Asked on Jul 11, 2018

How to paint kitchen cabinets?



2 answers
  • Ebbjdl
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Hi Joe, First pick the paint, and get a high gloss, it washes everything with a wet cloth. Wash the cabinets with Murphys Oil Soap, find it in the cleaning isle. Next, take off all the hardware, and the draws, and doors. Paint the doors on a flat surface, this avoids streaking and peeling. Give it 2 coats, let dry completely before you apply coat2.

  • William
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Your choice of sheen. A lot of people don't want shiny cabinets.

    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.

Your comment...