Repainting cabinets is a simple and easy way to make a space feel new and refreshed again. Anyone can do it if they know-how and follow the correct steps.
- Step 1: Remove cabinet doors and drawers with a screwdriver
- Step 2: Remove any door handles, knobs, or metal hardware from the wood
- Step 3: Sand drawers and cabinets, as well as the cabinet frame to create a smooth surface for painting
- Step 4: After sanding, wipe the sanded surfaces down with a damp cloth to remove any excess dust
- Step 5: Always prime and allow primer to dry completely
- Step 6: Apply your paint in the direction of the wood grain and allow to dry completely
- Step 7: Reattach hardware
- Step 8: Reattach doors and drawers to frame
Make sure to paint kitchen cabinets with a paint designed for cabinets. Painting with this special type of paint will make your job a lot easier. Cabinet paint is made to withstand the normal wear and tear of a kitchen and will hold up and look fresh longer than most other paints.
There is also more than one way to paint your cabinets. Some people choose the traditional paintbrush method, while others choose to use spray paint. A paintbrush gives you more control over thickness, stroke, and a gallon of paint will typically go farther if painted on with a brush. However, painting with a brush is more time consuming and can leave brush strokes in the paint if not done properly. Spray painting cabinets can allow for a quicker application that dries faster since it applies thinner coats of paint. If you plan to spray paint, make sure to do so outside since sprayers have a wide reach.
Now you know what to do! If this project seems like too much to handle on your own, We would love to help! Schedule your free home consultation today!