• Hometalker
  • Penn Valley, CA
Asked on Mar 26, 2018

How to paint kitchen cabinets?

WilliamHappy Days HometalkerKak7669331


6 answers
  • Sharon
    on Mar 26, 2018

    There are great cabinet paint kits at Lowe’s and Home Depot! Just be sure to clean them well first and a light sanding!
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 26, 2018

    what are the cabinets made of
  • Carolyn Campbell-Thomas
    on Mar 27, 2018

    painting cabinets are so easy but will take sometime, I purchase Berh paint and primer combine white semi gloss. first day taking off cabinet doors keeping hardware baggies and labeled. second clean cabinets doors and frame I used simple green, then you have to sand I used sand paper, and now you can start your painting it took 3 days I had so much fun that I later did bathroom vanities in expresso bean color and then painting bedroom furniture black , you will really like doing this. when try and send you pic
  • Kak7669331
    on Mar 27, 2018

    I used the Rustoleum Cabinet Kit from Home Depot! It was tedious but very easy!!
  • Happy Days Hometalker
    on Mar 27, 2018

    I also used the Rustoleum Cabinet Kit, my son actually did the work about 5 years ago, still holding up well, there is one cabinet that chips near the handle, I touch it up every so often, otherwise its been great, a lot cheaper than replacing cabinets and our kitchen has a whole new look. Good luck no matter what you do.
  • William
    on Mar 27, 2018

    Make sure they are clean and dry. 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 with 120- to 220-grit sandpaper. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123, KILZ,or BIN and have it tinted to the color of the top coat. This will prevent dark or stained surfaces from showing through the top coat. Acrylic, or water-base, paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd, or oil-base, paints require good ventilation because the paint contains solvents that can irritate your lungs and make you feel sick. Alkyd options require mineral spirits for cleanup, but they provide a hard, durable paint finish. Whichever you use, buy the best-quality paint you can afford for a lasting kitchen cabinet finish. 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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