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How to Paint Behind Your Toilet

How to Paint Behind Your Toilet

Painting behind your toilet can sometimes be the hardest part of painting a bathroom. Here you will find step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish that professional paint job, without needing to hire a plumber or needing complex tools to get the job done! 

Things to have on hand:

  • Extra towels

  • Wrench or pliers if needed

Step 1: Shut off the water to your toilet. You can find the shut off valve at the base of your toilet. It should be horizontal instead of vertical. 



Step 2: Remove the tank lid and flush all the remaining water out of the tank. You may have some water remaining, so it's best to use a towel to soak it up as best you can before removing the tank. 


Step 3: locate the wing nuts on either side underneath the tank and remove.




Step 4: Remove the water line from the tank. You'll want a towel for this. 



Step 5: Ta-daa! Remove the tank, and set on a towel. 




Congrats! You can now easily paint behind your toilet without having to reach those tight spots. Once you're done painting, just put everything back in the reverse order. 

If you need a video tutorial to follow along with while you're going through the process, check it out on our Instagram here.


Happy Painting!


1 comment on How to Paint Behind Your Toilet
  • Gillian Oliver
    Gillian Oliver

    Thanks for informative blog post.

    August 31, 2023
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