1. It’s All in the Preparation
Arguably, the most important step in painting your walls is before you paint. Once the paint goes on, there’s no going back. As a result, make sure you’ve got your wall in tip-top shape before you get started.
Regardless of whether you have drywall, cement, plaster, those cracks are only going to create more problems the longer they’re left alone. So, take the time to fill those gaps and holes with a wall mending agent that can bring your walls back to their best.
With that in mind, make sure your wall mending agent is waterproof as well, as this will save you a lot of heartbreak in the future. SafeMends wall mending agent is a great option, being non-toxic and waterproof, making it perfect for any bathroom project.
2. Covering Up
Any gaps in your setup will make it easier for excess moisture from steam to leak into your walls, and those leaks can potentially happen through your fixtures as well!
To avoid unnecessary gaps forming in your bathroom from the connection between the fixture and the wall, be sure to cover your fixture thoroughly. This will help stop paint from overflowing onto your fixtures and creating pockets of cracked, dry paint in the process.
Remember, prevention is always better than repairing after the fact, so it pays to be thorough!
3. Mold Free
Finally, it’s crucial to make sure you’re choosing the right paint for the situation.
Excess moisture in the bathroom can cause bacteria to form mold over time. This will usually happen in the corners and high spots of your bathroom, where cleaning is the most difficult. Even worse, given enough time without sufficient management, the mold will soon create health problems for you and your family as the spores release with added moisture.
Choosing a mold-resistant, toxin-free paint can be the difference between mold forming or not forming in your home.
Extra Tip: To avoid moisture forming as much as possible, it’s best to see if you can install an extractor fan in your bathroom. This will pull the steam from showers and baths away from the room and ventilate the area in the process, reducing the overall moisture in the bathroom in the process.
With these helpful tips, we hope you have the information needed to fix your wall cracks! By using SafeMend, you can ensure the job is done right the first time. Our team has developed a mending agent that is toxic-free and 100% safe.