It’s pretty simple really here folks. Grab a sanding block, some sand paper and GOOD paint. Being that my cabinets were small I only needed a quart. There are two tricks to ensure your paint isn’t going to flake off. The first is to sand. Now while most people will tell you sanding isn’t needed with a primer, it really does help! Next is to make sure the paint has a primer in it. I used Behr Ultra on these cabinets and couldn’t be happier!
So before you do anything be sure to remove the hardware from the drawers and cabinets. This will give you a nice clean look. Now depending on the abuse your cabinets have taken you may need a rougher grit sand paper. I’ll let you decide on what you need! So here’s the steps you take:
1. Remove all hardware
2. Remove the doors and hinges (you may want to set up in order so you put the doors back in the same place if you have a larger bathroom!)
3. Give a rough sand
4. Wipe down cabinets with a rag and water. Allow to fully dry.
5. Using a trim brush trim in the cabinet followed by rolling the vast majority of the paint on.
6. Once your paint has fully dried apply another trim and full coat.
7. Ensure the cabinets are dry before applying your hardware on.
8. Attach your hinges and hang.
9. Step back and enjoy your work!
This bathroom cabinet makeover lasted us 4 years with no issues of chipping, paint peeling or ugly aftermath! The new owners painted the guest bathroom to match the master bath and LOVE it!
I’ll be using staining gel on my master bathroom cabinets in our new home. I want to do a bluish/gray color so let me know if you have any suggestions! I am also going to be using a piece of granite from our kitchen counter top install on the bathroom vanity to save some money So stay tuned for that!