Monday, August 3, 2009

How to Paint Your Bathroom Vanity

One of the most common questions we get asked is how do I repaint my bath vanity? A bath vanity gets a lot of use over the years and is also the focal point of the bathroom. By remodeling or repainting your bathroom vanity you can bring life to that old bathroom, re-painting a bath vanity is relatively straightforward and will only require a few days of work and makes a great weekend project.

First we need to prep the bathroom cabinet to do this you will need a screwdriver sandpaper and a mild detergent. Using your screwdriver, remove the hinges and pull out all the drawers from your current cabinet. Next take your sandpaper and lightly sand all finishes of the bath vanity cabinet. Make sure to sand both sides of the bathroom vanity doors. Once you're done sanding the doors, lightly wash down the entire bathroom vanity with a mild detergent. Removing all of the little particles in debris created by sanding the bathroom vanity also use your vacuum to clean up any sanded particles so that the particles do not get into our paint.

Use a high-quality primer to prime the outside surfaces of the bathroom cabinet consult your local hardware store for the proper primer for your particular project. Let the primer dry all the way before attempting to paint your bathroom vanity. Tape off all edges around your bathroom vanity as to not get paint on your walls or floors.

It's time to paint your cabinet first stir up the paint thoroughly before opening. Next use a brush or roller to evenly apply light coats of paint to all surfaces of the bathroom vanity cabinet. It is better to apply multiple light coats of paint than hurry the project with one coat of paint. Let dry for several hours or overnight, and then reapply your second and or third coat of paint.

Now we've painted the vanity re-caulk all of the bathroom cabinets seams that touch the floor or any of the adjacent walls, reattach all doors and hinges, and reinsert any fittings removed during this process. Now is a good time to adjust the doors if they were not hanging properly making slight adjustments in creating new screw locations to hang your doors evenly.

Another way to spruce up your old bathroom is to add new knobs to the door cabinets and drawers. Also replacing the faucet with a new and more modern style can also help update your old bathroom cabinet.

Hopefully this guide has helped you repaint your vanity and has livened up your current bathroom. Have fun with the project, and take your time.

Autor: Ben Fisk

Ben Fisk from Colorado has helped remodel bathroom vanities and paint many people bathroom vanity cabinets.

Added: August 3, 2009