When considering the rooms in your home, the bathroom is one of the most used and most important spaces. Because of their importance, this makes bathrooms a prime opportunity to show off your interior design style by creating a vibrant focal point that your guests are bound to see.
Beyond style and color, the paint in your bathroom also has to withstand some pretty tough conditions. Near constant exposure to moisture can take a toll on your paint and it is important to consider these conditions in order to choose the best, and most long-lasting, paint.
Bathroom Paint Considerations
Which gloss is the right gloss? Your bathroom paint needs to be durable. Over the course of its lifetime, it will most likely be scrubbed, cleaned, and dried. The room needs a semi-gloss paint to withstand these practices. If your family is especially hard on your house, a high-gloss paint may be an even better choice!
Think about what type of bathroom you have. Chances are that if you’re painting a half-bath, the amount of steam and moisture in that room will be limited. There is probably not as much of a need for specialized paint. However, if you are remodeling a full bath, with a tub or shower, it is going to be in your best interest to purchase mildew- and mold-resistant paint. Doing it right the first time will save you time and money in the future.
In thinking about steam and moisture, ventilation is crucial in your bathroom. If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, you will need a high power ventilation fan to work against the mold and mildew that forms from trapped steam. This will keep large scale problems from arising, preserve the quality of your paint job, and ensure that it lasts for a long, long time.
An excellent finishing touch for your paint job is found by simply looking up. There are so many different light fixtures that can serve as the final piece for your design project. Evaluate the natural light in your bathroom and decide how bright of a light fixture your bathroom will need. Choose a light fixture that complements the placement of your mirror while also emphasizing your new paint job.
Bluenote Painting offers a variety of residential painting services and can help take the guesswork and stress out of repainting your bathroom, whether you live in West Hills, Alameda, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, West Linn or any other neighborhoods near Portland.
Take a look at our bathroom paint work and let us know what you think!