The laundry room project we’ve been working on for the last month is finished, and it actually turned out really well, with not too many materials. I’m really pleased with how it all looks now that it’s put back together.
The actual laundry room part is gorgeous though. I love the look of the subway tile with the wood grain tiles, just like we did in our master bathroom. It’s such a crisp, clean look. The paint color we chose is, yet again, aqua in an effort to transport us from the middle of Utah to somewhere in The Caribbean.
It sort of works.
I love the color we chose. It’s cool and calm and a pretty contrast to the warmth of the wood tiles, and it works with the royal blue washer and dryer.
We didn’t need a lot of supplies for this project. Our main objective was to update and clean up the look of the laundry room, and to help tie it together with the decor in the rest of the house.
- Wooster® Angle Brush + Rollers
- Behr® Paint Aloha MQ4-23
- Protector (2093EL) for baseboards, trim, metal and glass
- ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape
- Behr® Marquee™ – White Glove W-D-610
- Paint stir stick (always)
This is the laundry room before we tore it all apart. Like all of our home remodeling projects, we live in amongst the rubble while we’re working, so the whole house pretty much takes a hit until we’re finished.
Here are the step by step photos of how we painted the laundry room. And as always, by
“we” I mean my husband.
Take everything out of the room you’re planning to paint. If you’re only painting, use drop cloths or plastic liners taped to the floor so you don’t get paint splatters on the flooring. Now is also the time to take outlet covers off and pull decorations off the walls.
Step 2 – Wash the Walls
Before applying any sort of paint, the walls (and ceiling if you’re painting that as well) need to be washed thoroughly. We use a solution of TSP to get the walls really clean without any remaining residue. It works really well.
Step 3 – Repair the Walls
Unless you’re moving into a brand new house, it’s likely your walls have some damage. Now’s the time to fill in the holes and re-texture the walls. While you’re doing all that, unscrew outlet covers and remove anything else you don’t want in the way.
Part of repairing walls includes sanding and sanding = dust. Once all the walls are repaired and the spackle is completely dry, use a wet/dry vacuum to suck up all the dust. You don’t want that anywhere near your paint during the project. If there’s lingering dust after vacuuming, wash the floors and walls and anything else you can find. It makes it so much easier in the final clean-up.
Before you break out the paint, tape along edges of windows, floors, ceilings and outlets and anywhere else you don’t want paint. ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape makes several different kinds of painter’s tape that each do a remarkable job of keeping super sharp paint lines while you paint.
Once everything has been cleaned, repaired, sanded, cleaned and taped it’s time to paint! This really is the most fun. There’s so much prep that goes into painting a room that once it comes time to paint it’s so much fun to get the color on the walls and see the room transformed.
My husband does this cool trick when he paints, one he picked up from the general contractor who helped us with our master bathroom remodel.
He paints the walls all the way up to the ceiling, letting the paint spill over onto the ceiling as he does.
// I am proud to be a 3M, Behr®, and Wooster® – sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate products. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me. //
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