Painting a Bathroom: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Great Finish

Blue painted bathroom with contemporary pink basin, brass tap and white tiling
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Painting a bathroom with a fresh new coat of paint will instantly transform how your space looks.

Bathrooms arguably require more care than other rooms in the home, as they can be prone to damp and mould if not properly looked after. Get your prep right and choose the correct paint, and the result will be a long-lasting finish. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.