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Update Your Bathroom with Studio Color Wall Paint

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AFTER

BEFORE

It’s easy to give your powder room a brand new look with Studio Color wall paint!

  1. First, inspect your walls for any cracks or holes. We recommend DAP spackling products to repair any small wall damage prior to painting. After applying spackle, sand walls to a smooth surface according to package directions, we suggest Gator Finishing sanding products. 
  2. Cleaning your wall with mild, non-oily soap and water before painting is suggested to create a fresh surface. Be sure to let your wall dry completely.
  3. If painting a lighter color over an existing dark color, we suggest priming first with Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 primer. Priming would also be recommended for painting over new drywall, bare wood, metal and surfaces that may have issues with paint adhesion.
  4. Apply painter’s tape to protect base boards and other areas including trim, molding and light fixtures. Make sure to have a tight seal when applying painters tape to ensure no paint seeps underneath the tape. We suggest using a drop cloth or plastic sheeting to protect your floors as well.
  5. Be sure to properly mix your paint with a stir stick prior to pouring into a paint tray. If your project requires more than one can of paint, mix them together in a larger bucket.Be sure to only combine cans of paint if the color and sheen are the same.
  6. Using a high quality angled brush, cut in around the trim and the top and bottom areas of your wall first. Without reloading your brush, make a second pass at your first stroke.Finish by feathering out the edge and drag the tips of the bristles lightly over the outside line to help spread the paint.This technique will provide a smooth appearance after roller application. Be sure to keep a wet edge and not let the paint dry before rolling paint onto wall.
  7. Using a high quality roller with a 3/8” – ½” nap, apply paint in a “W” motion from top to bottom and working in small sections until it is completely filled in. Overlap your strokes for best coverage and be sure the roller is consistently reloaded with paint to keep a wet edge. Painting in a “W” motion will ensure equal distribution of paint and even coverage on your wall.
  8. Gently remove painter’s tape when paint is dry to the touch, but still slightly tacky. Work slowly to ensure paint doesn’t pull up with the tape
  9. Clean up spills, splatters and paint tools with mild, non-oily soap and warm water.
  10. Wait 24 hours before hanging pictures and other décor on your wall. Enjoy your newly painted room!

Tip: Using an extension pole with your roller helps to reach the highest sections of your wall nearest the ceiling.