What you need
Take a look at the space behind the toilet to determine the size of the brush you’ll need. If the space is minimal you’ll need a small 1-inch paintbrush. If it’s bigger, you could use a 4-inch mini roller. You will also need painter’s tape, a garbage bag, and obviously, paint.
To keep your toilet’s tank clean and smudge-free, take its lid off and place it somewhere safe. Next, cover the toilet and exposed tank with a trash bag and secure it in place with your painter’s tape.
Step tow (optional)
If it is your first time holding a brush you might be a little worried about visible brush strokes and a less-than-smooth finish. In that case, you’d love to know that there are products that can help with that, like a latex extender for water-based color. Your hardware store could recommend the right product for you.
Start with a flat 1-inch brush and reach the space behind the toilet from the side. It’s a slow process because you need to work little by little but you can totally do it. Of course, if that space is bigger, you can work a little more efficiently with a 4-inch mini roller. Depending on the wiggle room your bathroom offers, you might need to invest in a pole extender that will help you reach all the way behind the tank.
After a couple of dried coats, go ahead and remove the protective trash bags, pat yourself on the back, and treat yourself with your favorite chocolate.