Your bathroom cabinets are an important way that you’ll be able to keep some of the most important things in your bathroom well organized — and when they start to look a bit faded, you will know that it is likely time to paint them or to replace them.
However, once you find yourself with the task of painting your bathroom, the thing you next need to do is to figure out how you are going to best do it and part of that relates to the important task of painting it while avoiding a mess.
One thing that is going to help you to paint your bathroom cabinets with less of a mess is to entirely remove the hardware before you start painting.
The reason that removing the hardware is going to help you so much in this regard is that it is so much easier when you are trying to paint your cabinets and you don’t have the hardware in the way.
Moreover, when you don’t have that hardware in the way you aren’t going to struggle so much to apply the paint to the doors and drawers — and those are the parts that are going to cause the most grief as far as making a mess goes.
When you look at the task of painting your bathroom cabinets as a whole and think about all that is involved with it, you may get a bit overwhelmed and consider just going through it as quickly as possible.
Doing this will end up with two major problems, both of which are going to be problematic for your painting project — one of them being that you will actually end up having to spend more time in the long run — and the reason this is the case is that painting quickly leads to mistakes that have to be corrected before primer and paint dries.
The second problem relates to avoiding a mess — for these same mistakes will also cause you to have a mess on your hands in painting your bathroom cabinets.
In painting your bathroom cabinets, it’s essential that you first apply a coat of primer before you apply the first coat of paint.
Essentially, by applying a coat of primer first you are going to be making a good smooth surface that is going to be ready for the coat of paint that is going to follow it.
Moreover, having that coat of primer there is going to make it so that the paint that you apply will stay on the surface longer.
Getting back to avoid a mess, however — having a good smooth surface will mean that it will be easier to apply paint, and so you will have less of a mess in painting the cabinets.
Though you may be well aware of how important it is to sand the surface of the cabinets before you move on to applying primer, did you know that it’s equally important to remove the sanding dust after you’ve sanded?
The sanding dust that necessarily comes about during the process of sanding the cabinets has to be removed because by leaving the dust there you are guaranteeing that you are going to see it mixed into the paint later on in the process — and that is certainly a bit of a rather unpleasant situation in which to find yourself.
The best thing you can do is to remove the sanding dust and then make sure you allow time for the cabinets to dry before you apply the primer.