Our house is predominantly wood.

I love the look, but I needed something a little different to brighten things up.

Luckily, this change worked in 3 easy steps.

The bathroom is one of the first projects that I wanted to tackle in the “new” house, so I started there.

This is a photo from the realtor’s listing of the home. (Below)

These are photos I took just before starting to paint. I believe the walls are knotty pine. (Below)

Since this month is always extremely busy for our family, I took my time with painting and did a little at a time.

Here are the 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Use KrudKutter Gloss Off

You can find Gloss Off here: https://amzn.to/2NYuzH4

I purchased the gallon size, because I used it for other projects.

I also purchased gloves and two lint free rags. The first rag was used to apply the Krud Kutter to the wall (in circles to degloss). The second rag is to wipe down the walls after applying.

You can find the gloves here: https://amzn.to/302AF04

Step 2: Prime the walls.

Step 1 dries rapidly, so you can move to Step 2 very quickly.

This primer worked very well. It’s called Zinsser BIN. I haven’t been using anything else.

You can find ZINSSER here: https://amzn.to/2NdJjSZ

Here are some pictures of the wall after priming.

Step 3: Paint

I love supporting local businesses, and I’ve had great luck with paint from Sherwin Williams.

The store employee highly recommended Duration Home (see photo below), and I chose a bright white color. This paint has built in moisture resistance and that is perfect for a high moisture area like the bathroom. Also, the paint is washable. I chose the equivalent of a semi-gloss (satin), so it wasn’t shiny but I also didn’t want it flat, either.

Finally, the results.

The wall took 2 coats of paint. In some places, I went a bit overboard and did three.

The thing that took me the longest was not wanting to cut in, starting another project (you can see the complete vanity makeover here: https://royalechristine.com/2019/09/16/3-step-bathroom-vanity-makeover-diy-no-sanding/ and https://royalechristine.com/2019/09/22/diy-countertop-makeover-under-20/), and changing the bathroom lights (blog coming soon).

Slow and steady, and I finished.

I did end up purchasing some painter’s tape. Here’s a link to FROGTAPE (this link may be a different size that what I had on hand from other projects – please check the description): https://amzn.to/2QluHmV

Near the ceiling, I did not feel like taping, and I could barely reach, so I bought a drywall knife. As of right now, I think I want to leave the ceiling as it is, so I angled the drywall knife down and painted underneath so I didn’t have to tape. It worked well, but I wiped the paint off frequently.

You can find a similar drywall knife here: https://amzn.to/2nskcjs

I only have a few pictures of the bathroom walls after, so I will upload more soon.

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