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A bathroom Vanity should be painted.
It is a good idea to paint your bathroom.All of the drawers, doors, and hardware need to be removed before the painting can begin.Sand and wipe down the surface after filling in any imperfections.If you want a smooth finish, apply primer and let it dry overnight.Apply 2 light layers of paint and let them dry.The transformation is complete when you remove the tape and reassemble the Vanity.
Step 1: All of the drawers and cabinets should be emptied.
Personal products, towels, and styling tools should be taken out.They will be out of the way when you are working on the Vanity.This will help keep the paint clean.
Step 2: There is a dropcloth on the floor.
Paint drips and spills can be protected with a plastic or canvas sheet.Put painter's tape on the edges of the dropcloth to keep it from moving.To keep debris from getting trapped under the dropcloth, vacuum the floor area before laying down the cloth.
Step 3: Take apart the rest of the piece.
Remove false door fronts.To paint separately, lay these on the dropcloth.Remove hinges and knobs and store them in a plastic bag.Once the paint job is complete, you should clearly label where each piece goes in the cabinet so they are easy to replace.
Step 4: Kitchen surfaces should be washed with dish soap and water.
Add a drop or 2 of dish soap to a sponge or scrubbing pad to remove oil and dirt.Remove the drawer fronts and wash all of the pieces.You should rinse with fresh water and a sponge.All surfaces should be dry.
Step 5: There are areas you don't want painted.
Place tape around the underside of the Vanity top, any adjoining walls, and inside the cabinet frame.It will help keep these surfaces from being painted.
Step 6: Let the wood putty cure before patching up any flaws.
Wood putty and a knife can be used to fill in scratches.When the putty dries down, it will still fill the damaged area, so make sure to overfill the flaws.Wait for the putty to dry before starting your project.You can usually sand after 15 minutes for shallow imperfections.You will need to wait 3-7 hours before sanding if the gouges are deeper than 0.25 inches (0.64 cm).
Step 7: Sand down any paint that's loose.
To even out the level of the putty, use 220-grit sandpaper.It can be used to remove paint spots.Sand the inside corners of the cabinet.The base for the paint to stick to will be created by this.
Step 8: The dust needs to be cleaned with a vacuum and a rag.
You can remove the sanding dust by vacuuming the area.When vacuuming, use a brush extension and a low setting.If you want to wipe down the Vanity surfaces, use a rag with water.This will help pick up dust.Let the surface dry before moving on.
Step 9: A thin coat of primer is needed.
If you want to finish with a foam roller, use a brush to cover the edges.The primer needs to be dry before the paint can be applied.Primer should be applied to the drawers and doors.If you are painting with latex or oil-based paint, use primer.If you use chalk paint, skip primer and go straight to painting.Older paint and primer formulas need to be matched by type, but current formulas can be mixed and matched.Make your primer smooth if you chose a glossy finish paint.Glossy paint has more visible flaws than flat finish.
Step 10: Pick from oil-based, latex or chalk-finish paint.
Oil-based and latex paints require a primer, while chalk-finish paint does not.Oil-based paint is strong and resistant to chipping.It is difficult to clean up because of the strong odor.Water-based latex paints are very durable.There is a nice, light sheen that is not too shiny.There is a smooth, flat finish to chalk paint.It requires less paint because it is thick.It is easy to leave brush marks because of its thick consistency.
Step 11: Put a coat of paint on the bathroom.
You can either use a brush or foam roller.If you want to paint over any detailing or edges with a brush, use foam rollers to create a more even coat of paint.Start by filling a tray with paint.The drawers and doors should be kept on the dropcloth to prevent mess.Paint in the direction of the wood grain.
Step 12: If the paint looks patchy, add another coat.
The paint may have some patchy areas after you let the first layer dry.Apply a second coat, brush on paint over edges and corners, and use a foam roller on flat surfaces.After a full night of sleeping, check the painted pieces in the morning.There is patchiness with darker paint colors.It is advisable to let the Vanity dry for up to 48 hours.
Step 13: After the Vanity is dry, disassemble it.
You can remove the painter's tape and reassemble the pieces when they are dry.It is ready to be used if you stock it with your products.
Step 14: Take the time to clean.
Think about how often you use the items.Get rid of them if you haven't used them in a while.
Step 15: The hardware should be changed to give the bathroom a new look.
Pull out the drawer and cabinet handles.Try a different type of hardware instead of knobs.This will make the Vanity feel brand-new.
Step 16: Sand and paint scratches.
To lightly sand the area, use a very fine grit sandpaper.Then use a brush to paint over the scratch.If you fill the scratch in with paint, it will look like the rest of the surface.The Vanity should look new if you let the paint dry for a few minutes.There are three grits of very fine sandpaper.