How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets


Are you getting tired of how your kitchen looks? Why not try to paint your kitchen cabinets? This not only revitalizes your kitchen but also creates a whole new atmosphere for your kitchen. You do not need to hire professional services to have your kitchen cabinets painted. You can do this on your own. If it sounds complicated, do not be afraid, easy steps can be followed on how to paint kitchen cabinets.

1. Deconstruct your cabinets.
Remove all the doors, knobs, hinges and screws that may interfere with your painting job.  Place them in an organized manner so no piece will be lost.

2. Clean all the surfaces that will be painted.
You need to make sure that the surfaces are free from grease, food residue, and other substances that may be stuck on them. Clean with the appropriate cleaner mixed with water and allow drying completely.

3. Sand the surfaces to be painted.
Even if this seems such a tiresome job to do, do not skip this step. This can do wonders for your painting job. This roughens up the surface to be painted on, allowing the paint to adhere to the surface more. Remove all the fine dust after sanding.

Now, this is where you need to know how to paint kitchen cabinets.

4. Apply primer.
Primer is needed as a pre-step in painting. This prepares the surface for painting, creating a surface with a higher adherence to the paint rather than painting the surface alone. Warning! You need to wear protective gear for this step. Wear goggles and disposable gloves to protect your eyes and hands from the harmful effects of the primer. Allow the primer to dry overnight.

5. Paint the cabinets.
Choosing the right paint is important for kitchen cabinets. There are a wide range of paints available. The best bet are the oil-based paints which gives a shiny gloss after drying. Although there are water-based alternatives, these can also be used depending on what you think works best.

There are several painting materials which you can choose from –rollers, spray nozzles and the good old brush.  No matter what you use, the most important thing to remember is a couple of thin coats are better than one thick coat.  Allow the first layer to dry and sand the surface lightly before applying the next coat. Do this until the last coat. This ensures that the surface is smooth so the paint finishes perfectly.

5. Reconstruct your cabinet.
Now that the cabinet parts are painted to perfection, it would look better if these were all in one piece. When the paint has completely dried, it is time to reconstruct everything.  Replace all the hinges, screws doors and knobs.

6. Thank yourself for a job well done.
Appreciate the work you have done! Don’t you think that you have done a great job in restoring your kitchen cabinets? Now, your kitchen looks brand new and you did it! Enjoy your new kitchen and give yourself a treat!

You do not need a highly complicated “how to paint kitchen cabinets” manual in order to restore your kitchen cabinets. These six steps are easy to follow, with satisfying results!

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Source by Elijah James