Round 2… So the bathroom has slowly become a bit dated over the years. It wasn’t overly offensive so I have been mulling over whether to paint it or not for over a year. In the end, I just decided to go for it.
As you can see, the before wasn’t the worst. But it being a small bathroom, I wanted the space to feel larger, cleaner, fresh and if possible, just a bit more modern. At the beginning of 2020, we changed the bath panel, updated the storage and painted the ceiling black. This helped a lot but in the end, I decided it was time t bite the bullet and go for it.
Once I made my mind up, the next challenge was choosing the right paint. There are many brands out there at all price points, but I wanted something low to no VOC’s, durable and a good price. After many months of research, reading reviews and figuring out how much we would need, the product I went for Tikkurila Matt anti-mould paint. On their website, they have a splashback tile paint pack, with all the items you need including a primer. I doubled up on the primer and paint to make sure I would be able to do 2 coats of each. I read a few reviews that said it would need a couple of coats so wanted to make sure I had enough.
The whole process for purchasing was really easy and quick as to be expected nowadays. The only issue I had was it was sent in three boxes, which when signing for I didn’t notice, but once I contacted the company, they couldn’t have been more helpful. They looked into where the other box was, which had been damaged, and immediately sent out a replacement which arrived the next day.
The paint and primer are both touch dry within the hour and can be recoated within 5 hours. This was extremely useful given that it is our only bathroom and didn’t have a working shower so needed to get back up and running as soon as possible. It was really easy to apply and there was no bad smell or anything. I would definitely use the brand again.
So as you can see, I also tackled the taps and towel rail. I used the Rustoleum Universal all surface paint Matt black that I self-priming. Again this was easy to apply and is fast drying although you do have to wait 16 hours to recoat this.
So this is the final result and I have to say I’m thrilled with it!! It has made such a huge difference to the space and 1 week in it’s held up really well. I would highly recommend both products but particularly the Tikkurila products.
Tile Paint – Tikkurlia Paints Total – £90
Taps/ Towel radiator paint- Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Matt Paint & Primer Total – £10
Bath Panel – Smooth Spruce Tongue & groove Cladding (L)1.8m (W)95mm (T)7.5mm, Pack of 5 Total – £15
We bought the cupboards from Ikea but they no longer sell the range.
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