What Finish is Best for a Bathroom Vanity?

Are you completing a bathroom renovation, but not sure on the type of finish you want? If so, this is the article for you.

Here we’ll discuss some of the most popular finishes for bathroom vanities, things to consider when choosing the right bathroom vanity finish and when to consult the experts at Builders Discount Warehouse.

What Finish is Best for a Bathroom Vanity?

Unfortunately, the answer to this question isn’t quite as straightforward as you may think. Just as the materials your bathroom vanity is made of will influence how waterproof your bathroom vanity is, so too will they influence the best type of finish you need to use for your bathroom vanity.

Waterproof Wood Wax

If you’ve chosen a wood top vanity for your bathroom, finish is of particular importance. This is because wood is likely to swell when exposed to heat if you don’t apply the correct finish, or ensure you choose a product with the correct finish.

Generally, if you want to ensure your wooden bathroom vanity remains intact and is long-lasting, you need to look for vanities with a waterproof wax finish.


Polyurethane is especially durable in high humidity areas like the bathroom as it is more used to these conditions, and will not become damaged. It’s also fairly water resistant, so you won’t have to worry about the occasional splash most bathrooms are prone to.

Semi Gloss

While matte paint will flake and bubble when used on a bathroom vanity, semi-gloss should be your preferred choice if you’re painting a bathroom vanity. It will maintain its integrity and the overall appearance with little to no degradation over time.

When to Contact Builders Discount Warehouse

Choosing the right finish for your bathroom vanity can be a tricky thing, particularly if you’re trying to match it with other accessories and finishes. For expert advice and all the latest products from leading manufacturers around Australia and overseas, speak to the experts.

To find out more about choosing the right finish for your bathroom vanity, contact us today.


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