Remodeling Bathroom with Paint

Remodeling Bathroom with Paint

This renovation came together piece by piece. This Redditor started with just painting the vanity and wall cabinet, thinking the black would balance out the rest of the room. But that emphasized how much she disliked everything else.

She began with this:

Bathroom before renovation


After a thorough scrubbing with various cleaners, and some light sanding, she used Zinsser oil based primer to cover the floor.

Zinsser oil based primer to cover the floor

By now it was looking extremely sterile.

By now it was looking extremely sterile.

Black chalk paint rolled on

Black chalk paint rolled on

Stenciling was extremely tedious. She tried a lot of methods. Ultimately a 4" foam roller and a very light touch did the trick.

Stenciling with foam roller and a very light touch

Final coat on the floor was Minwax Polycrlic. It won't last forever. But it will hold over until a full remodel.


The products used:

  • DecoArt chalk paint in black and white (any chalk paint will do) for the floor and vanity
  • Rustoleum Tub & Tile paint in white for the wall tile
  • Minwax Polycrylic in matte finish (for the floor)
  • A high gloss coating for the vanity, Minwax Polycrylic in high gloss would produce the same results
  • Sherwin Williams paint for the walls
  • All the extra application materials included: comet, lime-a-way, bleach and scotch brite for cleaning. 400/600 grit wet/dry sandpaper for sanding. A stencil is from a set at a craft store for stenciling. And a 4" foam roller and foam brush for application.