There is probably no type of product that people love to paint. Whether you’re restoring your bathroom tiles, or sprucing up your new storage bins with a favorite color, it has emerged on the market a wide variety of fun new ways to decorate items we might not give a second thought to. But any painting project is sure to come with difficulties, so Make Your Home+ with information about painting paint finishes, before and after pictures of how different types of paint jobs were completed successfully and various other tips about how to complete the job!
Prepping The Room
If you are like most people, you probably think of painting your bathroom walls a different color every time you change your mind about what color you want. Well, there’s an easier and more fun way to do it that won’t require leaving the room! Simply start by picking out the tile that will be in the shower area- generally this is the tile on or around the shower enclosure itself. Next, decide on a light or dark color for the walls. You can use any color you like as long as it is either light or dark enough to work with the tile. Once you have chosen a color, prep your surface by washing it with a mild soap and water. Make sure to rinse off the soap completely so there is no residue left on the surface. Once the surface is clean, spread a light coat of paint over the entire area using a brush. Let the paint dry completely before adding any additional coats. Be sure to let each coat dry completely before moving onto the next one in order to avoid creating any unsightly patches. When you are finished, your bathroom will look beautiful and freshly painted!
While painting your bathroom tile in the shower, make sure to use a pour bucket to avoid water spilling all over the floor.
How to Paint Bathroom Tile in the Shower by Teresa A. Ortiz:
Tile is porous and will allow water to seep through and ruin your paint job very quickly. The best way to go about painting bathroom tile in the shower is to use a filler bucket and a spray bottle. Fill the bucket with water, set it on the floor next to the toilet and unroll a large piece of painter’s tape across one of its ends. Trickle a few drops of white primer onto the taped end and press it against the tile just below the grout lines. USE YOUR FINGERS To avoid getting paint on your hands, setup your brush two or three feet away from the tile and use a circular motion to spread the primer evenly across the surface. When you’re finished, turn off the water supply to the shower andremove the tape. Remove any excess primer with a dry cloth before spraying your color of choice.
Now that you’ve primed and painted your bathroom tiles in the shower, always be sure to wait at least 24 hours before using them so that any fumes from the paint have time to dissipate.
Pipe bucket to the room from outside
The days of taking a dirty shower are over! With a little creativity and a pipe bucket, you can easily get the job done in your bathroom. All you need is a clear bucket, some old paintbrushes and a little elbow grease. Here’s how it works: place the clear bucket in front of the shower and use the old paintbrushes to cover the top and sides of the bucket with a thick layer of paint. Use the bottom of the bucket to dump dirty water into the drain in your bathroom. Now all you have to do is wait for the paint to dry and you’re ready to start your showering experience fresh!
Brushes, stencils and painting tools
One of the most challenging things when painting a bathroom is figuring out how to do it without any walls in between. Sometimes you need to lay tile down directly on the wall and other times you’ll need to use a platform or step stool to get a good view of your work. But even then, there are always frictions. You can’t simply brush on paint and expect it to stick. There are several techniques you can use to make the process easier and more efficient:
-Stenciling: This is a popular way to paint small spaces because it eliminates the need for constant repainting. Simply trace your desired design onto some heavy paper and then cut it out with a knife or scissors. Tape it to the wall ahead of time so that you have something to align the tile against while you’re painting. Once the tile is in place, spray or brush on your paint and presto – you’ve got a customized stencil!
-Paint Tiles: Another option is to purchase paints specifically designed for bathroom tiles. These paints are typically heavier and stick better than regular paint, which makes them great for areas where water will constantly be splashing around. Simply wet your tile beforehand and then apply