Shiplap Bathroom Feature Image

How to Paint Shiplap

Personal space is about creating an environment. The Subtle update sets a theme, adds style and is distinctive to the homeowners' sensibility.

A beach house bath gets a nautical makeover with horizontal ship lap planks and a smooth coat of paint courtesy of the FLEXiO sprayer. The results mean an orderly bathroom that is smooth sailing.

Design Details

Horizontal boards will go nicely with the window view of the ocean. The original bath was lovely but without personality.

Design Details

Bathroom progress

One Coat Finish

The FLEXiO® 5000 delivered one coat coverage and a super smooth finish for this weekend update.

BEFORE:

Bathroom before

Personal space is about creating an environment. The subtle update sets a theme, adds style and is distinctive to the homeowners' sensibility.

AFTER:

Shiplap after

The Process

Designer and artist Ellen McHale is no stranger to using the FLEXiO® 5000. She uses it to paint furniture and create large canvas abstract art. Adding some seaside panache to her beach house bath in a weekend was the perfect way to get her busy getaway ready for visiting guests. "Hydrangea blue paint over unprimed boards might have come like a white wash. But with primer in the paint it only took one coat to get a dreamy, pristine, ultra smooth finish. I LOVE IT!"

Bathroom progress

Serious Fun

Boards are precut and nailed into place with a nail gun. The real transformation begins when a paint containing primer is easily sprayed on the walls. For the smoothest and best one-coat coverage, hold the sprayer six to eight inches from the surface and paint in an even horizontal pattern. Then move the sprayer down and paint in the opposite direction overlapping the previous pass. Repeat until the entire surface is covered.

Ship lap bathroom final

How to Paint Shiplap

Stay Connected

Find out what’s new from Wagner including product news, exclusive email offers, promotions and more.