The Easiest Way To Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like A Pro
How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets – Easy Guide For Weekend Warriors And DIYers
We always suggest that you hire a professional to accomplish the job for you for multiple reasons such as experience and insurance of a good job! But for those who want to know just how to paint kitchen cabinets without a professional sprayer, this is how you can get professional looking results for under $200.
How To Achieve Professional Results When Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets
I have been finding a ton of questions via lately about one of our Facebook postings in which I painted our kitchen walls and cabinets. Most individuals are curious and want to know how to paint kitchen cabinets, and how much it cost to get our cabinets looking like new.
Our house is extremely old and so are our cabinets. It didn’t bother us at first but eventually, we got sick of considering that ugly veneer look so we decided it was time for a makeover.
It’s not very difficult to paint over veneer it just needs the right prep work. If you hire a professional I will suggest trying to do as much as you can your self such as taking off the doors and hardware and maybe sanding them lightly with a 220 grit sanding block. Just a light scuff will do (imagine you are cleaning a window). That will save you a few dollars. But if you decide to do it on your own below are a few tips on how to paint kitchen cabinets and obtain amazing and long lasting results.
Preparation When Painting Kitchen Cabinets
After you remove your doors (or just masking your hinges) lightly sand/scuff the surfaces that are being painted with a 220 grit sanding block. Use a type of degreasers such as for instance Windex or Zep Citrus Degreaser.
Next, you have 2 options. You can use a 220 grit sandpaper and lightly scuff your surfaces or use Krud Kutter-Gloss Off which you can wipe on employing a rag and let it sit for 10 minutes. Your surfaces will undoubtedly be deglossed without having to sand them.
Your next step is to prime the surfaces with the right primer. I used one coat of “INSL-X Stix” which really is an urethane acrylic You can find it online or at your local Benjamin Moore Supplier. Check your local Hardware store.
Using a good quality paint will help you get the best finish possible. I suggest using Benjamin Moore Advance Alkyd. It is very easy to assist and dries to a hard and durable finish.
Using a 2-inch Nylon paintbrush start cutting in around the hardware (if you failed to remove the doors) and any places your Whizz™ roller will not reach. Next, use your Whizz™ roller to apply your ALKYD enamel. Try to paint in the same direction as your grain (if your cabinet has a fake wood pattern). Let it dry overnight and repeat. You can hang your doors now but keep in mind that despite the fact that the enamel will dry over night, it still takes 30 days to fully cure so be careful and try to avoid scrubbing them before those 30 days.