With a bit more time on my hands, I figured I’d get another section of the mid-century house painted. On the agenda this time around was the master bedroom bathroom. Now, don’t get me wrong, bathrooms in general offer their own set challenges. That being said, this particular bathroom truly tested my patience. From my experience, the worst/least desirable part about painting bathrooms is often painting behind and under the toilet. This time around, the area behind the toilet was the least of my worries. The wood paneling on the wall was different than that of anywhere else in the house. The seams between each plank were much deeper and required substantial brushwork with each separate coat of paint. To help with that particular task around the crown molding and the baseboard, I actually caulked each individual crack top and bottom. Definitely no small task.
When working in rooms that’ll need to stand-up to moisture or messes, semi-gloss paint is a good choice. So, even the ceiling got a coat of white semi-gloss paint. All in all, plenty of sanding, a good round of masking, two coats of primer, lots of cleaning, so much caulking (definitely my favorite step), and two coats of Repose Gray. Believe it or not, the toughest parts for me were painting behind the light fixture on the wall (which inconveniently doesn’t even allow the glass parts to come off) and painting behind the drawers near the door. YIKES!
Alas, it certainly turned out well and only took a day longer than I had planned. Definitely happy with the results, as per usual. Until time permits, this will be my last round of work on the house for a while. Another room, done and done.