Saturday, January 5, 2008

Bathroom Reno

First stop: Bathroom "Renovation"

We are planning on redoing our bathroom this summer, but I just couldn't take the pink anymore. The bathroom is a really really really small 1950's original bathroom... not anymore!
I had read online (thanks nesties) that I could pain my tile. So Andrew and I went to 4!!! different paint/hardware stores, until we found the paint we needed.

Tip 1: Go to a PAINT store, not a hardware store, and explain that you are looking for an oil based/mix paint for a bathroom.
Tip 2: If you want it to stick long term, you will need to lightly sand the tile and then clean it with amonia.

Tip 3: Tape it out and paint it with an oil based primer. Oil based takes a while to dry... so I got the primer and 1 coat done in day 1... then got up early day 2 and did coat 2 in 10 minutes!
Tip 4: Paint the tile with the top coat. (You may need 2 coats)
Tip 5: DO NOT use your bathroom for 3 days. The painstore guy told us that any time you paint you should not have steam in the room for 3 days. (We could use the sink and toilet... we just showered at the gym)
We did 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of top coat. I did not tape it out because I left the maroon at the top and the bottom. Also, I never tape.... a skill taught to me by Andrew.

Here are some pictures!

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