It is not always possible to choose PVC or tile for the bathroom, but even whitewashing or plastering seems too boring or rough. The problem with the choice is easy to solve with the help of painting the walls in the bathroom. Finishing paint is very diverse due to the abundance of colors, different textures, with its help it is easy to create any ornaments, paintings and whole artistic canvases, if design requires. To properly paint the walls in the bathroom, you need to choose the right paint for the composition and shade, carefully preparing the base for the result to be stylish and durable.
Painting the walls will help create a modern stylish interior.
Peculiarities of using paint
If you look at photos with interiors of bathrooms, you will notice that painting of walls is increasingly being chosen as a decoration. Such a design may look fresh and original, but many stop prejudice about the paint. It seems too primitive and cheap finish option, boring or not suitable for home. In fact, this is a delusion, there are a lot of advantages at painted walls.
When thinking about the paint there is a picture with dull dirty blue or dull green walls. Of course, very few people would like this option, recalling rather a bureaucratic building or an apartment of the Soviet era, when such finishing was considered standard.
Blue wall color looks very easy when combined with white furniture.
But times are changing, modern water-based waterproof dyes have replaced the oil paint. They have a lot of colors, nice appearance, and if you wish, you can create an interesting design by combining water-based paint with other coatings or using several colors.
Such wall decoration is suitable for cozy Provence, and for modern pop art. You can use stencils, paint the walls with patterns or draw pictures - it all depends on the imagination and possibilities. Variants of modern design of a bathroom with painted walls can be seen in the photo below.
Smooth walls make it possible to depict any drawings.
Important! To make the painted surface look neat, use masking tape during work if you need to change color. This is especially convenient in the corners of the walls and at the joints with the floor or ceiling.
When painting works often use masking tape
Simplicity and efficiency of design
Of course, painting the walls of a bathroom can be expensive if you choose the most difficult paintings and hire workers, but in most cases this is one of the most economical ways of finishing. It is enough to compare the average cost of a can of paint with ceramic tiles or panels.
High-quality paint and properly selected color on the walls of the bathroom looks great
What exactly you have to fork out for is a high-quality primer and plaster, so that the walls are perfectly smooth. But when you want to repaint the walls in a new color, the preliminary work is no longer needed except for removing the old paint layer.
With the special nozzle you can quickly remove the old paint
It is not worth saving on leveling the base due to the fact that the layer of paint is thin and immediately reveals all the flaws of the surface, making them more noticeable. To avoid such trouble and requires careful work to align the walls for painting.
To paint on the walls laid down smoothly, it is necessary to work on their alignment
Good moisture resistance
If you still decide which paint to paint the walls in the bathroom, it is better to choose a coating based on acrylic or latex, they are great for rooms with high humidity. This finish does not spoil the water. Of course, a stone or tile is more resistant to moisture, nothing prevents the use of the most “wet” areas of the bathroom tile, and paint the remaining surfaces.
For rooms with high humidity, it is necessary to select a paint with good moisture resistance.
The combination of different materials diversifies the interior and helps to zone the space, which is especially convenient if the bathroom is combined. Variants of the design of the bathroom with the use of finishing paint and tiles can be viewed on the selection of photos below.
Important! So that the painted surface retains its appearance longer, take care of high-quality ventilation.
Resistance to fungus
Mold and fungi are the scourge of any wet room; it is sometimes hard to fight them. If there is poor ventilation in the bathroom, then such a nuisance can appear even in a tiled room. Fungi may not be visible to the eye, multiplying in the seams, but they still remain unhealthy.
To prevent the growth of mold or fungi, there are special colorful coatings with special components that destroy spores. By choosing such paint for the bathroom walls, you can be sure that the chance of mold will be negligible. And to make the paint more efficient, apply it in several layers. Externally, this coating does not differ from the usual paint, options for the design of a painted bathroom are presented in the photo below.
There is an opinion that the paint will certainly be covered with cracks. However, the matter here is not at all in the humidity inherent in bathrooms, the coating can crack due to improperly prepared surfaces for painting. This is another reason why the base should be 100% flat.
It is possible to avoid the appearance of cracks; it is important to ensure that each layer of plaster and primer dry out well before applying a new one; each layer of primer must dry completely before applying the paint. You should not save on the quality of materials, cheap paints and plaster will crack faster even with perfect wall preparation.
Someone from the choice of paint can be repelled by the appearance of white bloom due to hard water, but it will appear on the tile and on the panels. Hard water that flows in most homes causes limescale to occur not only on the walls, but also on the dishes.
On the painted walls sooner or later a whitish plaque will appear, it is especially visible on dark surfaces. In order to make calcareous stains not so visible, it is worth using light-colored paint, which is easy to choose. The design of the bathroom with walls painted in bright colors can be seen in the photo below.
The possible appearance of a raid will require regular cleaning in the bathroom. To remove limescale or soapy stains from the walls, use an ordinary cleaning agent and a sponge or soft brush, and then rinse the surface again with plain water. After the procedure, be sure to wipe the surface dry.
Important! Places where water sprays most often fall (for example, near the shower or over the sink) are better tiled.
What paint to choose
In modern building stores a lot of paint, which can paint the walls in the bathroom instead of using tiles. They differ in composition, cost, and also have their own characteristics. Whatever paint you choose, all its varieties are resistant to water and high temperatures. Different interiors of bathrooms for painting are presented in the photo below, we consider the most popular colorful compositions used for repairs.
Such paints are environmentally friendly materials, they do not have a sharp unpleasant odor and are easy to apply. Aqueous emulsion paint quietly tolerates the effects of water and steam, it is great for painting a bathroom, but a significant disadvantage of it is the low resistance to damage.
It is also worth using detergents with care during cleaning - some of them can ruin the coating by simply washing the paint off the walls.
Acrylic and latex
This coating copes well with the effects of water, temperature or steam, and a rich palette allows the use of acrylic and latex paints in all interiors. Unlike water-emulsion, such materials are not afraid of accidental scratches or impacts, they are not damaged by the effects of household chemicals. Acrylic or latex paints last for a long time.
Relatively new material in domestic markets, but in Europe such paints have been used for quite some time. Chlorine rubber is popular due to its physical characteristics, it is used not only for painting bathrooms, but also in swimming pools, where the loads are much higher.
Previously, it was the most popular option for finishing the bathroom, which is often found in Khrushchev. Oil paint is the most inexpensive, it is strong enough not to scratch from minor damage, does not deteriorate from moisture. The disadvantages include a long drying time, as well as a persistent unpleasant odor characteristic of it.
Matte or glossy surface
In the photo with different ideas for the design of a bathroom for painting, you can find glossy or matte coatings. The choice depends on the style of the interior or the size of the room.
Gloss is well suited for modern interior styles, such a high-tech or minimalist coating is particularly effective. Shiny surfaces are also appropriate in small rooms, making the space lighter and wider. And if you add mirrors and correctly distribute the light, the effect will only intensify. On the gloss, stains, stains, dust are more visible, such a bathroom will require more thorough care.
Opaque walls are more often chosen for the design of spacious rooms. Such decor looks more relaxed, visually reducing the size, making the interior more comfortable. Matte paint is able to hide minor defects that are well manifested in gloss. This design is more appropriate for the classics, Provence, eco-style, Mediterranean style, etc.
The choice of colors is important for design, because the color affects the perception of the interior, mood and mental state. It is important in advance, at the stage of creating a design project, to decide in what color it is more appropriate to paint the walls in the bathroom. Since this room is most often used for quiet and relaxed pastime, it is better to choose a calm design of blue or green shades.
White is quite versatile and popular for finishing the bathroom, but do not overdo it. In its pure form, snow-white creates the effect of a cold space, associated with not the most pleasant things, for example, with a hospital. To avoid this effect in the interior design it is worth using a warmer shade of white - milky. And for a change, you can add accessories of bright colors, the benefit of white is combined with any shades, so it is impossible to make a mistake in choosing.
Black, burgundy or even red interior design can look original, it is important to correctly choose proportions and dilute too aggressive colors with more neutral ones. Also, different colors can be used for zoning a room or highlighting individual elements. To highlight the shower area, a device with an accent wall of a contrasting color or with an ornament on a calm monophonic background is often used. What colors to paint the walls in the bathroom, you can look at the photo of the interior and draw ideas from there for design.
The stage of preparing the walls in the bathroom for painting is very important, the quality and durability of the repair itself depends on it. You can prepare the foundation yourself or hire specialists. How to prepare and paint the walls in the bathroom at home can be seen in the photo below.
Dismantling the old coating
Having decided what paint to paint the walls in the bathroom, it's time to start preparing the base. The first step is to remove the tile or remove old paint. With this you can almost easily do it yourself. To remove the old paint layer sometimes hard enough trowel. If in some places the old coating is too tight, you can sand it and leave it.
This is an intermediate stage of the preparatory work for the preparation of walls for painting. When choosing a putty you should take into account the high humidity of the room, it is better to choose a latex-based water-emulsion mixture. This putty is specially designed for use in wet areas, so perfectly cope with the task.
The method of applying the putty on the walls is the same as in plaster - using a spatula evenly. Apply the solution in the direction from the bottom up. The first thing you need to cover up the most uneven places, and then align the rest.
Like a plaster, primer for walls for painting in the bathroom should also be waterproof. The choice of soil depends only on you, since most of the primers are universal, the average price of a primer in stores is 200 rubles. Before applying be sure to read the instructions on the bank, as well as take into account the drying time. It is possible to start painting in 24 hours after priming the walls.
Important! Primer should be applied at least in two layers.
The process of priming the surface before painting the walls in the bathroom can be viewed in the photo below.
The final stage of finishing, he is the most important. It is necessary to apply a colorful coating carefully so as not to stain the floor and plumbing. For these purposes, it is better to take out the furniture before work, and cover the bath with a sink with a film. The painting process is extremely simple, so this stage can be done easily with your own hands:
- Prepare a soft roller and tassels for corners and hard-to-reach places.
- The first layer is applied as a base, it should cover the color of the primer and serve as the main background.
- The second layer is most often finishing (in rare cases, three layers are used), it is necessary to apply it after complete drying of the previous one.
- The third layer may be required if the paint does not completely cover the surface, or if there are gaps or uneven painting.
The quality of work depends largely on the correct technique of applying a paint coating to the substrate. Each new layer is applied in a direction perpendicular to the previous one. If you first painted the walls with vertical movements, the second time you need to move in a horizontal direction.
The last finishing layer is always applied vertically, it is necessary to evenly distribute the paint on the wall, thus avoiding the appearance of drips. How to paint the bathroom with your own hands can be considered in detail in the photo below.
So, paint is a universal tool for decoration, such an interior design can look no worse than other options. To make the interior of the bathroom look stylish and beautiful, it is necessary to choose the right paint composition suitable for wet rooms, so the repair will last much longer. It is equally important to choose a shade and texture, as well as not to miss any of the stages of preparing the walls for painting. An integrated approach to repair will ensure its high quality and durability.