Type Of Paint To Use On Bathroom Cabinets
The short answer is that latex paint is best for cabinets. Oil paint makes a case for itself with its reputation for easy application and a long-lasting finish that can be scrubbed and cleaned regularly, but latex paint is the best choice for most cabinets since it offers lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is quicker to dry.
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Choose a fast-drying water-based acrylic for bathroom cabinets. Use a primer paint first, or lightly sand existing paint finishes for better adherence of the new semi-gloss paint. If available,
The key to getting an ultra smooth finish is to use the right paint, brush, and roller for the job. For paint, I used Sherwin-Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel in Semi-gloss which provides the durable surface you want for a bathroom vanity.
To paint the cabinet, pour a small amount of oil- or a latex-based paint from a can into a paint tray.
If the cabinet has a poly finish on it, you should rough the finish up a bit before painting with a medium grit sandpaper. Clean it off with a tack cloth and then use the primer. This will ensure the paint has something to grab onto. Use 2 light coats - letting the first coat dry before applying the second.