• How to paint your bathroom
    2015/12/29

    What you need to know about “How to paint your bathroom”

    how to paint your bathroom
    Bathrooms bring unique challenges when it comes to painting. The Bristol Paint Specialists “ How to paint a bathroom” DIY guide will help you avoid the pit falls.

    Watch this short video to get started:

    Prepare your painting surface.

    If you’ve got any mould, get rid of it with a bleach solution before you begin. You’ll need to sand the paint coats off your plaster walls and ceiling before you paint. Use a sanding pad and 150 grit sanding paper for a nice even finish.
    White Knight Tile Paint is a high performance interior paint designed to give dated ceramic tiles a new lease of life. Ideal for renovating kitchens and bathrooms.
    Features:
    Rejuvenates old tiles without the cost of re-tiling.
    Tintable to the colour of your choice
    Hard wearing finish
    Easy to use
    Interior use
    White Knight Laminate Paint is a hard wearing paint designed to give dated laminate and melamine surfaces a new lease of life. With built in anti-bacterial properties, Laminate Paint also protects against mould and mildew. Ideal for transforming kitchen cupboards, bathroom cabinets and more.
    Features:

    Revives laminate surfaces
    Built in anti-bacterial properties
    Protects against mould and mildew
    Tintable to 1000s of colours, excellent adhesion and coverage, satin finish and easy to use

    Watch the video below on how to paint tiles.


    Determine the paint colour for your wall.

    Use our “Paint Your Room” app where you can upload a photo of your bathroom for more colour inspiration.
    Remember to consider colours you’ve selected for doors, trim and ceilings when making your choice.

    Our Bristol “Paint Calculator” will help you determine the quantity of paint required for the area you will be painting.
    Before you begin, ensure you prepare bathroom walls for painting. Watch the “ How To Prepare A Wall” video for tips.
    When repainting old bathrooms where enamel finishes were previously used on the walls, we recommend lightly sanding and applying a coat of Bristol Easy Living to ensure new paint adhesion and the best possible results.

    Place drop cloths on floors and on any furnishings that can’t be removed from the room.

    Apply painter’s masking tape to fittings and any trim edges which may be fiddly and difficult to paint around.

    When painting any room, we always recommend painting from the top, down.

    Start with the ceilings and then move onto painting the walls next.

    View our “How To Videos” for more help.


    Once these are completely dry, paint the doors, trims and window frames.

    Remember to leave the room well ventilated. Water based paints will need 2 days before they are exposed to moisture. This means you need to ensure the paint is completely dry before using the bathroom.

    Having a well ventilated bathroom with a good exhaust fan will help the paint cure quickly and prevent mould in the future.
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