Let’s be completely honest for a moment: when we first start to tackle the project of painting our bathrooms, do any of us really consider what’s needed to paint that pesky area behind the toilet? I didn’t think so! As far as I’m concerned, the area behind the toilet is like a black hole when it comes to painting! Instead of leaving the area behind your toilet paint-free (hey, I’ve been there!) use this easy method instead! With the right tools and the right angle, it’s possible to paint even the trickiest part of your bathroom, you’ll just need the help of a super handy tool! Learn everything you need to know to paint behind a toilet with our tips and tricks.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Mini paint roller
-3-inch foam paintbrush
-1-inch wide angled paintbrush
Step One: First thing’s first, no DIY painting project starts without thoroughly cleaning your to-be-painted item. To clean, purchase a “Jimmy sponge stick.” It’s basically a sponge on a stick that you can wedge behind your toilet to clean or paint the area. Your Jimmy sponge stick will be your best friend for this do it yourself project! You certainly can’t paint behind a toilet without cleaning the area first.
Step Two: Now that the wall behind your toilet has been scrubbed clean, make sure the bathroom is ventilated, and anything that you’d like to keep paint-free is covered. I would definitely make sure your tile flooring was covered, as well as the base of your toilet. Just in case!
Step Three: Let’s get painting! Break out that handy jimmy sponge stick once again and cover the spongy side of the stick in a layer or two of the paint color of your choosing. Next, slide the stick down the back of your toilet and press it firmly to the wall, so the paint transfers. Allow the paint to completely dry before moving on.
Step Four: Repeat so two coats are applied to your wall. As soon as the paint has been adequately applied, make sure you clean the sponge stick for future use. Simply allow them to air dry and you can use it for any project you see fit.
Now you know how to paint behind a toilet. Get painting!