How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I’m interior developer Tracy Metro and welcome to the Dunn-Edwards Paints’s “How to Paint” movie series. Now, a fresh coat associated with paint on cupboards can change a kitchen. And what’s excellent is that it costs far less than changing old kitchen cabinets. But before you decide to decide to repaint them, look at the condition of them to see if it can even worth your time and if could possibly be going to look good once could possibly be repainted. See, if the cabinets show up damaged from years and years of use or perhaps they’re made of a lesser-quality materials, such as a particle board that can twist or rot, unfortunately, not even a great paint job can fix them. On the other hand, if you’ve got great wooden cabinets, they can be greatly improved together with just some elbow grease and a fresh new layer of paint. In this movie, I’m going to show you step by step exactly how to paint kitchen cabinets and also them look brand spanking brand-new. Plus, I’ll show you a few guidelines to make the job even easier.
All righty. So step number one will be to remove everything from the kitchen. And when I say everything, I mean everything, in the cabinets, from on the counter, in addition to from the drawers. And then, the thing you need to do is remove in addition to unscrew any hardware, such as compartment pulls or doorknobs. And next, put them in a large Ziploc ill fitting so that nothing gets misplaced throughout the makeover. Now, here’s a Tracy’s suggestion for you. In case you’re frightened that you’re going to forget exactly where certain knobs or pulls move, it’s so easy. All you have to do is take a photograph along with your cell phone.
That way, if you’re puzzled at the end, all you have to do will be consult the photo and you specifically where stuff belongs. This provides definitely saved me before. Next, unscrew the doorknobs and eliminate the cupboard doors by taking the many of the out of the hinges and pulling opportunities off the frames. Again, place any kind of hardware in a marked baggy. Here’s another Tracy’s tip.
Make positive to number the cabinets in addition to doors so that you know which doorways belong to which cabinet. Simply take a small piece of painter’s video tape, mark the cabinet and doorway with the exact same number, and then stay one piece of tape with the amount on it on the door where the joint goes and the other piece in the cabinet. Now, this is also a good time to assess the hardware that holds the cupboards collectively. Any screws, hinges, or brackets that look old and exhausted should definitely be replaced after the cupboards will be repainted. Then, use a sponge or even a soft cloth and some TSP or any Krud Kutter to remove any kind of dirt or stains on the cupboards.
Lastly, wipe down the cupboards together with water and let them dry totally. So how do the cupboards appear to the naked eye? Are there scratches, scuffs, or even riflard? Well, any professional painter think that to have a great-looking coloring job means you have to get started with a completely smooth surface. So the time has come to patch any blemishes, scrapes, or dents by filling associated with a patching compound. Simply use the patching material to typically the damaged area of the cabinet. And next, using a putty knife, scrape aside any excess patching compound. Then, allow the compound completely dry. Well, at this point, you have to pick to decide if you want to maintain the original hardware or if you want to mix things up. Well, if you want to change out the hardware, it’s most likely not going to fit in the very same holes that currently exist. You might need different-size screw holes or perhaps holes that are closer together or perhaps further apart. So you’ll need to fill the existing holes with repairing compound and drill new kinds before painting. Now, since we all absolutely love these classic circa-1970s handles, we’re definitely going to stick to these babies.
They are fairly groovy. The next step is to rough up your wood cabinet areas with sandpaper using 120-grit or perhaps finer sandpaper. Lightly rub all the areas that you intend to coloring. This will help the primer in addition to paint adhere better. Now, if the cabinets are made of a melamine veneer or they’re finished with a really tough coating, when you sand them, ensure you use a very, very fine sandpaper, because if you use a really rough sandpaper, it’s going to scratch and you should see it when you paint. Make certain you also prime them really well in order that the paint adheres. Now, here’s a Tracy’s tip for you– I’ve received a lot of tips for you– when texturing, always sand with the grain.
Never go across the grain or back or worse, in a circular action, as moving in the wrong direction will simply cause scuff marks which will ultimately display in your paint job. And pay out special attention to the areas where a repairing compound was applied. Sand adequate that the filled spots are clean with the rest of the cabinet. Lastly, clean everything down with a damp publication to remove any dust or perhaps debris that collected from texturing. Next, if you want your coat regarding paint to adhere evenly to the wood and if you want typically the paint job to last a lengthy time– and frankly, who wouldn’t– if you’re going to want to use a good quality primer before you paint. Now, I’m using Dunn-Edwards Ultra-Grip Premium Multi-Purpose Primer. But before you start priming, you’re going to want to tape off the areas that you really don’t want painted. So you require to start by taping around the on the inside edges of the cabinets and the storage, of course , assuming that you don’t want typically the paint to bleed to the interior. And be sure to tape round the ceiling, edges, or walls the location where the cupboards meet. Now, if you notice, I actually put plastic wrap down on your kitchen counter because I want to guard it from getting painted furthermore and I’m lifting it up on the back-splash and taping this down to protect that, too.
Well, now that the taping is completed, all I need to do will be prime it. Using a small roller cover, apply a layer of primer and then use a coloring brush to gently roll out the region. You want the primer to have a smooth and an even end. Then, you just allow the primer to dry. Well, now comes the fun portion, the painting. And we’re starting up on the inside of the cabinets first and after that we’ll paint the cabinet body areas. And we’re doing some thing really, really fun. See, many people paint the inside of their cabinets bright or cream and that’s just therefore boring. But we’re going to jazz it up. We’re using a daring color on the inside and I’ve selected Dunn-Edwards Arboretum, which is this spectacular greenish-bluish-aqua color that is going to look so stylish every time each goes in to get a dish or even a bowl. Next, paint the cabinet doors. Use a mini painting tool cover to apply the coloring on the large areas and then utilize a brush to feather out all those areas so that you have a smooth in addition to an even finish.
Feathering out removes visible roller stipple and clean strokes, which, of course , makes the coloring job look very, very specialized. And we have chosen Dunn-Edwards Mint Chiffon as our cabinet deal with door color. And to associated with doors really stand out, we intend on doing some detailing on the molding making use of Dunn-Edwards Arboretum, which ties to the inside of the cabinets. This is going to look so gorgeous. Now, here’s a small reminder for you.
Be sure to paint the door edges, cabinet sides, and drawer edges, along with the rear side. Let the paint dried out completely on all the doors, storage, and cabinet frames. The 1st coat of paint should be offered at least four hours to dried out before applying another coat. So do you need a second coat of coloring? Yeah, you probably do, because the 2nd coat of paint can be the distinction between a job looking pretty good and also a job looking extremely professional. Once the second coat has dried, you’ll be able to any detail painting that you like. So we’re letting the cabinets show how they want to be coated, since this molding right here is different through the rest of the cabinet. It’s pretty much expressing, Tracy, paint me a different shade. Well, of course , I’m going to assist by taping it off in addition to painting it with Dunn-Edwards Arboretum, which is actually our inside shade. So what’s especially lovely concerning this detail is that we’re able to create stripes without actually getting to paint little stripes, which is often really difficult in this kind of an application. Once the paint is completely dry, set up the handles and other hardware in addition to reattach all cupboard doors in addition to drawers.
Doesn’t this kitchen appear absolutely spectacular? Think about it. All we did was repaint your kitchen cabinets. It’s pretty amazing what you can do after some bit of elbow grease and a can regarding paint. well, if you have any concerns or you just need some help, go on over to your neighborhood Dunn-Edwards Paints store. And for all of us here at Dunn-Edwards Paints, I’m Tracy Metro. Thanks for watching and happy artwork.
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