How to Paint 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 100 grit sandpaper or a green Scotch Brite pad.. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like KILZ. Acrylic or water base paints are low-fume and clean up easily with water. Alkyd or oil-based 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.
If you're not sure what to do, take ONE OF THE CABINET DRAWERS and some photos to the paint dept. of your home improvement store and ask for their advice on paints and application tools for a professional finish. They have products you may have never considered.
Hi Debra! There are many tips found in these links. Decide on your color, and if you need help just go to Home Depot or Lowe's and talk with them about colors. Take a few color swatches home with you before you decide! Good luck!