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How to Refresh Your Bathroom for Less With Spray Paint


Looking to spruce up your bathroom without breaking the bank? Look no further than the magical power of spray paint. In this Paint School episode, we’ll walk you through quick and easy DIY ideas for your bathroom that require nothing more than a simple can of spray paint and a little prep work to create.


In other words, we’ll give everyday bathroom accessories a modern makeover that will instantly elevate the style and ambiance of your space. The best part: these DIYs are super simple and inexpensive to achieve. Let’s get started!

Materials Required:

  • BEHR PREMIUM™ Spray Paint in White, Sweetheart, Champagne Gold, Amazon Moss & Adored Blue
  • Drop cloth
  • Goggles, mask and gloves
  • Cloth
  • Painter’s tape
  • 150-220 grit sandpaper
  • Bathroom accessories to spray paint (we chose a mirror, shelving unit, towel rod kit and thrifted decor items)

Related: Transform Your Home Office With These Colourful DIY Painted Shelves

before image of bathroom accessories that are in need of a makeover via Behr spray paint

Step 1: Prep Your Paint Area and Bathroom Accents Before Spray Painting

First, let’s organize our work area. Place a drop cloth in a well-ventilated space (not the bathroom). Use painter’s tape to mask off any nearby areas of your home you want to protect from accidental overspray.

Now it’s time to clean and prep the bathroom accessories. If you haven’t worked with spray paint before, prepping the items is crucial to ensure a smooth and long-lasting finish.

Start by using a cloth to clean your mirror, shelving unit, thrifted decor items and towel rod kit (or whichever accents you chose to make over for this project) to remove any dust and debris. Give all the items a light sand using a 150-220 grit sandpaper, which will allow the spray paint to better adhere to each item. Tip: be sure to wipe away all the sand dust with a clean cloth before spray painting.

Related: How to Make Your Own Parisian-Style Mirror

DIY expert Maca spray painting her bathroom accessories using Behr spray-paint

Step 2: Spray Paint Your Bathroom Accessories

 For this step, it’s important to wear protective gear before any spray painting takes place. We recommend wearing a mask, goggles and gloves.

DIY expert Maca spray painting a bathroom shelf with spray paint from Behr

Once you’re all geared up, shake your can of spray paint vigorously for one minute and apply a light coat in a sweeping motion to whichever accessory you’re painting first. Always spray about 20-30 centimeters away from the object you’re painting. Apply thin coats to avoid drips and runs, and recoat within one hour or after 24 hours. Depending on the colour and the coverage you want to achieve, you may need to apply up to three coats of spray paint for best results. Repeat this process for each item you’re DIYing.


The beauty of BEHR PREMIUM™ Spray Paint: Its paint and primer formula has excellent adhesion on wood, metal, plastic and more, so the DIY possibilities are endless.

DIY expert Maca spray painting a bathroom mirror using metallic spray paint from Behr

Not sure which colours to choose? We opted for a metallic finish (Champagne Gold) for the mirror frame, classic white (White) for the towel rod kit, light pink (Sweetheart) for the shelving unit and pastel blue & muted green (Adored Blue & Amazon Moss) for the thrifted accessories. These colours perfectly complement the already existing pink aesthetic of this bathroom.

With that said, choose whichever colours and finishes speak to you and correspond with your existing decor scheme – there are over fifty BEHR PREMIUM™ Spray Paint options to choose from!

Related: DIY Three Stylish Stool Designs With Just Spray Paint

Completed shot of a bathroom that received a makeover using Behr spray paint in an assortment of shades


Step 3: Install Your Spray-Painted Bathroom Fixtures

Finally, it’s time to install and display our colour-happy accessories to give your bathroom that modern, stylish aesthetic it’s been craving. We can’t wait to see your bathroom transformations soon!

Check out Paint School for more fun DIY ideas.





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