Bathroom Painting

Bathroom painting can help transform your wash space, protect against mildew and mold, and potentially increase your home’s value.

Bathrooms have become more of a relaxing safe haven than they used to be, moving beyond the functional and becoming a place we can truly enjoy. With endless ways to pamper ourselves, it’s important that we enjoy spending time in the place we bathe.

There are many reasons to paint the walls in your bathroom, including:

  • Create a space that is aesthetically pleasing
  • Protect your walls against mildew & mold
  • Increase your home’s value
  • Improve cleaning efficiency

4 Reasons to Paint Your Bathroom Walls

Whether you want to freshen up your existing paint job or create a whole new aesthetic in your bathroom, selecting the right bathroom paint is so important for long-lasting effective results. At On The Spot Painting, we only use high-quality paints, designed perfectly for your bathroom wall.

1. Create an Aesthetically Pleasing Space

Your bathroom doesn’t need to just be a functional place, it can also be a place where you genuinely enjoy spending time. The design and colour scheme of a room can greatly impact your mood, so carefully designing your bathroom using aesthetically pleasing colours with a semi-gloss finish paired with impressive wall art can have a positive benefit on your whole family.

Our professional painters understand the importance of having a bathroom that is beautifully painted, so we will work with you during your consultation to help you select a colour scheme that works for your family and your home.

2. Protect Your Walls

Painting your bathroom walls is really important to prevent mildew and mold from developing in the naturally damp environment. Moisture can affect your bathroom in the form of steam and direct water splashes, so your walls need to be protected to prevent further damage down the line.

Moisture can sometimes penetrate a poor quality paint and enter the drywall or plaster underneath. This could be detrimental to the walls stability if mold develops and is left to grow. Our painting experts will always use an appropriate paint with mildew-resistant qualities to reduce the chances of this happening, protecting your safe haven for many years to come.

3. Increase Your Home’s Value

Having rooms that look good, create a welcoming impression and are well put-together are more likely to be of interest to potential future buyers. Even if you have an older bathroom, adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls can transform the space into a whole new space, making it more appealing overall.

4. Improve Cleaning Efficiency

Having bathroom walls that are well-primed and painted with a semi-gloss or glossy paint finish means you can wipe them down quickly and efficiently for a thorough clean. Bathrooms are one of the spaces in the home that requires extra care when cleaning, so having smooth walls makes cleaning your powder room that much easier.

Our Bathroom Paint Process

Our 20 years of experience have allowed us to create a tried-and-tested process for completing painting projects efficiently and to a high standard. Our process typically involves:

Free Consultation

The first step in our bathroom painting process is an in-depth free consultation. We like to come out to your home to view your bathroom for ourselves. It helps us understand the size of the room, the obstacles that may need to be worked around (i.e. the toilet tank, towel racks etc) and the look that you’re going for.

During this consultation, we like to provide you with a no-obligation quote so you know exactly how much you’d be required to pay, before we ever pick up a paint brush. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about our service as we like to work with you throughout the project to make sure you’re always 100% happy with us.


When we paint a bathroom, we know that there are fixtures that cannot be removed and must be worked around, so instead, we cover areas that may be difficult to get around and we move what we can.

Our experts will remove wall hangings, place painter’s tape around edges, use drop cloths or plastic sheeting to cover unmovable items and frame the bathroom trim for protection, so we can avoid painting items that do not need to be painted.


As with a lot of internal painting projects, it’s necessary for us to prime bathroom walls before we begin painting them. In order to prime them, we must clean walls thoroughly first, to ensure a clean slate for us to work with.

Then, a strong, high-quality primer helps the paint adhere correctly to the wall and helps the paint resist mold & mildew, creating a smooth, long-lasting finish.


Next, we will apply the first coat of a good quality paint with a steady hand for even coverage. More often than not, a second coat is needed to ensure a smooth finish before we can let the paint dry in a well-ventilated room.

Painting the walls in your bathroom can be difficult if you have a small space, so our experts make use of the right tools to provide a high-quality service every time. Our painters are experts in the field, so we utilize the best bathroom painting tips to ensure a speedy service that you’re 100% happy with.


No painting project is complete until the area is put back the way it was when we found it. All movable items will be replaced where possible and plastic sheeting and painter’s tape will be removed. As soon as your paint dries, you’ll be able to go back to enjoying your space, except now you’ll have a nice paint job to take advantage of!

Final Walkthrough

Once we’re all done, we like to do a thorough walkthrough with you before we sign off on the project. We’re not happy unless you’re happy so it’s important for us to communicate with you every step of the way.

Before we leave the site, we will allow you to ask any questions you may have about the paint project and if you see any issues afterwards, please contact us immediately so we can put things right.

FAQ’s For Bathroom Painting

Q. Do Bathroom Walls Need Paint?

A. It is highly recommended that you paint your walls to protect them against mold & mildew that are commonplace in moisture-rich environments such as bathrooms.

Due to the complexities of needing to paint around and avoid fixtures such as the toilet tank and bath tub, it’s best to leave your paint project to professional painters so you don’t damage any other features in your bathroom.

Q. Can You Paint Over An Old Paint Job?

A. We can definitely paint over a previously painted wall. Whether your existing paint is flaking off and in poor quality, or you just fancy a new paint colour, there are options to suit you and your bathroom. We use the best paint on the market, so you can say goodbye to your old paint job and hello to new high-quality finishes.

Q. How Long Do I Have To Wait To Shower After Bathroom Painting?

A. When your bathroom has been freshly painted, it’s recommended that you allow 48 – 72 hours before showering or bathing. This is typically due to the steam and splashes that can happen, as this can cause the paint to become wet again and potentially result in dripping paint down the walls and onto the floor.

Q. Do You Offer Other Bathroom Painting Services?

A. Along with bathroom wall painting, you may also be interested in bathroom cabinet painting, bathroom counter top painting and even bathroom tile painting.

It is recommended that you reach out to On The Spot Painting, or discuss this with us during the consultation stage so we can let you know what we’re able to work with.

Q. How Much Does It Cost To Paint My Bathroom?

A. Estimating a cost without seeing your bathroom is extremely difficult. The price of a total bathroom paint project will depend on a variety of factors, mainly the size of the bathroom. A small bathroom will be much cheaper than a large double bathroom, for example.

We would love the chance to discuss your needs with you, so contact On The Spot Painting today for a free consultation.