Painting 1970's Kitchen Cabinets
I am currently helping my MIL with her retirement home that is outdated and slightly stuck in the 70's. We are adding modern touches and fresh paint everywhere...including the 1970's Kitchen Cabinets. I'm sharing how to paint your cabinets, what products I use...and the BEFORE and AFTER.
The biggest problem was that there was lots of BEIGE. It needed to be brightened up, so we decided to go for white. Since the floors had to stay and the counters (which were beige) I decided to go with a "warmer" white. We used Dove White from Benjamin Moore in their Advance paint line (which is for cabinets). To prep the cabinets I took these steps. Then I began painting...with the Advance line I found it was an easy product not to have to prep cabinets first. This will depend on your cabinet and your finish...but since I've used this line before on my own cabinets, I knew I was fine with not having to sand or prime.
It will take at least 4 coats on the cabinets...so yes this is an annoying project and probably one of my least favorites of them all...but so worth it when it's all done and you have a fresh new look to your kitchen. The photo above is with one coat only. tytlytblyt
Use a foam roller for base cabinets and for large surface areas, and invest in a good brush for those smaller and more narrow areas. Be sure to of course tape off the area and have drop cloth for painting cabinet doors.
With the right tools and the time invested your kitchen can feel totally new and fresh.
See the Kitchen reveal with hardware here.
- Foam Roller (https://www.amazon.com/Shur-Line-3715C-4-Inch-Refills-Contractor/dp/B002K8PT74/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1523291947&sr=1-4&keywords=foam+roller)
- Benjamin Moore Advance Paint Line
- Angled Cut Paint Brush (https://www.amazon.com/Proform-Technologies-PIC11-2-0-2-Inch-Picasso/dp/B00BX72OWG/ref=as_li_bk_tl/?tag=seeklavelan00-20&linkId=d5a1c66dab5b5ddde5d97406d35fe472&linkCode=ktl)
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