Asked on May 13, 2018

How do I paint my cabinets?

Shore grandmomLindaWilliam
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I want to paint my kitchen Cabinets in white but I know it will be a lot of work. I’m active but 66. Is this something I could tackle
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q how do i paint my cabinets
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  • Tinyshoes
    May 13, 2018

    Sure you can. Clean well, sand where needed, use good primer them paint. Remember to remove all hardware and mark each door so you get it back in the right place. Good Luck!

  • William
    May 13, 2018

    You sure can. I'm 66 and still do a lot of my own repairs, upgrades, and help people out. Just don't rush it and take your time.

    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.

  • Linda
    May 13, 2018

    I saw this video attached Yesterday. A lady giving a two year update to her kitchen cabinet project with chalk paint. I previously thought chalk paint in a kitchen was a bad idea. The kitchen she started with looks very much like yours. Give a listen to her process and outcome and decide if its for you. Hope this helps

  • Shore grandmom
    May 13, 2018

    William is right on with what he's suggested. If you do what he said, I think you'll be fine. Just take your time, you have a good amount of cabinets and do one thing at a time. You may want to rethink a white paint, though. You already have white floors, white doors, white trim, white ceiling, a very light countertop, light colored appliances (except stove) and light colored walls. That's a lot of white. You may find it bland when you're finished. I understand wanting to change you cabinet color though, I hate my yellowed oak cabinets. I like the color of yours better. I'm hoping to gut my kitchen next year to get rid of the oak cabinets and white floors.

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