In my contracting business, Rekindled Spaces, I have discovered that most people don’t dislike their home because of the quality, it’s because of the way it looks. There is no need to completely remodel a space that just needs an update! Painting your bathroom vanity is the perfect easy painting project to start. The steps for this easy painting project are to be done only after the surface has been properly prepped for paint.
Easy Painting Project Instructions:
Step 1) Using a quality painter’s tape, mask off all areas you don’t want paint on. I usually paint the front and back of the doors and the frame including the lip that holds the door. Typically once you cross over the lip, you hit either plywood, laminate or masonite.
Step 2) Brush an even coat of Zinsser B-I-N Primer in the corners and tight places where you can’t fit a roller. I had the paint store tint it gray by adding black universal colorant to the can. You can do this yourself by purchasing the tint and adding it according to manufacturer instructions.
Step 3) Using a mohair roller, roll the primer up to and over the area you brushed. Continue rolling on the primer until you have covered the entire flat surface.
Once you have completed one side, move to the next side.
Repeat the same process on the doors. Once the front side is dry, flip the doors over and prime the back side. Let dry.
Step 4) Using a buffing pad, lightly sand primer all of the primed surfaces. This is important for two reasons: 1) it ensures a smooth finish and 2) it insures primer has properly bonded to the surface.
Once the surface is primed, you will be able to see the areas that need caulked.
Step 5) Using paintable caulk, fill in all cracks and seams. Let dry.
Step 6) Fill any unwanted holes with Bondo before continuing. Let dry.
Lightly buff again if needed. Spot prime the areas where caulk and primer were used.
Diva Tip: You can definitely caulk and Bondo prior to step one but it is really difficult to see all of the gaps in a stained finish. Usually I caulk and Bondo as much as I can see but inevitably I end up fixing a couple I missed once its been primed.
Step 7) Using the same process as you did for the primer, apply one coat of your enamel. Let dry. Flip doors and repeat.
Repeat step 7 with the body of the cabinet. Let dry.
Repeat step 4 on the doors and the body of the cabinet.
Repeat step 7 again on doors and body (if needed). I always apply 2 coats of enamel to my cabinets and furniture.
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