LIQUIDRed, a new bathroom accessories and tapware brand, recently updated a bathroom in a Honeydew family home that needed to be released from its 90’s themed design jail.
The result was a fun, inexpensive, vibrant bathroom space that has ultimately improved the home’s chances of resale. Take a look at a few steps you should bear in mind when updating and painting the tiles in your bathroom:
1. Prep the walls by sugar soaping the tiles
2. Remove existing accessories and use Polyfilla to patch up holes (make sure the Polyfilla is 100% dry before painting)
3. Protect your Sanware by taping around the bath, basin and toilet
4. Apply two coats of Tile & Melamine Primer. You will need approximately four litres for a small bathroom. Be sure to wait for the primer to dry between applications otherwise, the paint will lift
5. Apply two coats of tile paint – this bathroom used Plascon’s Impressionist’s Sky. Be sure to wait for the paint to dry between applications.
1. Prep the floor by sugar soaping the tiles
2. Apply one coat of double gloss, grey veranda paint for cement surfaces
3. Once the paint is completely dry, seal with a concrete floor sealer
Once the wall and floor tiles are painted, you could get creative with the renovation by installing a double dado railing around the bathroom made from recycled wooden pallets, and wash it with a watered-down, acrylic paint, like this Honeydew homeowner.
She also added grey Moroccan inspired tiles around the mirror from Earthly Mosaics, to complement the floor colour and create a detailed focal point. The owner added chic and stylish Lavish Range from LIQUIDRed and installed a stainless steel, non-heated Ladder Rail from their Unity Range to accommodate the bath towels.
To complement the upcycled railing, she used the same wooden pallets to make a light fitting with an over-sized globe as a unique and quirky feature for the space. The bathroom look was tied together with ‘bath-time’ pictures of the homeowner’s children set in wooden frames.
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