When you’re looking to improve the look of your bathroom, one thing you might want to consider doing is to look at the cabinet that you have set up there – it’s good for storage, of course, but it’s also pleasant from an aesthetic perspective..
However, what you might encounter in trying to improve your bathroom is that replacing the cabinets is going to surely cost a lot of money (and is, as you might imagine, bad in terms of creating landfill) but sometimes even just painting your cabinets can cost a lot as well.
If you make the time to learn about how to better do things in terms of cabinet painting, you will be able to lower the price of the painting overall.
Let’s have a look at some tips for getting your bathroom cabinets painted on a budget.
One part of improving your cabinets by painting that some people don’t think about is how you will have the opportunity to replace the hardware that is on the cabinets.
Since you are going to be taking the hardware off as part of the painting process, it’s a fine time to think about what hardware may look nicer, and this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a lot of money.
Indeed, you could look to get hardware at locations like thrift shops or even online in some cases – but it’s just a matter of being at the right place to be able to properly find it.
One thing that people might not know about painting cabinets is that the cost of your painting project shouldn’t just be looked at from the perspective of the price you will be painting upfront but also how much it will cost over the life of the project.
This means that if you have a painting project that gets carried out and it’s not necessary to paint your cabinets again for seven years, you can safely say that the cost of the project is really the upfront cost divided by seven.
Therefore, if you do things that will help get your paint to look better for longer, you can get a better long-term value, such as if you apply primer before you paint, which accomplishes two important things.
One of these is more relevant here — it gets paint to adhere better to the surface being painted, which is exactly what you want for your painting project – as well as ensures that your cabinets will look their best for a longer period of time.
Though it may not seem like there is any effect on your budget whether you paint quickly or more slowly, it can actually have quite a major effect in the fact that painting quickly can be wasteful – and waste in this case literally will cost you money.
The reason that this is the case is that in painting too quickly, you are more likely to waste paint — this will be in the form of paint spilling as you are applying it as well as paint dropping from your paint tray as you are moving around the painting area.
Additionally, painting too quickly leads to you making significant painting errors, the likes of which will mean that you have to go back and correct them, and in doing so make you lose precious time — which of course translates to lost money as it were.
The best thing that you can do to stay on budget is to take your time when you are painting and not rush through the painting project.