Choosing Color:
Kid's Bathroom

Find the best paint colors for your home with these color-by-color tips for selecting the right shade. Start with a color you love.

SPLISH SPLASH

A classic bead board adds instant style to this kids’ bathroom. Select two different shades of paint from the same color family — one for the woodwork and one for the wall. Finish the top of the bead board with a strip of crown molding to create shelving that’s perfect for displaying a few kid-friendly accessories.

CUTE CUBBIES

A prefabricated shelf unit becomes customized and fun when painted in three alternating colors. The result is playful, easy-access storage for favorite tub toys.

Lower Walls, Wainscoting, Trim: Bubblicious 35C-1U
Upper Walls, Blue Cubbies: Blue Waters 35C-3M
Yellow Cubbies: Rubber Ducky 19C-3M
Ceiling, Green Cubbies: Jump for Joy 27D-2U
Mirror Frame: Chalk CW-C2U

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ACE YOUR PAINT PROJECT
How Much Paint Will You Need?

Here are general room size guidelines, use our Paint Calculator for a more accurate estimate.

WALLS 1 GAL.
CEILING 1 QT.
TRIM 1 QT.
DOORS 1 QT.
What Type of Paint or Primer Will You Be Using?
WATER-BASED
OIL-BASED
WALLS 1 GAL.
CEILING 1 QT.
TRIM 1 QT.
DOORS 1 QT.
What Type of Paint or Primer Will You Be Using?
WATER-BASED
OIL-BASED
WALLS 1 GAL.
CEILING 1 QT.
TRIM 1 QT.
DOORS 1 QT.
What Type of Paint or Primer Will You Be Using?
WATER-BASED
OIL-BASED

GOOD FOR WALLS & CEILING

LIVING
ROOM
DINING
ROOM
BEDROOM
HOME
OFFICE
HALLWAYS


GOOD FOR WALLS & TRIM

LIVING
ROOM
DINING
ROOM
BEDROOM
HOME
OFFICE
HALLWAYS
KIDS
ROOM


GOOD FOR WALLS & TRIM

LIVING
ROOM
DINING
ROOM
BEDROOM
HOME
OFFICE
HALLWAYS
KIDS
ROOM


Good For Walls, Trim, Doors & Furniture

HALLWAYS
KITCHEN
BATHROOM
UTILITY ROOM


Good For Walls, Trim, Doors & Furniture

KITCHEN
BATHROOM
WINDOW
DOOR
TRIM
FURNITURE
Protect Floors and Remove Furniture.

CEILING

Be sure your surface is free of visible dirt and debris.

SOUND

Inspect to see if surface is stable with no peeling or cracking.

SMOOTH

The surface must have no visible sign of surface roughness.

SMOOTH

Surface must have no gloss or shininess.

DRY

Surface must be free of moisture.

Paint in this order:

CEILING

Tape Edges of ceiling.


Cut where ceiling & wall meet.


Paint across the shortest width of the ceiling.


WALLS

Tape Edges of baseboards & trim.


Cut around edges of woodwork.


Paint walls in "V" or "W" pattern.


TRIM

Begin with outside edge and apply new paint every 4-6."


WINDOWS

Start with outside sash, crossbars, frame and finish with frame, castings & sills.


DOORS

Begin with the inside moldings & paint inside panels and remainder of door.


FINISHING STEPS

Carefully remove painter's tape before the paint dries.


Re-attach switch plates, outlet and vent covers.


WASH AND CLEAN

For water-based paint, clean with soap and water. For oil-based paints, follow label directions.


KEEP TOOLS IN GOOD CONDITION

Wipe excess paint from brushes and rollers. Clean brushes, rollers, tools and hands with soap and water. If using oil-based paints, follow directions.


LEFTOVER PAINT

Store left over paint in a dry safe place or give away to a neighbor or a charitable organization.



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