Tips for painting small bathrooms
There are some tips for painting small bathrooms that will make the job much more professional, easy and quicker to finish.|
The first tip is to use painters tap to ensure that you don’t paint over any areas that you don’t intend. Most people just start painting and then spend more time trying to wipe paint off their fixtures and fittings.
Other people are just lazy and can’t be bothered to tape up certain areas next to the painting location. Don’t make this mistake or you will regret it later.
If you tape up your fixtures and fittings, then you will not cover these areas with paint. Not only that, but you will not have to worry about being precise with your brush strokes. If you are not proficient with your paintbrush then always use painter’s tape before starting. Using the tape will also give you a professional finish as all the lines will be straight when your remove the tape.
Next, make sure that you always shake and stir the paint properly before dipping your brush or roller in. This cannot be overemphasised enough. If you don’t stir the paint well, then you will produce a poor finish. Only with a good consistency of paint can you create a professional job that you will be proud to show off.
When you open the paint, get a stick or throw away implement, and stir it for about five minutes. Once you start stirring, you will see the paint becoming much thinner and easier to stir.
Now you can pour some of the paint out into a painting tray or pot. This is the best way to paint a small bathroom. Don’t paint directly from the large paint tin, as it’s much harder to do. Not only that, but you might knock it over.
When you start painting, first outline the entire room with the brush. Make sure that you get into all the corners of the small bathroom first. This is a good painting tip, as it ensures that you wont miss any areas when you start to use the roller.
When using the brush, ensure that you don’t spill the paint. Just take enough paint onto the brush and wipe the excess off before applying it to the walls and ceiling. Use long brush stokes so that you get a smooth covering.
The next step is to use the roller. As you have already outlined the bathroom, it should be a lot easier to paint the remaining surface of the walls and ceiling. Again, be liberal when getting paint from your tray. Don’t take too much at once or you will spill the paint.
Make even stokes with the roller and makes sure that you cover the entire surface. If you have uneven parts of the bathroom, then you might need to use the brush again to cover those areas. It is important to look out for slight depressions, as the roller will not be able to cover these areas.
Once you have applied an entire covering of paint, go back and find any areas that you might have missed. Also look for areas that require any touch-ups.
Once the paint has dried, you can remove the painters tape and clean everything up. You should be left with a very professional looking paint job, without any spills or paint in unwanted places.