||08-20-2012 04:36 PM
Painting wooden cabinet in bathroom
Hello all! I started a thread a couple of months ago with some clueless noob questions about painting a bathroom where I'd recently removed wallpaper. Got some great advice from several of you -- thanks so much. Went with Gardz primer, splurged for the Benjamin Moore "Ben" paint, and then promptly learned my lesson about the need to get quality brushes and rollers. :blush:
The next part of my little bathroom makeover is to put up a small cabinet. Bought a used but nice wooden cabinet with a light stain (not sure what kind of wood). My plan is to sand and paint the cabinet. Before I get started, though, I wanted to ask for advice about the best course to follow for painting previously stained wood for use in a humid environment. For not having a fan, this bathroom is not as humid as I'd expect, but still want to avoid any mildew, peeling paint, or warped wood disasters.
Any advice for a kind of primer or paint for this project? I used Gardz on the plaster walls, but it's water-based, so I'm thinking it would be a bad idea on wood. I also have bin shellac primer -- would this be a good option? For paint, I have the Benjamin Moore "Ben" eggshell latex paint. In a happy world I'd be able to cheapskate my way through this using the stuff I already have (would love to brag about this whole project costing me less than $200), but I've also been reading about wood primers as well. What do you think?
Thanks again for the advice. Reading and occasionally posting here has really helped me out and prevented some costly mistakes down the road.