Bathroom Oak Vanity Makeover With Latex Paint
Our master bath has been a pretty big eye sore since we moved in. It is your standard builder grade bathroom with no upgrades. It is going to be a long time before we have the funds to remodel this puppy, so I decided to do my best to make it more to my liking the DIY way.
I started by taping the walls and counter off. Next, I took my doors and drawers off and sanded everything down with my Dewalt power sander. If you don't own one of these, get one. They are under $100 and worth every penny. I use mine for tons of projects around the house. It saves a lot of time, muscle and vacuums up most of the dust you will create sanding, but I still use protection.
I did hand sand some crevices on my doors that my power sander couldn't get to. Then, I wiped everything down with a cloth to get rid of the dust before painting. I am normally a Sherwin Williams fan, but I had a gift card to Home Depot so I picked a SW color and had them mix it at HD. The color I selected was SW 7074 Software, and I chose the Behr Premium Plus Ultra semi-gloss since it is a paint and primer in one. It covered in two coats, and a quart was plenty to get the job done.
The whole process took about three days. I did a light sanding with a high grit paper (I used 220) in-between coats and gave it a couple days to cure before putting on the hardware. Paint takes around 30 days to cure completely, so if you are worried about it getting dinged up, put a coat of poly on top. I am daring or maybe lazy. No poly for me.
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