Candy Apple Red Color Paint on Our Bathroom Walls

by Danielle
(Delaware, OH, US)

Candy apple red paint in our bathroom

Candy apple red paint in our bathroom

Before we painted our bathroom this shade of red paint color, it was a very cold, boring, greyish purple. It was pretty boring and blank.

We decided that we needed to change the paint color because it would help sell the house and also to make it feel a little bit warmer.
One of my very favorite colors is a deep red. I thought that it would be a good choice for the room because it's a very warm color and would make it feel more cozy.

We wanted something that wasn't too bright or gaudy so we went with a deeper red, versus a brighter one. We used Bear brand paint, because we had used it in my son's room when we painted it before he was born, and it looked great.

We had to use two coats, but it was worth it because it looks great.

One tip that I would give someone who is painting a room red (especially a bathroom) is that you should TAPE EVERYTHING UP and cover the bathtub somehow.

The red paint is very hard to wipe off of the ceiling if you accidentally miss once or twice. If I had to do it over, I would definitely cover the floor as well.

I had to spend a lot of time after the painting was done getting the paint off of the floor. The bathroom is a very tight place to be painting with a lot of obstacles to work around.

Another thing to remember when painting the bathroom is be VERY CAREFUL painting around the toilet. I got some paint on the back of the toilet that I still can't figure out how to get off.

Also, make sure that you turn the fan on, and keep it well ventilated. We don't have a window in our bathroom, and I had to take some breaks during the process to get out of the fumes.

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