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How to Update and Paint Bathroom Cabinets

Learn how to paint and update your bathroom cabinets using a Wagner paint sprayer to achieve a super smooth finish with no brush marks.

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate


Nothing transforms a space better than a fresh coat of paint. But when it came to my bathroom cabinets I wanted to completely transform them as if they were new. To do that I gave them a makeover with a shaker look, new hardware, and of course new paint. Here’s how.


bathroom vanity before painting


bathroom vanity after painting

Remove Cabinet Doors and Mask

Start by removing the existing doors, front panel, and all hardware. I gave my existing doors a new Shaker look, which you can read more on how to do that over at A Shade of Teal. Otherwise, prep the space by using Kraft paper or plastic to tape everything off. Prep work is the most important part when using your Wagner FLEXiO 3000 Sprayer inside.

cabinets before painting

Prep the Surface

Next, prep the cabinet base and doors by lightly sanding, patching any blemishes with wood filler, or re-caulk the seams along the wall. I didn't bother patching my cabinet hinge holes since I'll be using the same hardware.

painted cabinet supplies

Paint the Frame

Prep your Wagner Flexio 3000 Sprayer with paint primer. For cabinets you'll want to use the Detail Finish Nozzle since it gives off a fine spray, plus the over-spray is very minimal. Once prepped, give the cabinet base a coat of primer and allow to dry.

painting bathroom cabinets

Paint the Cabinet Doors

For the cabinet doors and front panel I set up a separate area in my garage to spray them.

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Apply 2-3 Coats

Once the primer dries, use the Detail Finish Nozzle again and give both the cabinet base and doors 2-3 coats of semi-gloss paint. Make sure to give a light sanding in-between coats followed with a wipe down.

finish painting cabinet frame

Reinstall Cabinet Doors and Enjoy

Once everything is painted and dry reassemble the cabinet. I also added new cabinet knobs and instead of buying new hinges, I painted them in the same color as my cabinets. The end result has made a huge impact on my bathroom.

Besides updating the doors, painting my cabinets only took an afternoon to complete using the Wagner FLEXiO 3000 Sprayer. My cabinets look brand new, and I love how the Detail Finish Nozzle gives any D.I.Y.'er the professional look.

This sponsored post was created by A Shade of Teal. To see the full tutorial on how I updated my bathroom Cabinets head over to A Shade of Teal.

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Products Used


Wagner FLEXiO 3000 Sprayer


Interior Semi-Gloss Paint

Kraft Paper or Plastic

Painters Tape

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