As is the case with those in the kitchen, it is expensive to replace the cabinets in the bathroom. Rather than going this route, update the stain or paint on the bathroom cabinets as part of the redecorating efforts for this room. Once these have been refreshed, the toilet, sink, and shower can follow. Within no time, the area will look brand new.
You will need:
Step 1: Clean out the cabinets by removing everything they are holding and then vacuuming the shelves.
Step 2: If possible, remove the cabinets from each wall. If you do not know how to do this, try to remove the cabinet doors. You may need a pry bar and a hammer to get the doors off the hinges if you cannot unscrew the door from the hinge area. Painting doors is easier when they have been removed from the body of the cabinet. Use the screwdriver to remove any hardware from cabinet drawers and doors.
Step 3: If the new paint will not cover the old paint, remove old paint using a sander or paint thinner. Follow the instructions on the sander or thinner to achieve the best results. A primer may be a suitable alternative method for covering the old paint color but check the product label first before purchasing it.
Step 4: Follow the instructions on the new stain or paint regarding application. Apply each coat evenly and allow it to dry completely. If additional coats are needed, follow the same process, allowing each coat to thoroughly dry before applying the next one.
Step 5: Let the cabinets dry within room temperature conditions. Follow paint or stain instructions regarding final drying time, which can range from a few hours to a few days. Do not touch the cabinets or doors before they are dry because this can cause a smudge that requires repainting.
Step 6: After the cabinets and doors are completely dry, reattach the doors to the cabinets and then re-hang the cabinets on the wall if they were removed. Install the shelf liner on the cabinet shelves and restock the shelves with the items that were removed in Step 1.