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Beginner’s Guide: Painting Bathroom Cabinets

So, you want to paint your bathroom cabinets! You do not need to hire this job out- it can be a weekend job. The best part? It's affordable!

Let’s get started!

Start with a clean vanity and sand it down - no need to take off the old finish, but you want to rough it up nicely.

01 Want to know the secret to a perfect hard finish?  It's all in the prep work - so sand, sand, sand... before anything else! 

Use high quality primer and paint.


To ensure a long lasting and beautiful finish, you’ll want to start with high quality primer and paint. Sand in between each coat.

Use a foam roller for less brush strokes. Again, sand lightly between coats. 



04 Delay putting cabinets back on or even  hardware for at least 3 days

6 Fast Rules For Painting Your Vanity

01 Clean your vanity well.

02 Sand it down until its' surface feels rough. 


06 Don't put hardware/doors back on for 3 days.

05 Lightly sand in between each coat

Use a high quality primer + paint.

Use a foam roller for less brush strokes.


See our full tutorial here with all the details.

You will love seeing more of our home and how we have refreshed spaces here!

That's it! Painting bathroom cabinets is NOT something you need to hire out!