesn't help.

5. Take the painter's tape off the wall before the paint dries. Otherwise you will rip the paint right off the wall.

6. Have a 1 1/2" paintbrush handy for those tiny crevices between the wall and the cabinets.

7. Take frequent breaks so the paint fumes don't kill too many of your brain cells.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you've learned a lot! Batherooms are definitely one of the more challenging rooms to paint in my opinion.