The color(s) chosen for our Master Bath update are Sherwin Williams - Dustblu SW 9161 and
Lazy Gray SW 6254. Used Dustblu to paint the Master Bedroom. Since I had one gallon of paint left,
it was an easy decision to paint the Master Bathe in the same color. By the way, I like the Harmony brand in satin . . washes the best!
Wanted to brighten the bath a bit more , and loving stripes as I do, decided to add the contrast color Lazy Gray. This was a bit of trial and error. Went with an off white color and that was definitely too light with the Dustblu. So took that gallon back to Sherwin Williams and they were able to custom make their Lazy Gray!!
STEPS FOR HORIZONTAL STRIPES - if you're loving them like I do!
1) Paint entire room the darker shade
2) Wait 24 hours before applying any tape to fresh paint. This allows paint to bond with wall surface. This is very IMPORTANT so that you do not pull any of that paint loose when removing tape. Your time is valuable . . . so do not get in a hurry!!
3) Measure Ceiling to Floor and divide by width of stripe you desire. It is best if the number divides equally. You may need to play with the math!
4) Mark with a pencil small _ _ _ marks indicating where to place your painters tape. PLEASE note in first picture that the width between the tape does not appear equally spaced. This is because you will be painting EVERY OTHER line. In order to paint ONLY the contrast color, you need to think about where to place your tape each row. Believe as you get your project underway, this step will make sense.
Another little tip: Place your tape so that you will be painting over your pencil marks that you've made completely around room. Your finished paint job will look fabulous!!!!
5) Tear long pieces of painters tape and using your pencil marks, align the tape horizontally around your room. I prefer the yellow frog tape as the lines are crisp with no bleed, as long as you have pressed it to the wall firmly. As you see in the second picture above, I used a level to be sure stripes are straight/level. This step need mostly between two close doors or in an area where the wall meets another.
6) Paint the contract color to every other line. Wait at least 2-3 hours before GENTLY removing your yellow painters tape. I pull them ever so easy as do not want to paint darker color again. Keep in mind even the most experienced painter will have some paint to pull loose. Simply take a small art brush and fill in the area where you pulled the paint loose. You will never see where the "touch up" paint had to be applied.
Seems like a lot of work, yes it is, AND so worth the added time and effort. Thought you'd like to see what I did to our little "water room". Painted it the lighter of the two colors, Lazy Gray. Then using a spray adhesive prepared the top section of the wall behind commode. Using floor vinyl attached it to the wall after cutting it to length. Loving how it looks. Wanted to do a wood slat wall, but with the little space between tank and wall, the floor vinyl worked just fine!!! Did have to add small finishing nails along the pieces to keep it in place. Seems the adhesive was not strong enough to hold.
Cleaned the cabinet with Simple Green and rinsed before applying first coat Graphite chalk paint. When dry applied second coat. Simply love the way a furniture piece this size can be completed in a day. Oh the beauty of chalk paint. Dries in about 20 minutes so you can apply additional coat(s). This being a darker shade, only two coats of paint where required.
Then came the fun part. . .adding the bee stencil. Used Titanium in the Precious Metals brand. This is a premium leafing finish without the actual process of applying gold leaf.
Once this dried overnight, several coats of light wax was applied. This is a carnuba wax that dries to a very hard protective finish. Love the way it feels once completely cured in 90 days.
Always a good idea to wait overnight before applying waxes to be sure all paint has completely dried in all nooks and crannies! This also insures the paint bonds with your wood.
Wax and Chalk Paint ~Amy Howard
Leafing Finish ~ Precious Metals
Stencil ~ Royal Design Studio