How to Paint Your Bathroom Vanity

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    Bathroom vanities are more than just storage space, they can have style and give your bathroom and house a fresh look. Painting bathroom cabinets allow you to change the look of your bathroom every few years. This keeps your bathroom looking clean and modern.

    We will guide you and show you how to paint bathroom vanity cabinets, in a professional way. It is cheaper than replacing your cabinets and it will give you a chance to choose the right shade and color for your bathroom cabinets.

    Project Overview

    • Estimated cost $100-$150
    • Time: 2 to 3 days
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Skill requirement: Beginner

    Tools and Materials You Will Need to Paint Your Bathroom Vanity

    Tools and Materials to Paint Your Bathroom Vanity

    It is important to have all the tools and materials ready before painting your bathroom vanity. Here’s the list:


    For painting:

    • Natural-bristle paint brush
    • Synthetic-bristle paint brush
    • Paint roller
    • Paint tray
    • Paint stick
    • Paint scraper.

    For cleaning and replacing any hardware:

    • Work gloves
    • Respirator
    • Sandpaper
    • Screwdriver
    • Clean sponge
    • Scissors
    • Pen.


    • Paint
    • Primer
    • Degreasing cleaner
    • Bucket
    • Painting tarp
    • Painter’s tape
    • Rags.

    What Kind of Paint to Use on Bathroom

    The right paint is important! Latex paints can be a good choice of bathroom vanity paint because they are easy to clean up and dry fast. Water-based paint is a popular choice as well, particularly when they have a glossy finish that has been cured to resist the humidity of bathrooms. It is important to get a satin or semi-gloss type of paint for bathroom cabinets, as this will increase the durability of high moisture rooms.

    The best paint for a bathroom vanity needs to be water-resistant, so the matte finishes popular for kitchen cabinets aren’t a great option. Because bathrooms have high wear and tear when it comes to painting, as well as a tendency to form mildew, the quality of your paint is significant.

    Behr latex enamel paint is a budget-friendly choice of bathroom vanity paint, and Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel paint is an excellent water-based paint that gives a luxurious finish to your bathroom cabinets.

    What Primer Should You Use to Paint Bathroom Cabinets?

    Oil-based primer paints are highly recommended for moist environments like bathrooms. Mildew-proof latex-based paints can also be used because they dry faster. However, oil-based primers or shellac are often used as a primer for bathroom vanity, as they are more moisture-resistant. Use a natural bristle brush for grooves and corners, and use a roller for larger surfaces.

    The Perfect Finish Starts With You

    Breathe new life into your space. Entrust Oahu Pro Painters with your property and expect results of the highest quality.


    Painting a bathroom vanity is a great project for any season and whatever reason. If your bathroom vanity is looking dingy and dull and you are looking to add a splash of color to your house, it may be the perfect time to refinish bathroom vanity. Having the right look and atmosphere will turn your house into a home.

    Contact Oahu Pro Painters to get your bathroom cabinets looking brand-new or schedule an estimate today!


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