Spring is a great time to redo your paint scheme. Painting can be time consuming, so you may need to become content with working in one space at a time. One of the most logical places to start is in the bathroom. Bathrooms are relatively small in size, compared to other spaces in the house, and they have special paint needs. Glass paint works well in the bathroom, partially because it’s so rugged.
Glass paint stands up to high humidity
This paint also works well in the bathroom because it’s designed to work with surfaces most often found in the bathroom. Sanitation is of the utmost importance, so builders often use impervious surfaces in the bathroom. Tile, ceramics, glass and porcelain are all common bathroom materials.
These materials normally come in their “finished” colors, but glass opens up an interesting decorating option. Whether you’re looking to add color to one specific area of the bathroom, or you want to liven up the entire room, glass can be a low-cost, high-style addition to your space.
Unfortunately, builders don’t always choose the right building materials. They commonly use drywall in the bathroom space, but drywall surfaces are vulnerable to humidity, mold and mildew buildup. They’re also easily damaged by normal wear and tear. Painted walls don’t fare well when subjected to repeated washings, which are necessary in the bathroom.
By laminating the wall surfaces with a material like glass, you can eliminate the wear and tear that regular washings can cause. In addition, you can protect the porous wall surfaces from the humidity that builds up in the bathroom.
But how can you make glass look great? Simple! Using GlassPrimer™ glass paint, you can back paint glass and laminate it to the bathroom walls. You can choose to laminate just one area (like a back splash) or you can laminate an entire wall. Glass is easy to find and you can cut ordinary float glass to the exact shape you need.
Back painted glass looks fantastic year after year. You could simply laminate glass to the walls, but the adhesive will show through the glass, and the walls may not look very good under glass. Back painted glass, on the other hand, will not peel, chip or fade, even when exposed to high humidity and direct sunlight. The adhesive will not show through the back painted glass, and you can easily use ordinary kitchen and bathroom caulk to seal seams and joints. That will keep moisture from accumulating between the wall and the glass.
The glass surface is easy to clean and will help keep your bathroom safe and sanitary. For more information about using glass paint in the bathroom, please visit http://www.glasspaint.com.
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