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5 Ways To Remodel Your Bathroom Using Paint

Last modified: 2022-08-17 | Approximate reading time 4 mins

At first sight, the bathroom might appear to be a rather dull and boring space, an afterthought to the overall home. However, humans spend a significant amount of time in their bathrooms, and the style and beauty of the individual should be reflected in the floors, ceilings and walls of every room!

With just a few brush strokes or coats of paint, the bathroom can be turned from a drab space into a cozy and confident haven that you'll want to show off to friends and relatives alike.

5 ways to remodel and refinish your bathroom using paint alone

Use Paint to Add a Splash of Colour to Your Bathroom

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A splash can exist outside of the bath too! Although the bathroom is usually donned with clean and simple colours, think tranquil blues and soft grays, a pop of colour can add a sophisticated kick to an otherwise toned-down room.

Try using deep red or yellow gold & brass accents to contrast with neutral coloured walls. Use spray paint and water-soluble lacquer around the sink, on bath towel hooks and other accents to mimic an oil-rubbed bronze. Adding some bright colours to a stale space allows for an air of balance as well as elegance without breaking the bank.

Can't afford to re-tile? Try painting tiles instead!

Play with the geometry of your bathroom by creating a fun floor stencil that can be painted directly onto already existing tiles. Using water-soluble paint, this DIY job is a cost-effective alternative to the expensive nature of retiling and can be a charming update to a mundane space.

Try a classic hexagonal-shaped stencil, as it's both versatile and on-trend for 2020. Creating a shape that is simple enough to be interpreted in a variety of ways leads to an easy application as well as endless pattern combinations across bathroom floors and walls. If your bathroom is particularly small, a brightly coloured and busy pattern can open up the space and add excitement.

Make sure the surfaces are squeaky clean before applying any paint. Also, choose a paint which is acrylic-latex based: bathrooms are humid spaces and the colours will need to stand up to the heat in order to last longer and to keep your bathroom looking brilliant!

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Who says the bathroom has to be boring? Amuse Yourself with Chalkboard Paint!

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Want a quirky idea to add excitement and interactivity to both shower and bath time for kids, teens and adults alike? If you're not too serious about maintaining a pristine aesthetic and want to liven up the most modest space of the home, why not try turning a tiny wall or even a well-loved cabinet into a chalkboard!

Chalkboard paint increases the character of a room, as family or friends can add their own personal touches, leave notes and reminders for loved ones. Chalkboard paint can function like mutable wallpaper, but make sure to keep it concentrated to a single wall or a vanity that you're no longer fond of: the paint should be used to create a nice accent rather than taking over an entire room. 

Give Your Bathtub a DIY Makeover Using Paint

A fairly simple way to make your bathroom appear as good as new is to give your bathtub a fresh coat of paint. Locate a two-part epoxy bathtub paint from your local hardware store. This type of paint can be used on porcelain, ceramic and fibreglass. Make sure to thoroughly clean and dry your bathtub before starting, and afterwards, you'll find the tub looking fresh and revived.

Although the task can be a bit time-consuming and tedious, and will not improve the resale value of your home, a coat of paint will help brighten up even the most tired of bathtubs.

Give Life to a Lackluster Space with Painted Clay Pots and Living Plants!

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Consider all of your senses, and incorporate some additional life into your bathroom by way of live plants in painted clay pots. A trend for 2020 will be sticking close to natural, organic ingredients, and clay is as natural a material as they come! It has held water for centuries, as clay is one of the oldest materials used to fashion containers for water, so It only seems fitting to incorporate this wonderful material into one's bathroom.

Pot a few beautiful leafy green plants into clay vessels that have been hand-painted by yourself, or even friends and family, a creative weekend afternoon activity. This touch adds an element of softness and intimacy, allowing your bathroom to feel more spa-like then with this welcome addition of new life.

To see examples of bathroom renovation projects completed by contractors, check out "10 examples of beautiful bathroom renovation projects". 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET A GENERAL IDEA OF HOW MUCH YOUR PAINTING PROJECT WILL COST? Test our cost estimator which calculates according to the room dimension and the number of colours.

Author- Amanda Harvey

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