When you look at your bathroom, do you see wallpaper that’s peeling away or wall tiles that never seem to look clean? The interior wall coverings of the bathroom must endure a daily onslaught of heat and moisture, which erodes adhesives and provides the perfect environment for mold and mildew. If you’ve decided that painting your bathroom walls is a better way to go, you’re making a smart choice. However, you’ll want to put some thought into selecting the best paint for this heavily visited area of your home. Here are a few factors to consider:
The paint you choose for your bathroom must be able to stand up to the daily abuse caused by steamy hot baths and showers as well as water sloshing from the sink and tub. Fortunately, there are paints on the market that resist moisture-related wear and mildew growth.
As with any painting project, the selection of colors is one of the most important ones you’ll make. Light colors can make a small bathroom seem larger, while dark colors can make it seem cramped and dingy. You’ll also want to check the appearance of any colors you choose in the natural daylight that floods the room from windows or skylights as well as the artificial lighting you depend on when the sun goes down.
The sheen of your bathroom paint may seem like a matter of taste, but the truth is that flat-finish paints are generally harder to clean. As the bathroom is probably the room of your house that sees the most use—which translates into a multitude of handprints and scuff marks—your wall paint should be easy to clean. This means your best option for bathroom paint is gloss or semi-gloss.
Expert assistance with paint selection is among the services you’ll receive from highly experienced, professional painters when you team up with Southern Painting for your bathroom makeover. We’ll not only help you choose the best colors and type of paint for your project, but we’ll also perform all the prep work that’s needed to ensure that your bathroom paint will look beautiful for many years.
We have local painters serving many communities across the Southern United States. Contact Southern Painting today to find out if we offer residential painting services in your community.