In the course of updating the look of your home, one place that people sometimes forget about is the bathroom – though it’s a place that people will invariably spend a good amount of time on any given day.
It’s important when you’re looking to do this to make sure that you try to avoid making certain mistakes that could possibly jeopardize your project or at the very least make it cost significantly more or take a lot longer than necessary.
The first thing that a lot of people do when they’re looking at painting their bathroom is entirely overlooking what their bathroom looks like before they even get started.
The problem is that when this includes not noticing that their bathroom is full of mildew and mold and they try to just paint right over it, there will be problems.
You might think that you are just going to be able to paint right over their mold and mildew and that nothing is going to go wrong — but this is far from being the case.
Indeed, the mold and mildew will likely persist and continue to show through the paint, meaning that you’d basically have to start the painting project all over again.
When you’re painting the interior of your paint, you should be fairly well aware that you’re not going to be using the same kind of paint that you use on the exterior of your home.
The paint that you use when you are painting your bathroom should be specific for areas that are going to have higher levels of moisture in the air — for doing otherwise is nearly like inviting mold and mildew to come to your bathroom.
In the course of painting your bathroom, it’s fundamentally important that you spend some time testing out the colors before you paint the entire bathroom in that color or colors.
There are many ways that you can test out colors prior to painting — even if this means just getting color swatches from the paint store or even getting small paint samples and then taking the time to paint small areas and then looking at them in a variety of light conditions to see how they compare.
A huge problem that a lot of people have is with time — in that, they feel like they don’t have enough time to get their painting projects done.
With that being the case, they make the mistake of not allowing enough time for their paint to dry.
Unfortunately, by doing this they are setting themselves up for failure as when you don’t allow the paint to dry you are going to have an issue with the paint coat that you apply afterward.
Specifically, you’re going to see as you paint the follow-up coat that the first coat is partially removed and possibly even fully removed, depending on how long it has been since the paint was applied.
Lastly, one of the biggest yet easiest to make mistakes is to not calculate how much paint you are going to need to paint your bathroom.
By not doing this, you’re going to possibly purchase either too much paint or not enough paint, both of which will be problematic in terms of a long-term painting project.
Having too little is bad because you’re going to have to put your painting on hold while you get more and having too much is also bad in that you’ll have a bunch of paint sitting around and nothing to do with it.
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