Your bathroom has the potential to be one of the most beautiful rooms in your home. That may sound like a joke, given the fact that we tend to associate the loo with more, shall we say, “utilitarian” ends. That being said, from polished countertops and gleaming tile to finely finished porcelain and beautiful bath features, a bathroom really does have a lot of hidden potential. There’s a reason why it’s one of the great hidden gems which interior decorators like to turn to when they’re looking to add an extra dash of class to a space in ways we might not otherwise expect.
Maybe that’s why you’re looking to repaint your bathroom yourself.
Of course, all of that is contingent upon your bathroom actually being presentable. The last thing anyone wants is to use a bathroom which is a filthy, odious mess. That’s unfortunately exactly what you’d have to admit is the state of your bathroom when it is beset by mildew and mold. Before you begin the process of beautifying your bathroom, you’re going to need to remove that mildew and moldy buildup, and this guide can help you do just that.
To begin with, you’re going to want to start scraping off the old paint that’s on the walls. This is a process which is bound to be as tedious as it is terrifying, as it will leave your walls looking all the more hideous. However, it is a necessary step in the process. Doing this will leave the mold and mildew which you are trying to remove fully exposed, and that will make it easier to treat.
Once you have done that, you’ll be left with a mess of paint flakes and shavings, which you will then need to clean up. You’ll want to do this as quickly as possible, so as to get past the tedium it represents. Thankfully, unless you were scraping away like a mad-person with reckless abandon, the shavings should have more or less collected in one spot at your feet, making it easier to vacuum them up.
Now that you’ve done all of this, the mold and mildew on your wall should be exposed, which means you’ll be able to treat it with bleach or other mold-killing solutions. You’ll want to be sure to treat every last inch of the mold and mildew, leaving nothing behind to fester and continue to grow, which will only leave you with a lingering problem.
Now that you have done all of this, you should be left with walls that are scraped free of paint and have had any mold and mildew fully eradicated. Your walls may look like a freshly-ravaged war zone, but at least they are now ready to serve as a blank canvas as you repaint them.
With these steps, you can kill mildew infestations in your bathroom and repaint your walls with ease.