Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to give a new look to old, boring, dark or worn cabinets, or recycle the cheap cabinets you’ve bought at thrift store. Doing this is quite simple, and can give your kitchen a new life without spending a fortune. And why pay a high fee to a professional if you yourself can probably do the service and get a good result for a fraction of the cost?
Painting kitchen cabinets is a time-consuming process. Each drawer, door, and outer cabinet should be painted, and there are usually several edges and corners that cannot be reached with a standard size paint roller. Fortunately, you can reduce task time by choosing the right paint and doing some light prep work. With the proper approach, it is possible to painting kitchen cabinets in just one step.
Clean the cabinets with soap and water. Dust and dirt become more visible in single-layer paints and give an uneven and unprofessional appearance. For better single coverage, you will need to work with clean materials. Sand the cabinet. Most of them have a glossy and smooth finish, which hinders the adhesion of the paint. Although the sanding process takes several hours, if you do not, you will have to add more layers of paint. In the long run, this step saves time. Protect the countertops and yourself with old newspapers and sheets and use masking tape on the sides to protect them.