A Fresh Coat of Paint
The bathroom is a space that can be completely transformed through minimal upgrades. Whether you’re going small with new bath mats and curtains, or planning a complete renovation of the room, the look and feel of your bathroom should make you feel relaxed and clean.
One project that can totally change the bathroom is a new paint job. This DIY project can be done in a weekend if you work diligently, but it’s not as simple as heading to the home improvement store and picking the first color you see on the shelf!
Read on to learn the importance of making the right choices for your bathroom walls.
Bathrooms are known for being a wet and humid part of the home. Even when you use the exhaust fan, your walls are exposed to humidity every time you take a shower or bath. This humidity can eventually cause peeling and encourage mold and mildew growth if you do not choose the right kind of paint.
Begin with a moisture-resistant primer. This will provide an extra layer of protection from peeling.
Oil based paints are great for wicking water and their durability. They do, however, take a longer time to dry, so give yourself plenty of time before putting everything back in its place again.
Latex paints also wick water, but they have a shorter drying time. They are also more environmentally friendly so even if the color on the walls isn’t green, the environmental impact is!
When you’re strolling down the paint aisle, look for paint specifically labeled:
- Moisture Resistant
- Mold & Mildew Resistant
- Kitchen & Bath
These will keep your walls fresh for hundreds and hundreds of showers!
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