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Kitchen Cabinets---Family Rooms

Painting Baths is really no different in preparation than Painting any other room... follow all the steps that we outline in Set-Up and Prep and Paint before you start...

  • bathroomIf you have no Exhaust Fan installed in your Bath, you should consider installing one... they help quite a lot to prevent moisture and mildew build-up...
  • If you don't install an Exhaust Fan, always leave the window and door cracked open when you use the shower, to prevent moisture and mildew damage to your walls and ceiling...
  • In small Baths it is sometimes easier to remove the bath Door to enable more room when working...
  • It really is not necessary to remove towel racks or other hardware, just Brush around them using your knowledge of Brushing and Cutting ...
  • However you should TAPE, using plain 1 inch masking tape, around TILE edge tops and Towel Rack tops and other hardware tops to prevent roller spray from getting on them...
  • Since Baths have lots of moisture present, it is absolutely mandatory that you Prime all surfaces first with a Pigmented Shellac Primer Sealer after preparing the surfaces and before applying the finish coat...
  • There is no need to waste time washing surfaces first to remove any mildew, the Pigmented Shellac Primer Sealer will seal it in properly... you can if desired, SAND heavy mildew first with coarse sand paper...
  • Now you can Paint the surfaces using an Acrylic Semi-Gloss or Satin Finish Paint (we recommend Sherwin Williams Classic-99)... brush in corners, edges and around fixtures etc and roll the rest, then brush the base area last... following the Techniques for Roll Ceilings and Walls and Roll Walls ...
  • Unless the Bath is extremely large in overall size (over 100 sq ft), we recommend Painting the ceiling the same color as the walls... it will look better and help make the room appear larger and "roomier"...
  • After the paint sets-up for about 15-20 minutes, we recommend giving all surfaces a "Double Roll" using a "Dry Roller" to "Tighten-Up" the STIPPLE and provide better moisture resistance...
  • Next Paint any Woodwork, if necessary... Windows and Door Casings and Doors ...
  • Finally remove all Tape and check for Drips etc and Clean Up ... and rehang the Bath Door if necessary...
  • Acrylic Paint needs at least 14 Days to CURE Properly... we STRONGLY recommend NOT using the Hot Shower during this time (steam can damage the Paint film, take a bath instead) ...

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tip Instead of pouring solvent directly onto your Hands for Cleaning-Up... pour it onto a RAG then use the RAG to clean-up your hands! [read all the tips]

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