9 Tips for Ensuring Your Bathroom Paint Stands the Test of Time
Whether it’s a master ensuite or a half-bath, painting a bathroom is an easy way to breathe new life into the space — if you do the job properly. Bathrooms take a lot of abuse, from the humidity levels, thanks to the steam from baths and showers, to the general water being sprayed and splashed about. Adequate light and ventilation also play a huge part in the quality of a bathroom’s paint job. So when it comes to paint, you need to find one that’s up to the challenge. From the prep to the finished product, here’s what you need to know before tackling a bathroom.
Find Your Paint Colour
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Finding the right colour for your room should take time. Get samples of what you like, do some test patches, wait for them to dry and evaluate them during the day and at night. That will give you a true idea of what the colour will look like on your wall.
You also want the paint to match the finishes and furnishings, like Benjamin Moore's Silver Satin in the guest bathroom, which is warm enough to complement the gold light fixtures, while still creating a dramatic contrast to the black frame on the glass shower. The colour you choose should also ensure there's a smooth transition between the bathroom and the room immediately outside it, making for an all-around nice flow throughout your home.
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