How to Paint your Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your kitchen cabinets is a cost-effective method of updating your kitchen to give it a beautiful display. Although it’s relatively cheap compared to replacing your kitchen cabinets, painting is time-consuming and requires extra effort to provide a superb finish. Nonetheless, it has the best results that give your kitchen a fantastic look.  For this reason, we give you a step-by-step guide on how to paint the kitchen cabinets that will save you money while giving them a stunning appearance. Let’s take a look. 

Step 1: Empty and Inspect your Kitchen Cabinets

Remove everything in your cabinet and transfer them to a safe place. After the cabinets are empty, assess their condition to know if there is a need for a repair before proceeding to the next step. Also, check the cabinet surfaces for the old paint that has failed and should be scraped off.

Step 2: Remove the doors, drawers, and shelves

Remove the doors, drawers, and shelves from your cabinet and use masking tape to label the doors according to their positions. Numbering will ensure you reinstall the doors back to their correct cabinet positions. 

Step 3: Clean all the surfaces

Remove dirt and grease by scrubbing them off using warm water and liquid dish soap such as Simple Green and TSP and letting them dry. You should also fill the dents and holes on the surfaces of your cabinet using a wood filler and leave it to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 4: Sand

Sand every side and face of the doors, drawers, and shelves to enable the paint to stick on its surfaces. You can sand the sharp edges on the doors and drawers by folding the sandpaper to fit the detailed area.  Also, removing all the old paints is not a must, only sand the failed ones.

Step 5: Vacuum the Surfaces

You should clean the surfaces after sanding using a vacuum, a tack cloth, or a dry microfiber cloth to remove all the dust on the surfaces. It’s essential to ensure the surfaces are dust-free so the paint won’t flake and have a rough surface after drying.

Step 6: Apply Prime-sealer

Applying a prime-sealer on your cabinet’s doors, drawers, and shelves will prevent the final coat from being absorbed into the surfaces. Choose the correct type of prime sealers depending on the cognition of your kitchen cabinets. For instance, Bonding primers will be perfect if your cabinet’s surface has a lot of pores.

Step 7: Apply the Paint

Start by painting the cabinet frames and detailed areas. Use high-quality brushes with natural or synthetic bristles to reach all the cutting edges and hidden spots in the drawers.  Use the foam paint rollers or sprayers for large surfaces and let your paint dry according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. 

Step 8: Reinstall the doors, drawers, and shelves

It’s time to return all the doors, drawers, and shelves to their original position. The numbering you did in step 2 will help you reinstall them at the correct place. 

Wrap Up

Your kitchen cabinets are one of the most exposed areas in your kitchen. So, it’s essential to consistently update the cabinet to maintain the beauty of your kitchen. That’s why we gave you a step-by-step guide on painting your kitchen cabinets to keep their incredible look.

Woman Painting Kitchen Cabinet

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