Fast Fixes: Bathroom

Bold Bathroom Door Update

Add some razzle-dazzle to a drab bathroom door with trim and fresh paint.

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Materials Needed:

  • hollow-core or solid wood slab interior door
  • 1x2 MDF trim
  • wood glue
  • nail gun
  • nails
  • caulk
  • caulk gun
  • painter's tape
  • gloss finish latex paint
  • paint roller
  • roller cover
  • paint pan
  • pan liner
  • chop saw
  • spackle
  • putty knife
  • drop cloth
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • notepad
  • medium-grit sanding block
  • drill
  • wood screws

Measure Door

Use tape measure to determine length and height of door. Jot dimensions and rough sketch of desired trim pattern and sizes on notepad with pencil.

Measure, Mark and Cut Trim

Referring to notes, mark trim to size with pencil. Cut each piece of trim with chop saw, mitering corners. Sand rough edges of trim with medium-grit sanding block.

Attach Trim

Place each piece of trim on door. For hollow-core doors, attach trim to surface by adding bead of wood glue to back, then holding in place with painter's tape until glue dries. For solid wood doors, attach trim using nail gun or with wood screws using drill.

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