I decided to transform the bathroom in our master bedroom for Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week 2016! I was so tired of looking at it every morning. It was so plain and boring. I wanted to go for something bold and the first thing that came to mind was to add a vivid shade on the bathroom door to cheer up the space.
One of my favorite parts about paint projects is the color selection process. I like going to the store to check out the paint samples, especially now that Sherwin Williams integrated the new ColorSnap displays in their stores. But when I already have a color in mind from a picture or an item I have at home, I like to use the ColorSnap app from Sherwin-Williams to select the color. I did the same last year for my DIY colorful bench project inspired by mexican textiles. It was so easy!
Pick a color using the ColorSnap app is easy. Here is how to do it:
- Download the app.
- Register. That way, you can receive news and save color palettes and favorite colors.
- Upload or take a picture of the object that inspires you.
- A color palette will appear instantly. You can search for colors by moving the little circles with your fingers until you find the perfect color for your project.
I knew that I wanted to use something between blue and green, and I looked for inspiration in one of my favorite hanging planters that I have in my kitchen. I took a picture of it and uploaded it to the app. I found a beautiful blue/green color named Great Falls (SW 6495).
After I finished painting the door, I decided to paint part of the back wall in the bathroom as well, to give it a deep and interesting appearance. The change is great and we are so happy with the color choice.
- 1 gallon of Emerald Interior Acrylic Paint. Color: Great Falls (SW 6495). Semi-gloss.
- 1 quart Multi-Purpose Latex Primer.
- 1 mini roller frame
- 1 mini foam roller
- 180 grit paper
- painters tape
- paint tray
- 1 angle paintbrush
1.Prepare the surface. Since my bathroom door system is a bit complicated, I didn’t want to uninstall to paint it. I covered the floors with a plastic drop cloth to avoid messes and used the painters tape all over the floor and door frame.
- Apply the primer. I applied one layer of the Multi-Purpose Latex Primer, which works greats on any surface.
- Paint! I started by painting the details on the door using the angle paint brush, then I continued on the sides and corners using the mini foam roller.
Tip. To avoid drips and other imperfections while painting a door vertically, drain the brush and foam roller before each layer. I like to carefully sand the door with a fine grit sandpaper in between paint layers, to remove hair, dust and any other imperfections and to get a smooth finish.
- Enjoy! When you finish painting, let the door dry for a few hours. Remove the tape, plastic cover and you are ready to enjoy your new bold designed bathroom!
Sherwin Williams just released a new product named SnapDry™ Semi-Gloss Door and Trim Paint which dries to touch within 1 hour of application so doors can be closed without marring/sticking the same day as painted! I couldn’t use it this time since it won’t be in the stores until next week, but you’ll be able to try it in your next project, especially if you feel inspired with a bold color for your doors!
You can find amazing DIY projects at NationalPaintingWeek.com. You’ll also find great ideas on Sherwin-Williams and Sherwin-Williams/Hogar all year round.
I hope our projects inspired you to celebrate National Painting Week with a renovated, full of life and colorful space, door or piece of furniture in your house! Do you have any idea in mind? Something you would like to paint this week?
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