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5 Things To Consider Before Painting Your Bathroom in Omaha, NE

5 Things To Consider Before Painting Your Bathroom in Omaha, NE

5 Things To Consider Before Painting Your Bathroom in Omaha, NE

When you have a bathroom that is in need of a new paint job, whether it is because you have just recently built it or it is just a bathroom in need of a repaint, you need to take certain things into consideration before you even start painting.

While of course you can just get right into a painting project like a bathroom painting project sans preparation, it is far better to prepare for painting before doing so.

let's look at five things to consider before painting your bathroom in Omaha, NE.

1. What Color Is Right?

There are so many colors that you can choose from to paint your bathroom, but ultimately you have to pick just one or two of them to be the right one or ones for your bathroom.

There are a number of ways that you can choose a good color for your bathroom but not all of them are going to be useful.

For example, if you go to the paint store and pick out a couple of paint swatches, it may be that they look fantastic in the store but when you get home, the lights won't be the same -- and the colors will therefore be different.

Taking a small can of paint from the store, however, and painting a small patch of wall in your bathroom -- you will see the color as it will be.

2. Paint That Is Mildew And Mold Resistant

Some people tend to forget how much moisture tends to linger in the air in a bathroom, even if they are the sort that takes regular showers and baths.

With that being true, it's essential that the paint that you get be mildew / mold resistant, so that you don't end up finding these terrible things in your bathroom.

Of course the key word there is resistant -- and not proof -- meaning that you still have to vigilantly be on the lookout for it.

3. Can You Remove The Toilet?

Depending on the size of your bathroom, you may want to consider removing the toilet to make painting the walls of your bathroom easier.

The reason that this is a good idea is that the typical toilet sits flat against the wall with very little space between the tank and the wall, and therefore painting that small space between the toilet and the wall can be quite daunting.

The good news is that even if you are not able to remove the toilet there are still ways for you to paint behind it, just that you should be aware that it could be more difficult and you will have to protect the toilet from the paint.

4. To What Extent Does The Bathroom Need To Be Cleaned

When you're looking to paint your bathroom, it is almost inevitable that you're first going to have to clean the surface being painted as well as the area around where you are painting.

The surface of the bathroom of course needs to be cleaned because you won't want to paint over a dirty surface.

The area around where you are going to be painting should also be cleaned because you don't want to have dust from the floor ending up on the wall.

5. Don't Forget To Cover The Floor

Lastly, think about the floor and how it will look after you are done painting the walls -- and now think about how much better it will look if you protect it first.

The best thing you could use for protecting your floors is a heavy drop cloth -- as you walk around the area being painted, lighter weight floor coverings could move and therefore make the point of the covering moot.

Better to invest in a heavier floor covering and not have to worry about that issue.

 

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