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The Dream Bathroom

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An everyday space gets a coat of unexpected flair in this stylish bathroom makeover. Priming the walls and vanity with KILZ® Kitchen & Bath ensures a mildew resistant finish that can withstand a bathroom’s typical humidity, moisture and changing temperatures. Proper priming also provides a solid anchor for paints – in this case a deep purple wall and coral-hued bath vanity. A painted “wall paper” accent wall and grapefruit-pink mirror complete the space.

BOLD ACCENT WALL

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The Dream Bathroom before picture

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ® Kitchen & Bath
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat® in
    Mulberry RA100-02
  • Tape
  • Damp Cloth
  • Drop Cloth
  • Nylon / Polyester Blend Brush
  • 1/2”-3/4” Nap Roller
  • Paint Tray
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick

WHAT TO DO

Step 1:

Wipe down the chosen accent wall with a damp cloth to ensure it is clean and free of dust. Allow the surface to dry.

Step 2:

Tape around the baseboards, trim and moldings.

Step 3:

To ensure a mildew-resistant finish, apply 1 coat of KILZ Kitchen & Bath (stirring thoroughly before and occasionally during use) and allow to dry. Apply primer using a brush first to “cut in" around the edges, then use a roller to fill in.

Person applying primer to a wall

Step 4:

Once primer is dry, apply KILZ Complete Coat in Mulberry* RA100-02 using the same application method as the primer (using a brush first to cut in around the edges 4 to 6 feet at a time, then use a roller to fill in those sections before moving along).

person rolling paint
Pro-tip:
*A satin or semi-gloss finish is recommended for superior mildew resistance.

Step 5:

Remove tape before paint is fully dry and you’re done! 

PAINTED WALL PAPER

Before and after pictures of an accent wall

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ® Kitchen & Bath
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat® in
    Mulberry RA100-02
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat® in
    Ruffle Pink Dress LA180-01
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat® in
    Ginger Root LD210-02
  • Nylon / Polyester Blend Brush (Multiple)
  • Paint Tray
  • Tape
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick

WHAT TO DO

Step 1:

Once the wall is primed (use same method as above), apply base color.

Step 2:

Starting with KILZ Complete Coat in Ruffle Pink Dress LA180-01, use a brush and apply vertical strokes across the entire wall. Once dry, use KILZ Complete Coat in Mulberry RA100-02 and repeat, slightly overlaying the vertical strokes across the first pink strokes. Allow to dry and repeat with KILZ Complete Coat in Ginger Root LD210-02 and your statement-making paint project is complete! 

Person painting a wall

BATHROOM VANITY REFRESH

Before and after picture of a vanity

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ® Kitchen & Bath
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat® in
    Ruffle Pink Dress LA180-01
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape
  • 100-150 Grit Sandpaper
  • Damp Cloth
  • Drop Cloth
  • Nylon / Polyester Blend Brush
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick

WHAT TO DO

Step 1:

Remove drawers and hardware.

Pro-tip:
Put the screws back into the hardware, then seal the hardware and screws in painter’s tape and label it. It’s always best to put every screw back exactly where it came from. That will put the least amount of stress on the wood.

Step 2:

Sand the surface; do a first pass with 100-150 grit sandpaper then finish with a second pass of 180-220 grit sandpaper.

Person sanding a vanity

Step 3:

After sanding, wipe down the surface with a damp cloth to remove any dust or residue and allow the surface to dry. Once dry, apply painter’s tape around the countertop edges.

Step 4:

Apply KILZ Kitchen & Bath (stirring thoroughly before and occasionally during use), moving in the same direction as the wood grain for best results. Allow primer to dry for 1 hour.

Person applying primer to a vanity

Step 5:

Next it’s time for a pop of pink! Apply KILZ Complete Coat in Ruffle Pink Dress LA180-01 (a satin or semi-gloss finish is recommended for superior mildew resistance). Remove the painter’s tape before the paint is fully dry.

Person painting a vanity

Step 6:

Once the vanity is dry, reattach your hardware and you’re done!

Person reattaching hardware to a vanity

MIRROR REFRESH

Before and after picture of a mirror

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ® Kitchen & Bath
  • Paint: KILZ Complete Coat® in
    Ruffle Pink Dress LA180-01
  • 100-150 Grit Sandpaper
  • 180-220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Damp Cloth
  • Tape
  • Nylon / Polyester Blend Brush
  • Paint Tray

WHAT TO DO

Step 1:

Sand the mirror frame, first with 100-150 grit sandpaper and then finish with a second pass of 180-220 grit sandpaper.

Person sanding the frame of a mirror

Step 2:

After sanding, wipe down the surface with a damp cloth to remove any dust or residue and allow the surface to dry.

Step 3:

Apply painter’s tape to the interior edges of the frame to protect the glass.

Person applying painter's tape to a mirror

Step 4:

Apply KILZ Kitchen & Bath primer, moving in the same direction as the wood grain for best results. Allow primer to dry for 1 hour.

Person painting the frame of a mirror

Step 5:

Next, apply KILZ Complete Coat in Ruffle Pink Dress LA180-01 (a satin or semi-gloss finish is recommended to ensure superior mildew resistance) using a nylon or polyester brush. Remove the painter’s tape before paint is fully dry and your mirror is ready to shine! 

Person painting the frame of a mirror