Anne
Anne
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Asked on Sep 29, 2017

Tips on painting kitchen cabinets?

WilliamDebbie AdamsLinda Sikut
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  • Debbie Adams
    on Sep 29, 2017

    The best way to paint them, I have found is by spraying them. Remove the doors and the door hardware. Spray the boxes and then the doors. I have worked with a painter who uses floor paint, for a number of reasons. First, it dries quickly, two, it is less liable to chip.
    Spraying gives you an even coat and is quicker to apply than painting with a brush.
    Good Luck!
  • Linda Sikut
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Hi Anne, Painting kitchen cabinets can certainly freshen up you kitchen and you want to do it right because that keeps the paint from peeling and making a mess. I had a pro paint mine but kitchen cabinets weren't really his thing. He was much better at other projects. He didn't prep well and already the paint is coming off here and there. So the #1 advice I can give you is to prep, prep, prep. This is one of my favoring websites to share when the topic of painting kitchen cabinets comes up. I hope it helps you take the steps to work on your project so that it lasts.



  • Debbie Adams
    on Sep 29, 2017

    I really should have started this by advising you to clean and sand the doors. TSP is a product that will remove grease and oil from the surfaces.
  • William
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Make sure they are clean and dry. Use acrylic latex paint. Remove the doors and hardware. Mark the doors and cabinets with tape where they go. Lightly sand the doors and cabinets to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123, KILZ,or BIN. Then paint with your color. Seal with at least three coats with a water based polyurethane. Use a small foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.
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