Alyssa @ Clever Nest
Alyssa @ Clever Nest
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Repainting Bathroom Cabinets- Quick and EASY


This was one of the fastest mini makeover's ever- repainting the old bathroom cabinets white for a fresh updated look. I used Primer and Sealer, which doesn't require sanding first. I wish I had tried it sooner!
repainting bathroom cabinets quick and easy, bathroom ideas, cabinets, painting
repainting bathroom cabinets quick and easy, bathroom ideas, kitchen cabinets, painting
Flaking varnish, water damage, and paint smudges. Gotta go!
Flaking varnish, water damage, and paint smudges. Gotta go!
Before and After- bathroom cabinet repaint
Before and After- bathroom cabinet repaint
I used Primer and Sealer, it doesn't require sanding beforehand, so easy. (I ended up sanding mine a bit where the varnish was flaking off and the wood was uneven.)
I used Primer and Sealer, it doesn't require sanding beforehand, so easy. (I ended up sanding mine a bit where the varnish was flaking off and the wood was uneven.)
After!
After!
Alyssa @ Clever Nest

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11 questions
  • Ellen
    on Nov 8, 2015

    Instead of replacing the counter top can I sand and refinish? It's an all one counter top. Don't want to spend a fortune but need to update.

    • Bonnie Morris
      on Dec 26, 2016

      I have done this before. I fine sanded the formica, used an oil base primer, and then used several coats of an oil base paint. I would never use this in a kitchen but in a bathroom, it did work. It is just not as durable as the regular formica.

  • Heather Werthmuller Voges
    on Nov 29, 2015

    What color are the walls? I just love the green?

  • Guy
    on Dec 28, 2016

    What kind of paint roller did you use? I want to avoid the stipple that some rollers leave and brush strokes that paint brushes leave.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jan 1, 2017

      I was wondering too.

    • B. Enne
      on Jan 2, 2017

      Idk what the poster used, but I've used high density foam rollers many times on cabinets. Just make sure to not overload them or you will get lines on the side. I usually remove some of the excess on the ribbed part of the paint tray.

    • Guy
      on Jan 6, 2017

      Thank you, Shawna. I recently painted a wall with chalk paint and used a short nap roller. It came out a little bumpy, fine for appearance, but not as smooth as I'd like for a chalkboard. I think I'll sand it down and give it another coat with a foam roller. Thanks for your tip!

    • Jeannie.mcquaid
      on Jan 19, 2017

      I've painted bathroom cabinets with melamine paint. Yes it smells and yes it takes longer to dry, but it flattens out to a smooth gloss finish that is next to indestructible. Used it on kitchen cabinets too.

    • John Westover
      on Feb 5, 2017

      Like B. Enne said, use high density foam rollers. I found that if you roll almost "dry" and do 2-3 coats you get a smoother surface.

    • B. Enne
      on Feb 6, 2017

      You're welcome Guy. B. Enne

  • Patti
    on Jan 14, 2017

    How did you take off the laminate from the front of the cabinet doors?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jan 16, 2017

      She didn't, he sanded where the varnish was loose and painted right over the existing cabinets.

    • Joy18509372
      on Jul 9, 2017

      Valspar has a great primer that adhears to every thing. I accidently dropped a drop on my no wax linoleum about 1/8 of an inch in diameter and I'll be darned if I can get it off.
  • Bdc7524389
    on Apr 3, 2017

    I love the colour of the walls too and would love like to know what color and brand you used.

  • Tanyabryan0201
    on Apr 11, 2017

    What brand of paint& primer did you use ?! looks great ! Thx!
  • Melissa
    on Jun 18, 2018

    How many coats of paint are needed?

  • Adrienne Falleroni-Kuny
    on Jun 25, 2018

    It's something I would like to try. You made it look easy. How long did this project take from start to finish??

  • Mar20824691
    on Aug 3, 2018

    WGERE DO YOU GET PRIMER AND SEALER?


  • Deb
    on Oct 11, 2018

    Where is your supply list?

  • Janelle Rose
    on Dec 22, 2018

    So my cabinets are in pretty good shape and smooth. What kind of primer should I use?

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