Man, oh, man… my eyes hurt just looking at this paint color that was on our powder room for the last TEN years! Yep. Ten years. I’m not sure how we lived with it for so long. Other than it’s the guest bathroom that doesn’t get used much. We finally got around to a mini remodel this summer and I think I might have found the best paint for bathrooms with hideous wall colors like ours! Today is also my little blogging groups monthly challenge. This month we’re painting something. Scroll down to see what everyone else painted. (And to see the amazing transformation ONE QUART of paint made in this small bathroom.)
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Here’s a little intro I did on Facebook so you can see what our bathroom looked like BEFORE we did any work to it:
The whole bathroom is only 30″ wide. We didn’t really need a full size towel rack and even though it only stuck out a couple of inches, it seemed to big for the room. So I took it off.
We got a wall repair patch kit and filled in the holes. After that was dry I sanded those areas, dusted, and cleaned the walls with an all purpose cleaner. Now for the paint that I’ve decided is the best paint for bathrooms with old ugly paint on the walls!
Best Paint for Bathrooms
- Sherwin Williams Emerald, Satin, in Passive (7064)
I went back and forth between brands and colors for a while before I chose this one. Even though it was more than I usually pay for wall paint I decided on it for a few different reasons:
- No primer was needed. Saving me:
- pain the next day…lol…
- One coat coverage, also saving me time and a few days of sore muscles.
- This bathroom is so small that one quart would cover the whole room!
So, actually, the $25 I spent on one quart of Sherwin Williams Emerald was cheaper than buying primer and a gallon of a lower quality paint.
I have to say that I wasn’t too sure about it covering in one coat. But the salesman down at the store assured me it would so I got started.
Look… the previous owner didn’t paint behind the toilet! We never noticed, showing that if you don’t want to paint behind your toilet, don’t do it. We needed to replace the toilet anyway so it was easier to paint while it was gone.
First, I cut in the corners with a brush, then painted the wall before the edges dry.
Now there are specific bathroom paints that are mold and mildew resistant. But we live in a dry climate and there’s no shower in this bathroom so this satin wall paint will be fine.
About halfway through I was SUPER glad it was covering in one coat ’cause I was getting tired & hot! I painted the ceiling the same color and it was work getting up on that ladder and rolling paint over my head.
What a difference!!!
I showed you how I painted my sink a few weeks ago. Our mirror project is still coming. Sign up for our DIY home emails and it will come straight to your inbox when it’s published. You’ll also get the full powder room reveal, which is next month’s blogging challenge!
BTW, Sherwin Williams did NOT sponsor this post. Maybe they will another time. I still have a few walls that need paint!
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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