Is It Time to Repaint Your Master Bathroom?

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Your master bathroom is likely more than just the space where you take a shower or brush your teeth. It’s the space where you soak in the tub and relax after a long day at work or put on your makeup and get ready for a fun night on the town. Your master bathroom should be functional, but it should also be aesthetically pleasing. One of the best ways to change up the entire look and feel of your space is to hire a painter to paint the walls. If you’ve done this in the past, one of the questions you may have now is when your master bathroom needs to be repainted. Here are nine signs that you could benefit from hiring a painter to apply a fresh coat of paint to your walls.

1. It’s Been Five Years or Longer Since the Space Was Painted

If you last painted your master bathroom five years ago or longer, now is the time to freshen up the space with a new coat of paint. According to Angi, as a general rule of thumb, you should repaint your home every four to six years. This is because paint doesn’t last forever. Repainting helps to keep the paint vibrant and in good condition. While you may be able to go a bit longer between painting jobs if your painters use quality paint, you shouldn’t go much longer than five or six years in a humid and musty bathroom space, as the moisture in the air negatively affects paint and shortens its lifespan.

2. The Color Makes Your Bathroom Look Smaller Than It Is

One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when originally selecting a color for a bathroom is selecting a dark color. Bathrooms are typically small spaces, and dark paint on small spaces actually tricks the eye into making the space appear smaller. This can negatively impact the overall appearance of your bathroom. If you have painted the space, and it just feels smaller or more cramped, it may be time to revert to a lighter color. This helps to make the space look and feel larger.

3. The Color Makes Your Bathroom Appear Dark

Speaking of the impact that paint colors can have, another sign that it may be time to hire a painter to repaint your bathroom is that your space looks dark. Bathrooms typically don’t have a lot of natural light, if they have any at all. This can make a bathroom feel like a dark and unwelcoming space. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to help make a bathroom seem brighter and more airy. This includes painting the walls a lighter or brighter color, such as cream, yellow, or pastels. You can also hang mirrors to help reflect any natural light in the space.

4. The Paint Color Is Outdated

Certain colors are more trendy or popular at different times. As such, you may have selected a paint color for your master bathroom based on what was popular at the time, such as a Pantone Color of the Year. However, once that color starts to wane from popularity, it may quickly date your space and make it feel outdated. When this happens, you want to update your paint color quickly to prevent your space from looking old. Try to select neutral colors, which tend to be more classic, to ensure your color scheme doesn’t go out of style.

5. The Color Doesn’t Match the Rest of Your Space

Homeowners are constantly making changes to their spaces. You may have hung new curtains, bought a new comforter, or even purchased new furniture for your bedroom. Since your master bedroom and master bathroom are connected and intertwined, your bathroom may no longer match the look and feel of the rest of your space when you make these changes. A painter can work with you to find a color that complements your master bedroom, ensuring your bedroom and bathroom flow well together and look cohesive next to each other.

6. The Paint Is Peeling, Chipping, or Flaking

One of the tell-tale signs that indicates that you need to repaint any type of surface, including both interior and exterior surfaces, is that the paint is experiencing problems. If you notice your paint is peeling, chipping, or flaking, your paint is telling you loud and clear that it’s at the end of its lifespan. A great painter will likely prime the walls in your bathroom before painting them, as this helps your paint to withstand the moisture and humidity in your space. This helps to minimize your paint from premature peeling, flaking, or chipping.

7. Your Walls Look Dirty or Stained

You should wipe your walls down on a monthly basis to remove dust, dirt, cobwebs, and fingerprints. This helps to keep them looking their best. However, there may come a time when your walls constantly look dirty. They may have mold or mildew stains on them, they may have greasy fingerprints that you cannot wipe away, or they may simply just look dirty. If you’ve tried to clean your painted walls and haven’t had any success, it is time to move on from cleaning and instead focus on hiring a painter to repaint your master bathroom.

8. The Paint Color Has Faded

Most bathrooms don’t have a lot of natural light, but they do get a small amount. Unfortunately, when the sun shines into your space, it can start to fade the paint where the sun hits. This leaves this part of your wall faded or discolored. This fading is more prominent if you select darker or richer colors. Unfortunately, once paint starts to fade, there is no way to revive it. Painting your walls again is the only way to correct fading.

9. You Want to Update or Change Your Space

The final sign that indicates that it’s time to repaint your master bathroom is simply wanting to update or change your space. You may have gotten into a rut, or you may be looking to give your bathroom space a facelift. One of the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective ways to alter your bathroom is to coat the walls with a new coat of paint. You can instantly change up the look and feel of the space and add value to your home simply by opting for a new paint color or a fresh coat of paint in the same color.

Your master bathroom is likely a functional space, but just because it functions well for you doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t also be aesthetically pleasing and fit in with the overall look and feel of your master bedroom and your home as a whole. If you notice one or more of the signs above, or you simply want to change up the mood of your space, you can benefit from having your master bathroom repainted. If you’re looking to hire a painter to paint one or more spaces in your home, our team at Midlands Pro Painters would love to help you. Reach out to us today to discuss your project with us and to obtain an estimate. We look forward to working with you!