If you're vanity is in good shape, but needs to be updated then painting it is simple, easy and can be done in a day. Watch as Annie, Ace's Paint Expert, shows you how to paint a bathroom vanity.
Choosing a PaintThere are lots of great paints with primers mixed in. For this project, however, it will be best to use a separate primer first, before going in with the paint. Using a water based primer with a sealant will hold up well to all the moisture common in bathrooms.
- Take your time and prep your surface before prepping. This is important so the paint sticks and reduces chips and wear. Clean the surface with soap and water.
- Remove the hardware so they do not get paint of them during the process.
- Sand the surface of the cabinets so the paint can adhere easier. Remove the gloss and rough up the surface until it has a dull finish.
- Sanding blocks are easy to hold and can get into all the details
- Wipe down the surface with a cloth to get rid of any dust left over from sanding.
- Apply painters tape on the walls, counter, floor... really anywhere where the vanity touches that you wouldn't want to paint.
- Make sure to press on the tape evenly, and follow up with a wet rag to lock in the tape.
- Apply primer with an angled brush and a small foam roller.
- Let the primer dry for an hour.
- Sand the vanity again, to keep the surface as smooth and flat as possible. This eliminates left over brush marks or splatter.
- Start painting with the beautiful color you chose.
- Start by trimming the edges, then make your way through the detail work
- Finish painting with a roller to catch any drips that might have happened.
- Let the paint dry for 2 hours, and then come back and give it a second coat.
- Remove the painters tape when the paint is almost dry.
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Published on 1/19/2023
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