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Materials and Tools:
caulking gun and waterproof caulk
2- or 3-inch paintbrush
laundry dryer cloths
satin or semi-gloss interior paint
With a new coat of paint and new hardware, your outdated vanity can look like new. Satin or semi-gloss paint is easier to clean and more durable than flat paint. For drama, paint vanity a higher gloss than walls.
Start by removing doors, drawers and hardware.
Scrub vanity with degreasing cleanser, and lightly rough up vanity with sandpaper.
Tip: Scrubbing surfaces with wet-dry sandpaper will degrease and rough up at same time.
Tape all edges. Prime all surfaces, including insides of doors.
Tip: To make doors easier to paint, line tub with newspapers and prop doors inside, or insert screw eye in tops and hang from shower rod or towel rack with S hooks.
Fill gaps with waterproof caulk.
Apply paint in thin, even coats. When first coat is completely dry, sand with fine sandpaper.
Wipe away dust with lint-free rags or fabric softener dryer sheets.
Apply second coat of paint.
Re-hang doors and re-install drawers and new hardware. To complete makeover, paint medicine cabinet or mirror in same or companion color.