Your bathroom is one of the most-used—and most essential—spaces in your home, and deserves a high-quality paint job to make it shine. As a bonus, a bathroom’s small size means that repainting can often be accomplished in less than a day, including prep time. But how can you ensure that the paint you choose is the best option for your bathroom?
If you use your bathroom’s mirrors to get ready for the day, you may want to spend some time thinking about your color choices. Dark or orange-tinted colors can actually skew the tone of your skin and clothing in the mirror. If you’re not seeing an accurate reflection, color-wise, this can impact everything from one’s hair and makeup choices to matching the colors in one’s tie and shirt.
Instead, look for neutrals, pastels, creams, or gray-toned colors. If you’d like to go bright, consider doing one “accent wall” that can’t be seen from the mirror; this can provide a splash of color without skewing your reflection.
Use a Glossy or Semi-Gloss Finish
Paint comes in a range of finishes, from flat or matte to eggshell to satin to semi-gloss and high gloss. The flatter the paint finish, the more moisture the walls will absorb, which means using flat, matte, or eggshell finishes in a bathroom can lead to more frequent repainting. Satin finishes can be appropriate for low-moisture bathrooms (like a powder room or half-bath) but may not hold up to the moisture demands of a full bathroom.
Instead, painting with a glossy or semi-gloss finish in your bathroom will make it easier to wipe down the walls and can help repel moisture for years. Consider using an anti-microbial or anti-mold additive in your paint to further repel moisture.
Don’t Forget About Primer
Even the highest-quality paint can peel and chip in a high-moisture environment if the walls aren’t primed with a moisture-resistant primer. Applying this primer and then letting it dry completely before you begin painting can go a long way toward a long-lasting paint job.
While repainting a bathroom can seem like a fairly simple DIY project, having a professional touch can make all the difference. Contact us today for more information on our residential painting services or to get a quote for your painting needs.
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