7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before
Choosing Paint For A Bathroom

By: Ezra Plank

So you're going to be painting a bathroom. Is this any different from painting another type of room? Here are some questions you need to ask yourself before you begin this project. It'll save you time and money if you answer them now. It's much better to find out what might go wrong before you make a bad mistake and have to start all over again.

  1. Do I need to use a special paint for a bathroom, or will any interior paint be good enough?
  2. Who are the main users of this bathroom going to be?
  3. Can I do anything to help keep the paint from peeling?
  4. How do I prevent the paint from getting moldy?
  5. Can I just paint right over the existing tiles if I want?
  6. What color scheme should I use?
  7. Do I really want to use paint at all, or would some other type of surface be better?

On the other pages of this website, you will find some important information to help you in answering these questions about your bathroom painting. But before you begin your research, here are a couple of small points that have to do with the size of the room itself.

Tools of the trade

The size of your bathroom can influence your decision on what color to paint it. Usually this is the smallest room of the house ( not counting closets, which most people don't consider to be a seperate room ). Choosing a light-colored or even white paint should make the room look larger. And of course you shouldn't use "hot" colors like red, as they tend to overwhelm. You could also use a reflective paint finish which is designed to make the light bounce around the room.

This naturally leads us into discussing the effect of using paint color to make the room appear larger. If opposite walls of the room are two different shades of the same basic color, the room looks much larger than it really is. Or if you want to increase the apparent height of the ceiling, you can paint the walls with vertical stripes.

If you have carefully researched these 7 questions, then you should be ready to begin the process of redecorating your bathroom. Even if this is the only thing you do, it will definitely give the room a fresh look. And if you are about to sell or rent the house, you will have improved its value considerably for a relatively small cost.

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