Diy Bathroom Wall

DIY Bathroom Wall - Be creative!

DIY bathroom wall projects can be remarkably varied. Think about what you can do yourself, and relate this to a DIY bathroom wall. You could paint it, tile it, wallpaper it or work on existing surfaces to make them more decorative. Once you have decided which route to take, you will be ready to tackle your DIY bathroom wall project.

If your bathroom walls are a combination of tiles and paint, you can either repaint the walls, perhaps adding some stencilling to add some originality. Otherwise you could remove the existing tiles and retile either the full wall surfaces, or just the sections that were previously tiled. Another option is to paint existing tiles to add colour and brighten up the room. If paint is your preferred option, the secret is to choose a type that will work well in your bathroom. If you are going to paint over tiles, prepare them with a specially manufactured tile primer first, otherwise the paint is likely to peel off.

If you have artistic talents, murals can look lovely on bathroom walls. Or you can simply play with colour, rubbing it into the wall to highlight textures. Here is one idea. Start with a clean, white surface and choose one or more colours that will work with any tiles that are already in the room, either on the walls or on the floor. Buy a good quality water-based paint and thin it down with an equal amount of water, and then use a cloth soaked in the paint mix to cover the walls. Work in sections, and as the paint starts to dry, rub as if you are polishing a table. The rougher the walls, the more interesting the effect will be. Sky blue works particularly well, producing a cloudy effect that is attractive and relaxing when you are soaking in the bath.

Wallpaper is not everybody's cup of tea, but a good-quality wallpaper will give you an instant makeover and will be easy to maintain. Just remember that any wallpaper used in a bathroom needs to be durable and water resistant so that it will withstand steam and condensation without starting to peel off. Go for vinyl or a vinyl-coated type. If you decide to cut costs and use a standard-type paper, then use a water-based glaze coat over the top of the paper to protect it. Don't use polyurethane coatings or any type of varnish because it will yellow the surface.

If you want to transform your bathroom walls but aren't sure where to start, visit your local library and look at photographs in books. Or buy current house orientated magazines for ideas. When you are sure of what you want to do, work out the quantity of materials you will need and then enjoy transforming your DIY bathroom wall.

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