Project Bathroom: Paint Shop Pro.

And, at last, we’ve come to the good stuff; painting. Not that everything before this wasn’t important, but at least with this step you get visually pleasing results. Ideally, anyway ;-).

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We have decided upon two separate colors for the bathroom; a very light blue (almost white, especially in photos) for the walls, and a darker blue for the ceiling, windows and door frame. We were on the fence on whether or not to paint the inside of the door, but have decided to leave it as-is for now. The project was already starting to take up a lot of time and kept us from being able to use the bathroom at home. Not the greatest experience, I have to admit.

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We put on three coats of paint in total. The first two coats on the same day, as the paint dried relatively quickly, and the third coat the next night. The dark blue covered much better so we didn’t have to be as thorough with that one as with the light-blue color on the walls. Even after two coats we could see some shadows coming through of what was behind it before, but the third coat fortunately got rid of that all.

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We also painted the windows right away. These only needed two coats, so that was great.

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That’s it! I’m telling you, even after the first coat the bathroom already looked completely different (heck, just the primer did that). When I started with the ceiling the entire room just completely changed, and I mean that in the most positive of ways.

Project Bathroom: Primer time.

Now we’re getting to the real stuff! It’s time to put on a layer or two of primer, in preparation of theĀ real real stuff. Sigh. Ok, well, let’s get on with it!

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Painting is relatively straight-forward, so this was quite easy. Just time consuming, of course. Since this is the ground layer you don’t have to be all that careful, especially with the right pieces taped off and all, so this was really just a question of getting it all on the wall.

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After letting the first layer dry overnight, we applied the second layer the second evening, and let this too dry overnight. The result was already quite good looking. While you could still see some of the original tile colors shine through, from a small distance the bathroom already looked incredibly different, being all white.

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We also applied primer to the windows, as these will be painted as-well. Younhee also took this moment to apply primer to a small plastic cabinet we have, in preparation for it to be painted firetruck-red-ish.

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