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Bathroom Cabinet Painting Mistakes You Should Not Make in Cincinnati, OH

You might like the design and overall look of the cabinets in your bathroom, but if it has been a long time since they were first painted (and you can generally tell by the look of them) it may be time to consider either replacing the cabinets or repainting them.

Of course, repainting them is the more economical option and it is also better for the environment — but if when painting your cabinets you make one of a few basic mistakes, you can entirely delay your project or cause some long-term projects that will be quite difficult to rectify.

The good thing that you should know is that these mistakes can be avoided if you know to look out for them, and in that spirit, we come to you today with some meaningful tips on the subject.

Here, therefore, are some bathroom cabinet painting mistakes you should not make if you want well painted bathroom cabinets.

1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint

The first thing you should know when you’re looking to paint your bathroom cabinets is that you have to make sure that you are of course using a paint meant for home interiors and not exteriors as there is a fairly big difference between the two.

However, you will also want to make sure that the kind of paint that you use is resistant to mold and mildew, as these are things that you are likely to see in a bathroom if you are not careful.

By making use of mold and mildew resistant paint you can avoid issues with these things for a longer period of time.

2. Not Cleaning First

Another mistake that people often make when they are painting their bathroom cabinets is not first cleaning the cabinets properly.

Though you might think that the process of painting the cabinets is going to be enough to have them look good, the truth is that you won’t have a well painted set of bathroom cabinets if you go this route.

The best thing you can do is to fully clean the interior and exterior of your bathroom cabinets and then allow them to fully dry — this will help get your cabinets looking better.

3. Leaving On The Hardware

In painting your bathroom cabinets, there is a tendency to see how you can cut down on the time that it takes to paint your cabinets.

Though there are some ways that you can reduce the time that it will take to paint the cabinets, leaving the hardware on the cabinets is not going to be the best way to do it or even a good way to get it done.

Not only will you have a harder time getting the paint onto the cabinets, but it’s likely that you will spend more time avoiding the hardware and not get the cabinets painted any faster.

4. Not Ventilating The Room

Lastly, you will be making a rather big mistake if you do not ventilate the room while you are painting your bathroom cabinets, and it will be a mistake that will be bad for your health in particular.

In the process of painting your bathroom cabinets, your paint will give off fumes that need to be cleared out of the room and there are a number of ways that you can do this — but the important thing is that you not be standing there in a room while painting with nowhere for said fumes to go.

You can perhaps open the windows and the door to the bathroom and this will help to create a good cross breeze so that the air in the bathroom stays fresh so to speak.

Johnson Specialty Painters in Cincinnati, Ohio is a family business — we pride ourselves on employee and customer relations as well as high quality of work performance and exemplary work ethic. Call us at (937) 630-4549 to make an appointment!



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