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Bathroom Cabinet Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Scappoose, OR

Bathroom Cabinet Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Scappoose, OR

You might well have a bathroom cabinet that is perfectly fine as far as how solid it is, but if the paintwork on it looks faded or is starting to peel in places (and maybe it's a bit past 'starting' to peel in others) you might think that replacing the cabinet is your only solution.

This is not the case, however, and you can actually make your cabinets look quite nice with a fairly straightforward paint job - but that depends on your keeping clear of certain mistakes that could make your bathroom cabinets look a lot worse... or just cost a lot more money to paint.

Let's take a look at some bathroom cabinet painting mistakes to avoid in Scappoose, OR

1. Not Checking For Mold

One problem that you're unfortunately going to have to deal with in painting your bathroom cabinets is dealing with mold - and in any given bathroom, there's always the possibility of it existing.

Before you even start your painting project, you're going to need to do an extensive check for mold, one that will have you looking for any sign that it may be there -- and if it is there, you have to make the time to thoroughly clean it.

If you choose to ignore this, on the other hand, you are nearly guaranteed that you're going to have paint problems down the line which likely will be related to the mold you didn't clean out of your bathroom.

Make the time to thoroughly examine your bathroom for mold and be sure to remove it if you find it.

2. Using The Wrong Colors

If you're thinking about changing the color or colors of your bathroom cabinets, you must be quite careful not to change the color to one that would not be appropriate for the room.

This is not to say that there are some colors that are bad for a bathroom as a whole, but rather you should look at the rest of the bathroom and then see how the color or colors will look compared to and contrasted with these other colors.

One of the more simple albeit time-consuming ways to be sure you are using the right color for you is to get samples of the colors in question and then test them out by painting a bit on the cabinets and then seeing how the colors actually look.

3. Not Ventilating

In any given painting project, it's essential that you make sure that you have proper ventilation as the painting process requires it - there are is a good amount of fumes that are produced while painting and you need to set up the painting space in such a way that there will be airflow.

There are different ways that you can better ventilate your bathroom while you are painting the cabinets, including opening the windows as well as the door -- ideally in such a way that you can create some sort of cross breeze and continually allow fresh air to flow through the room where the painting has happened.

4. Not Using Primer

Lastly, remember that when you are painting cabinets, making use of primer is not optional - is one of the best things that you can do in order to make for a better-painted cabinet.

Primer helps you in painting as it makes for a smoother surface, and it gets the paint that you apply to stay on longer -- so not using a primer is certainly a painting mistake that you need to avoid.

If we can help in any way with your painting in St. Helens, OR and beyond, feel free to contact us at CHSPainting, we are always ready to help! Please contact us at CHS Painting. Office. 503-543-4875 Web.


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