Two years ago, when we moved into our home in our 1990 s, we were not impressed with the basic oak cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen.
They are in good shape, but they are not our style at all.
So, I decided to change a dress and put bold blue on our kid's bathroom cabinet!
Here is a step. by-
Step description of how to draw an oak dresser.
This project mainly includes sanding, primer and painting with high-quality enamel paint.
These steps can be applied to the drawing cabinet of any color.
And no expensive tools are needed!
Remove all cabinet drawers and doors.
Most drawers are pulled out.
The door needs to be removed with a screwdriver.
Remove all hardware from drawers and doors using a screwdriver.
Set up drawers and doors in the wellVentilation area.
Polish all fronts and edges with 80-
When wearing a sanding respirator, polish it on the power sander.
Then 120 of the sand. Sand paper (
This will give a more smooth finish).
The goal is to remove the gloss as much as possible.
Use the power sander to polish the inside of the face frame and vanity cabinet, use 80-
Sand sandpaper and then 120-grit sandpaper.
Check the material on the side wall of your dresser.
Skip the sanding if it's laminated instead of hardwood floors-
The primer will stick together without polishing.
Hand sand cracks using sand blocks.
Use the tape of the painter and remove it with the tape if necessary to protect the surface that does not want to paint.
For this item, I glued the hinge down, although the hinge can also be removed and placed during the paint process and re-installed later.
Wipe all sandpaper with a damp cloth to remove any remaining dust.
Spread the debris over a plastic waterproof cloth in the garage or work space.
In this method, the primer will cover most of the wood grain, but one thing may be shown.
If you prefer the invisible wood grain, apply the wood filler and sand before starting.
Using a tilt window frame brush, apply the adhesive primer to all edges and gaps on the cabinet and door using a corner brush.
To get the best finish on your cabinet, don't skip this Getting started step!
The primer is attached to the wood and covers a lot of wood grain and acts as an adhesive surface attached to the paint.
White primer is perfect if you are painting a white or light Cabinet.
If the final color is black or dark, please apply for a colored dark primer at your local hardware store.
Paint the plane with a mini paint roller.
Scroll as much as possible on the brushed area to eliminate the strokes and provide the same roller texture.
The primer can also be applied to the face frame on the dresser base using a roller brush.
If you reuse the brush the next day to apply the same color, you can skip cleaning.
Place the brush in a plastic bag, seal it and store it overnight in the refrigerator to prevent the paint from drying.
Dry, apply a second layer primer, repeat steps 6 to 8.
Adding two layers of primer is the key to minimizing the appearance of wood grain.
At this point in the project, the wood should cover the primer completely.
Allow drying according to the direction of the primer and cleaning the brush and roller cover (
Some people choose to simply discard the used roller cover).
Interesting part now! Apply enamel-
Use the inclined window frame brush to apply the paint to the edges and gaps of the cabinets and doors.
Most experts recommend using medium gloss or high gloss enamel on frequently cleaned bathroom cabinets.
Oil-based enamel paint can be used instead of water
But the drying time will be longer.
Make sure you have good ventilation if you use oil
Based on the paint, since the paint is still wet, the enamel paint is painted on a flat surface using a roller.
Pass the roller to the brushed area as much as possible to eliminate the strokes and keep the entire cabinet in the roller texture.
You can also use a roller brush to apply the enamel paint to the surface frame of the vanity base cabinet.
Let the first coat dry completely.
Then use 120 very lightly-
Clean with sandpaper.
Then, repeat the brush and roller steps 10 to 12 and apply the second layer of paint.
Light polishing after the first coating helps the second coating to attach better.
Allow drying according to enamel paint instructions.
After drying, reinstall the cabinet door and drawer.
Add new drawer hardware or reinstall the previous handle.
Check the paint instructions on the side of the tank to determine the curing time.
Normally the door can be re-installed, but should not be cleaned with soap and water for a month.
Paint is the perfect way to refresh the bathroom cabinet within budget.
We spent less than $100 on this project, including new hardware, and the space looks completely different.
This is a fun weekend project and I like the new paint to make our family feel more personalized (
Both children like blue! ).