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Painting Considerations for Your Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Monday, December 15, 2014

bathroom painting and remodeling tips and ideas

When you remodel your bathroom, it’s easy to focus only on the larger elements: sink, vanity, tub, flooring, and maybe shower style (should you go with the walk-in or not?). After all, that's the really fun stuff! But when it comes to the colors you wrap the space with, there are some important considerations to keep in mind that will help your paint stay looking as fresh and new as when it was, well, fresh and new!

How Do You Preserve and Protect Your Bathroom Paint?

Take a look at these tips and ideas:

  • Choose the right gloss for the job – It’s too easy to simply grab a can of something that’s the right color and head for the door. Because your bathroom paint needs to withstand scrubbing, and occasionally being towel-dried, use a semi-gloss paint. High-gloss is even more durable, but it also will show any and all imperfections in the wall.
  • What kind of paint does your bathroom need? – If your bathroom is a half-bath (no tub or shower), then there is most likely no need for using a specialized paint. If it’s a full bath, on the other hand, and you like your showers steamy, it can be very worthwhile to invest in a mold and mildew-resistant formula.
  • Ventilation – Your bathroom needs to be able to breathe. If you don’t have a window, make sure that you have a high-quality, powerful ventilation fan. If you don’t, all of the steam becomes trapped and can lead to mold and mildew issues, as well as compromise your paint’s good looks and longevity.
  • Lighting – There are so many fixtures and elements at work in your bathroom, creating shadows and dark corners. Bright lights will not only help you to floss more efficiently in the morning, but it also will make your new paint look smooth and bright.

A Final Tip - Ask a Remodeling Company for Help!

Your remodeling expert should help you navigate the questions related to design and aesthetics that come up during your bathroom remodeling experience. In preparation, think through the needs that your bathroom will need to meet, as well as your wish-list for the final product.


If you live in the Southern California area, we hope you might reach out to us at Open Hand Remodeling. It would be our pleasure to help you with whatever project you have in mind!

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