Best Paint Choices
Here’s some bathroom paint ideas from associate broker Chuck Cosmato, “For goodness sake, in today’s market do away with wallpaper. It’s just not in like it was in the past so take down the wallpaper and paint the bathroom."
He recommends that sellers stick with neutral, warm tones of white or beige when painting bathrooms and kitchens. As to whether you should you paint the whole bathroom or try to touch it up, Cosmato recommends that you give the walls and ceilings a good wash down before you make your decision.
Next, step back and look at it objectively. What will the prospect see when they swing open the door? If the room doesn’t look outstanding, you’re probably better off repainting the area rather that doing spot touch-ups that could make a problem area look worse.
He advises buyers to paint walls with a good grade latex semi-gloss paint because this is a washable finish and sellers can quickly remove fingerprints or smudges before the next showing.
Manufacturers are making paints now where you can buy the primer and the paint all in one. Buy a good quality paint because it is better to invest your money in quality paint and paint it one time than to buy a lesser quality paint and paint it maybe two or three times to get the coverage you need.
Flat paint is the best choice for hiding rough spots and surface imperfections, which makes it perfect for ceilings and walls. While gloss paints give a nice sheen, they could inadvertently call attention to features that you would rather camouflage. If you really want a little gleam to set off the room, consider using satin finish paint for the trim.