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Painting your Cabinets for a New Look!

August 17, 2020

Instead of replacing your old cabinets, you can update them with a few simple steps. Painting your kitchen's cabinets can give your old or dated cabinets an updated look. 

"Painting cabinet doors" by Plutor is licensed under CC BY 2.0



"Painting cabinet doors" by Plutor is licensed under CC BY 2.0



1) Remove the cabinets

  • Be sure to label the cabinets and hardware. 

2) Clean them with a degreaser

  • You need to remove all the dirt and grease. Any dirt that remains can cause peeling issues in the future.  

3) Prep your workspace

  • Painters tape off any areas that you don't want to paint. Be sure to cover areas such as your counters and backsplash as well. 

4) Sand cabinets

  • Sanding creates a rough surface for the paint to adhere to. It also removes old paint and smooths out defects on the cabinets. 
  • Be sure to remove all dust before priming. 

5) Apply primer

  • Applying primer ensures that the old color won't bleed through.

6) Apply final paint 

  • Roll and then brush your cabinets. 
  • Be sure to follow the wood grain when painting. 
  • Prop your cabinets up for easier painting. 

7) Apply a coat of polyurethane 

  • Applying a coat of poly will help protect the cabinets from peeling. It helps ensure that the cabinets will look fresh for longer. 
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