Is your bathroom looking a bit tired and worn out? Fancy redecorating but you’re scared of making a mess? When you hear the words ‘renovate bathroom’ do you have flashbacks to the state your bathroom is currently in and promise yourself you’ll get it sorted as soon as possible?
Sometimes it’s difficult to actually get around to sorting things out, so let us give you a few tips about how to make your bathroom the envy of all your friends and family, with less stress and hassle than you’d think!
Of course, one of the most cost effective options for renovating your bathroom is to paint it yourself. This might seem like a daunting task at first but as long as you follow a few simple rules, then you can have a high quality finish that gives you a feeling of pride.
First step is to make sure you’re getting the right kind of paint. In Melbourne, the easiest places to go for a good selection and competitive pricing are Bunnings Warehouse and Paint Spot. Obviously the bathroom contains a lot of moisture and no matter how often you have the fan on and leave the window open, mould is inevitable.
To reduce the effects of mould and mildew, sourcing good quality paint will make all the difference. While there are speciality paints on offer, it is usually recommended to use a paint with a semi-gloss finish.
Once you’ve got your paint sorted then make sure you remove everything from the bathroom. Yes, we do mean everything. The last thing you want after a hard day of redecorating is to go to brush your teeth only to find a blob of paint embedded in the bristles. So take out anything that is loose and even unscrew anything that can be taken out. Not only does it save you from having to avoid getting paint on items, it also makes the job much faster in the long run.
Similarly, for anything that can’t be removed, you’ll want to pop a sheet over. Semi-gloss paints can be a nightmare to remove and you don’t want to be getting paint splatter all over the sink and floor. So cover the bath, cover the sink, even cover the floorboards and you’re making the clean up job that little bit easier.
When you’re actually at the point that you’ve got the rollers and brushes out then don’t forget to shake off any excess paint into the paint pot. If you’re trying to even things out on the walls you can end up with an incredibly patchy finish. You’re better off saving yourself a job and applying a couple of thinner layers.
If your bathroom renovation requires additional changes that can be tackled with painting, then don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to helping you through your bathroom renovation project.