How to Paint Unfinished Bathroom Cabinets

Lead Image for How to Paint Unfinished Bathroom Cabinets
  • 5-10 hours
  • Beginner
  • 50-200
What You'll Need
Sand paper
Putty knife
Wood stain
Wood color
Weather coat color guard

Purchasing unfinished bathroom cabinets is a good idea if you plan to be creative, work on your bathroom's decor, and display your own ideas. Homeowners looking for unique bathroom cabinets are often disappointed at the selection. Very little chances exist that you would find something that would complement the décor.

The easiest way to do so is to paint an unfinished bathroom cabinet to your taste. Although it is a slightly challenging project, it gives you the opportunity to modify the unfinished bathroom cabinet just the way you want.

Step 1 - Do the Shopping and Prepare the Surface

Use sandpaper to remove all the paint from the cabinet with the help of a sand paper. Sanding serves the dual purposes of not only remaining paint, but also evening the surface of the wood.

Step 2 - Look for Holes

Inspect for any holes and use a putty to fill them. Than sand the surface smooth.

Step 3 - Choose the Material

You can experiment with a plethora of options of both color and style to paint the cabinets.

Step 5 - Paint the Cabinet

If you want designs or motifs on the cabinet panel, then make an initial base and use a pencil to draw the motifs. Once the base color dries, apply the motifs with different colors. Give extra care to the edges and the sides. Use a small and thin brush and color them with small strokes. Do not neglect the interior. Color the inside as well as the outside, and let it dry completely.

Step 6 - Apply Weather Coat

Apply a weather coat to the exterior of the bathroom cabinet.

Step 7 - Affix the Cabinet

Mount the bathroom cabinet on the nails, and flaunt your painted bathroom cabinet to the world.