Monday, March 28, 2011

How to Paint Bathroom Wood Drawers

These drawers need to be painted
Fig.1 Drawer that 
need painting
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools: 
Brush 2-inch economy size
Large tarp 9 by 12-feet
Primer white 
Rags for paint drips
Small mini roller cover
Small paint frame
Paint tray
White satin gloss paint

This post shows the six steps on how to paint bathroom drawers.

Willey called my repair service for a small job. He wanted to refresh his bathroom drawers. They had been abused by a former renter and he wanted the drawers to be clean. Below are the steps used to get old drawers to look new again. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the first step is to gather the drawers on a 9 by 12 tarp which will confines the paint drips. 
Step 2: Fig.2
shows the use of a 2-inch economy brush and paint one coat of white primer to cover any stains.
Apply primer to the entire drawer, inside and outside
Fig.2 Primer

Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows use a small mini roller painting the sides of the drawer, in this case the right side needed to be painted, it is the side that would show when the drawer is opened. Clean the brush and use the same paint brush to paint the drawers with white satin gloss paint.
This roller cover slides over a metal paint frame
Fig.3: Small mini roller
Paint the inside and the drawer area of the bathroom cabinet
Fig.4 Rolling cabinet edges
Step 4: Fig.5 shows one repainted drawer on the tarp, the first drawer is ready to be placed into the bathroom vanity.  
Here is one one drawer completed
Fig.5 One repainted drawer

 Step 5: Fig.6 shows all the drawers are dry.
All the wooden bathroom drawers are painted and drying
Fig.6 Drawers Dry
  Step 6: Fig.7 shows all the drawers are placed inside the vanity and ready for use.
This is the bathroom cabinet drawers are finished and ready for use
Fig.7 All Bathroom 
Drawers painted

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