How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Painting your kitchen cabinets can transform your kitchen, giving it a new lease on life. It’s a simple way to redo your kitchen and transform how your entire home feels.

Before you begin, spread out some dust sheets in the area where you’re going to paint. Make sure the kitchen is well ventilated. Check your cabinets to see their condition to see if you need to get new Creative Cabinets, or to replace any doors, or handles.

Remove the Doors

The first thing you have to do is remove the doors of all your kitchen cabinets. This is so you can paint the doors while they lie flat on the floor. It can be complicated painting the doors while they’re attached because the swinging can lead to streaking and paint dripping all over the place.

Normally, you should be able to remove the doors just by unclipping their hinges, and covering them with masking tape.

Remove the Handles

Remove the handles so that the cabinets are easier to paint.

Clean the Cabinets

You need to clean the cabinets so that you;r enot painting over dirt and grease. If you don’t clean your surfaces, the dirt and grease will cause the paint to peel away.

Sand Down the Surfaces

It’s important for the surfaces to be even, so you’ll have to lightly sand down the doors to reduce any chips or scratches. I recommend using 150 to 250 grit.

Use a damp cloth to dust off the surfaces.

Start Painting

Decide on the kind of finish you want so you know the kind of paint you need. Start off with a primer so the paint looks fresher for longer. However, not every furniture paint needs a primer. Use a wood paint or a multipurpose paint.

You could use chalk paints, but if you do, you will need to varnish or wax to keep it sealed.

Typically, you will need about 13 litres of paint for every square metre. 

Use a paint brush to paint evenly across the cabinet door, making sure to paint through all nooks. Make sure to let the paint dry for as long as the instructions say is necessary.

Make sure that each layer dries for as long as is recommended, applying a new layer until you get the effect you;re looking for.

Normally, you should paint a layer per day, so you’re looking at about a week at most to get to the kind of effect you want.

Once that is done, use a roller to give everything a polished, professional look.

Dry and then Reassemble Everything

Once you’re done with painting, let the paint dry for about 24 hours. Try to avoid your cabinets and doors during that time, so that you don’t smudge anything.

When everything has dried, reattach the handles, or if you like, buy new ones to give your kitchen aqn extra sparkle.

Reattach the cabinet doors and say hello to your new kitchen.