Painting Bathroom Vanity Cabinets
Paint is the perfect way to refresh bathroom vanity cabinets on a budget. Here are several ways to painting your bathroom vanity cabinets. Firstly, remove all cabinet drawers and doors. Most drawers will pull out. The doors will need to be removed using a screwdriver. Lay out the drawers and door fronts in a well-ventilated area. Sand all front and edges with 80-grit on a power sander while wearing a sanding respirator. Then, sand with 120-grit sandpaper. Using an angled sash brush, apply bonding primer using angle brush to all edges and crevices on the cabinets and doors. For the best finish on your cabinets, do not skip this primer step! Paint flat surfaces with a mini paint roller. Roll over brushed areas when possible to eliminate brush strokes and give the same roller texture all over. Use a roller brush to also apply primer to the face frame on the vanity base cabinet. Dry and apply a second coat of primer, repeating steps 6 through 8. Adding two coats of primer is key to minimizing the appearance of the wood grain. Apply enamel-based paint to edges and crevices of the cabinets and doors, using the angled sash brush.
While the paint is still wet, apply enamel paint to the flat surfaces, using a roller. Pass the roller over the brushed areas, too, wherever possible, to eliminate brush strokes and leave the entire cabinet with the roller texture. Also use the roller brush to apply enamel paint to the face frame of the bathroom vanity base cabinet. Allow the first coat to dry completely. Then, very lightly sand the dried first coat with 120-grit sandpaper and wipe clean. Then, repeat brush and roller steps 10 through 12 to apply a second coat of paint. After drying, reinstall cabinet doors and drawers.