Last Updated on September 14, 2020 by Bryan Fiveash
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We knew when we bought our current house we were going to do a bathroom renovation. In this article, I’ll show you how I changed the look of our bathroom with board and batten wainscoting.
I also painted the ceiling, walls, light fixtures, vanity cabinet and hardware. For this renovation, I used the Wagner FLEXiO 2000 HVLP paint sprayer which paints a wall eight times faster than a brush!
Tools and Supplies
Buy the tools and materials you need for this project at The Home Depot online and have them shipped to your door or pick up your order at your store!
You can also download the free The Home Depot mobile app to your iPhone, iPad or Android device to save time, money and stay organized. It’s so convenient, it’s like having a Home Depot store associate in your pocket.
- BEHR #T18-13 Casual Day
- BEHR #BL-W09 Bakery Box
- KILZ 2
- Rust-Oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint
- DAP Alex White Painter’s All-Purpose Acrylic Latex Caulk
- DAP DryDex 32 oz. Spackling Paste
- Liquid Nails Interior Projects 10 oz. Tan Latex Construction Adhesive
- Diablo 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Diablo 320 Grit Sandpaper
- HDX Plastic Sheeting
- 3/4″ x 3/4″ cove molding
Bathroom Renovation Plans
Originally I was just going to paint the walls, but then I decided to add board and batten wainscoting like I did in our dining room. Please see that article for a more detailed look at wainscoting plans and installation.
After installing the wainscoting, caulk and spackling, and sanding (don’t forget to sand your vanity cabinet!), I laid down plastic sheeting and taped it off with FrogTape.
Wagner FLEXiO 2000
Once the bathroom renovation prep is complete, bring out the Wagner FLEXiO 2000 Sprayer! Trying to paint the wainscoting with a brush is miserable; the FLEXiO 2000 cuts paint time down to just a few minutes.
Be sure to follow the instructions listed in the included manual before using the FLEXiO 2000. They also include some great tips for using the sprayer.
Wagner FLEXiO 2000 Overview
- Covers an 8’x10’ surface in minutes: Stain: 2 minutes, Latex: 6 minutes.
- X-Boost® Power Dial – 2 settings for thin and thick materials.
- iSpray® Nozzle – For walls and siding.
- 1 ½ quart cup covers up to a 10’ by 12’ wall in one fill.
- Precise adjustments for various coatings and projects.
- Lock-n-Go® split gun design for quick cleaning.
- Cleans up in 5 minutes – just five parts to rinse off.
Changing The Look Of Existing Hardware
My existing light fixtures and drawer hardware were silver; our plan was to change the color to oil-rubbed bronze. Instead of buying new fixtures and knobs, I simply painted them with Rust-Oleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze Metallic Spray. What a big difference a color change makes!
Finally, our bathroom door was originally plain wood, but I changed the look by adding screen moulding and paint.
Bathroom Renovation Achieved!
A bathroom renovation is such a great way to freshen up your home! I spent a little over a hundred dollars in materials and feel like I have a brand new room in the house.
Have you taken on a bathroom renovation? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
Bryan is a husband of 17 years and a father of four. He worked in various construction trades in his younger years and more recently was a General Manager for a hand-forged iron furniture store and restaurant.
For several years he has worked full time on this blog and has partnered with various brands including The Home Depot, QUIKRETE, Ryobi, Sinkology, Rust-Oleum, Wagner, BEHR, Disney, Best Buy, and many more.