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If you're tired of the dated look of your bathroom cabinet, but it's still perfectly functional, giving it a lick of paint is an economical way to give it a makeover without forking out for a brand new cabinet. Painting bathroom medicine cabinets is easy to do and is a great way to give an outdated or worn-looking medicine cabinet a facelift. However, before you reach for your paintbrush, have a read through these tips.
1. First of all, check what your cabinet is made from - plastic laminated surfaces aren't suitable for painting, as the paint won't stick. However, wooden, metal and wood veneer cabinets can be painted successfully.
2. As with any kind of decorating, proper preparation is key. Rather than trying to paint round awkward bits and ending up with paint everywhere, it's best to unscrew and detach all the door hinges and handles and put them safely out of the way. It's much easier to remove your doors rather than attempt to paint them whilst attached to the cabinet.
4. Once all the surfaces of your cabinet are ready to be painted, stick masking tape around the edges that adjoin the wall and around the inside edges if you're not planning on painting the inside, this will help you achieve a neat finish.
7. For a professional finish, you'll probably need to apply a second coat, or more. Follow the instructions on the tin, but usually it's advisable to wait several hours or overnight for the previous coat to dry before applying another.
8. Once you're satisfied with the color and finish, you can reassemble your cabinet by attaching the doors and handles. You could even fit new handles at this stage if you want to completely change your cabinet's appearance.
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