Tips For Preparing To Paint Your Bathroom in Phoenix, AZ
A bathroom painting project is generally easy, but if you don’t prepare for it properly, you could very well be setting yourself up for failure.
The preparation process in a painting project is essential since it sets your initial pacing and determines how your painting process will go – a lack of preparation in a painting project will definitely be a rocky and difficult one.
So, if you want to ensure that your painting project goes well, here’s something that’ll help you achieve that.
Here are Tips For Preparing To Paint Your Bathroom.
1. Clear The Bathroom Space
In preparing to paint your bathroom, one of the first things that you should be doing would be to clear your bathroom space.
This includes all of your bathroom furniture and essentials, to allow more space in the area.
This is important because you’ll want to free up as much space as possible when you are painting your bathroom so you can freely move about and go around as you paint in the area.
Additionally, putting your bathroom essentials and furniture away from the area will significantly lessen your chances of tripping or slipping over something sprawled on the floor, which can be potentially messy, given the fact that you are handling and transporting paint in this project.
However, for bathroom fixtures such as your toilet, your sink, your shower, or even your tub (which you cannot temporarily move as they are fixed in place) you’ll want to cover them up with drop cloths instead, to avoid getting paint drips all over them as you get on with painting your bathroom.
2. Scrub Your Walls and Floors
As an essential part of your bathroom painting project, or any painting project really, you should do proper surface preparation – in this case, scrub your bathroom walls and floors.
Over time of repeated usage and constant exposure to water and moisture, our bathrooms will have developed a film of muck and slime, which can be slippery and will mess up your coat of paint.
If not removed, this could result in a messy paint finish, one you’ll definitely be unsatisfied with and you’re bound to redo and repaint, doubling both your efforts and expenses.
So, prior to doing your painting project, you should ensure to scrub your bathroom walls and floors.
3. Make Sure To Dry Your Floors and Walls
Next, after making sure that your bathroom floors and walls are scrubbed clean, you should now make sure to allot enough time for them to dry.
Of course, it’ll be impossible and wrong to paint on a wet surface, let alone do a paint project on wet and inevitably slippery floors – you’re just setting yourself up for failure and potentially an accident just waiting to happen.
So, after scrubbing your floors and walls clean of muck and slime, you should make sure to dry them first before you step in and proceed with your painting project.
4. Get The Appropriate Paint
In any type of painting project, one will have to acquire a specific paint formulation specially designed for that type of project – and your bathroom painting project is not an exception to this.
So, when you are shopping for paint, you should ensure to get a paint formulation specially made for bathrooms – one that can withstand constant exposure to moisture, and preferably one that inhibits the growth of molds, which can be common in bathrooms.
If you’re not exactly sure which one to get, don’t be shy to ask for help from a paint professional – they’ll definitely be glad to assist you!
5. Make Sure To Disable All Electrical Devices
Lastly, when you are painting your bathroom, you should make sure to disable all electrical devices present in your bathroom.
It will be beneficial for you to disable these electrical devices since they can pose a huge danger to you – having them disabled will be one less worry you’ll have to think of in your painting project!
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Jim Bailey was born and raised in the High Desert of California. While earning his BA in Urban Studies and Planning at UC San Diego, he started painting houses in the summer and has yet to look back.
After a few years in California, Jim moved to Austin, Texas, where he and his team would paint several hundred homes across that large state a year. A need to get closer to family, west coast beaches and mountains brought him to Phoenix in 2004.
Since moving to Phoenix, Jim has continued his work as a house painter – but with a new focus on building lifelong relationships and raving fans. For Jim, this starts with community service. As a team, they love taking nominations for someone who needs painting but cannot afford it and just taking care of it for them!