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What type of sanding should I do before painting a bathroom vanity?

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Posted 2011-10-13T16:04:11+0000  by jrocket jrocket

Hello JRocket!


Let's make FAST work of that vanity!


Typically, prep for paint requires only that you "buff sand" to break the gloss on your vanity before you paint.


220-grit sandpaper is all that is required.


A few sanding strokes after you begin, you will see sanding dust falling off the surface. This is one indication that you have done your job.


Another excellent indication is looking at the cabinet doors and facings from the side, after you sand. From this angle, you will be able visually confirm that the finish is dull and you have "broken the gloss."


Primer, like Zinsser Cover Stain, would be the next step.


And the label on the primer says, "Use any topcoat." That means water-based or oil-based.


So, when repainting, don't expect to sand down to the wood ... simply break the gloss, then prime and paint.

Posted 2011-10-13T16:23:10+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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