Bathroom makeover

Who says feature walls only belong in lounges or bedrooms? 

Forget hospital whites for the bathroom – add a splash of drama with a feature wall in a bright shade or rich tone. Be brave in your colour choice – the area you are painting is likely to be small, so when you’re ready for a change, it can easily be replenished 

Step 1

Before you start painting, the wall surface must be clear of mould and soap build-up as well as being completely dry. Start by thoroughly cleaning and drying your intended feature wall. 

Step 2

Use a screwdriver to gently lever any tap fitting surrounds away from the wall (see above).    

Step 3

Use your cutting-in brush to carefully paint the outside edge of the feature wall. Take it slowly and don’t overload your brush with paint. Start painting about 5cm inside of where you want the final painted edge to be, before gently moving the brush towards it. 

Step 4

Fill in the rest of the feature wall surface using a roller.  

Step 5

Allow to dry before applying a second coat. Ensure second coat is dry before using the bathoom!

TIP: If you aren’t confident cutting in, protect the edges with low-tack masking tape.

You will need:

•    Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Waterborne Enamel in a colour of your choice – we used Resene Confidante 

•    A paint tray and mini roller 

•    An angled cutting-in brush 

•    Sugar soap or other surface cleaner, Resene Moss & Mould Killer to treat mould if present

•    Ladder, sandpaper, screwdriver and gloves (optional)  

For more Resene makeovers, click here 

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