How to Paint a Bathroom Countertop
Want an easy, inexpensive color change for your bathroom? Paint that old, laminated countertop for a simple makeover with a big impact. Here's how to do it.
interior wall paint, satin and flat finishes
paint rollers and covers
ceiling light-and-fan combination fixture
Start by finding a new wall color.
Experiment on poster board with sample jars of paint to save money.
To make room seem larger, paint walls neutral color or white; for comfortable feel, choose sunny, warm color; to make space relaxing, choose ocean blues or greens.
Satin finish is easier to clean than flat finish, and paint that resists stain and mildew is best for a bathroom.
To tie in with walls, use same base color but in flat finish.
Go lighter or darker with glaze. For stripes, use brush to wipe off glaze; for texture, wipe glaze with different materials, like plastic wrap, newspaper, or cheesecloth.
Use fine-grit sandpaper to "age" corners and nail to create faux wormholes.
Flat paint absorbs glaze better than satin finish.
Finish with new faucet and new hardware.
Install decorative ceiling light-exhaust fan combination. Install matching wall sconces on either side of mirror.
For extra light, trade frosted bulbs for clear bulbs.
CFL bulbs will save money and energy.
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