Painting your bathroom provides a simple and affordable way to add light, depth and atmosphere, and transforms the look of the room in an instant. Before starting any work, make sure to read this handy guide to ensure you achieve the best results.

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Paint is relatively simple to apply, and is available in an endless array of colours, so you can be as bold or as subtle as you like. Ideal for updating the bathroom without splashing the cash, a little planning is all that’s needed to get great results.

Step 1

First, you’ll need to take into consideration what you want to paint, are you aiming for a complete new look, or do you want to highlight a feature wall with colour? You’ll also need to work out how much paint will be needed too.

Step 2

Before choosing a colour scheme for your bathroom, have a good think about the look that you want to achieve. Bright splashes of colour catch the eye as well as open up a small space, and add a bold statement too. Muted tones are ideal for creating a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.

Step 3

It’s important to select the right type of paint for a bathroom environment and surfaces. So, make sure to choose paint that’s durable, easy to clean and mildew resistant.

Step 4

Choose eco-friendly paint formulas, which are better for both you and the environment.

Step 5

If you plan to paint the bathroom yourself make sure that you have good quality rollers and brushes to ensure an even finish, alternatively if you don’t fancy doing it yourself you can hire a professional to do the hard work for you.

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Top tip: You can also add pops of colour with bathroom furniture, accessories, bath mats and towels to bring the room to life.