Fixing Up the Laundry Room

We have this small room near the kitchen that we turned into a laundry room. It doubles up as part of our kitchen pantry / storage area.

When we first renovated the condo 6 years ago, I wanted to paint the walls. But nobody really went to that area except to wash clothes so it was low priority.

Then the wedding and 3 kids came, and it was abandoned. Slowly, it turned into a place for cockroaches to breed.

A couple of weeks ago my washing machine malfunctioned. Turns out there was a sock stuck in the drain outlet filter. After clearing the sock, the floor was all dirty so I cleaned it really good. Then I saw the walls again.

So last weekend we got some paint and I spent 7 hours painting.

Here’s the washing machine area before painting.

We chose two colours to match the blue floor tiles. Nippon 4245P Folkstone for the “wet” wall that looks grey; and Nippon 848 Flirtation that looks like light blue and purple.

Both colours looked lighter on the colour cards, so I guess one lesson is to buy one or two shades lighter than what appears on the printed cards.

We bought Odour-less Premium All-In-1. RM123 for 5 litres.

This is the washing machine from a side angle, so you can see the grey colour.

I repainted the ceiling too with white paint.

There’s some pipes coming from the ceiling. The previous color was light blue, but it was stained with some brick dust from drilling during renovations. There were also some water stains.

After repainting it looks grey. From this angle it stands out against the white ceiling, but if you look from the side, it blends into the wall.

There’s a PVC panel running across the wall that I’ve also painted over.

Some parts of the wall are uneven. I’m not sure if it’s concrete or cement. Not sure how to smoothen it so I just painted over the bumps.

This is a view of the opposite side of the room where we keep a storage shelf.

Fresh new look after painting.

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