Asked on Jan 5, 2019

How do I paint my kitchen cabinets?

TheHoneycombHomeKatie Sara CreatesEbbjdl


I have a older home with wood kitchen cabinets 27 to be exact and want to paint them there is a stain wood finish on them what is the best way and paint to use?Thank you Dave

4 answers
  • Tinyshoes
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Dave...Sanding well then prime and paint of your choice. Mine were dark and it worked well for me. Good luck

  • Ebbjdl
    on Jan 5, 2019

    David Clean the cabinets with Murphy's oil soap, let dry completely. Take the hardware and the doors off. You want to do this right. Buy the color you want in a high gloss, it's easy to wipe clean, just a damp cloth will do it. Paint the doors and drawers on a flat surface, to avoid peeling and streaks. The hardware you can spray paint or buy new. For 27 cabinets, it can get pricey. Murphy's oil soap can be purchased in the supermarket, cleaning aisle. Aloha!

  • Katie Sara Creates
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Hi David! For our oak cabinets, I started by removing all of the drawers and doors, and as I did that, I labelled them so I knew which piece belonged with which part of the built-in units.

    I then prepped all of the wood with Krud Krutter (not just the stuff meant for cleaning - they have product that specifically meant for paint prep).

    After it dried, I filled in the wood grain with putty and sanded it smooth (you really only have to do this if you have oak cabinets because the grain is so deep. You also don't have to do this if you don't mind the grain showing through the new paint).

    Next, I used a paint sprayer to cover everything with a solid layer of primer (Behr has product designed specifically for cabinets). After drying, I used the sprayer to add a couple coats of my final paint colour (again, Behr has awesome, enamel-based product for this type of project).

    Once again, I let everything dry and then put each piece back in its original place.

    I also cleaned and spray painted the original hardware to give it a fresh, modern look, which helped us save money (brand new hardware can be expensive depending on the size of you kitchen)!

    I hope this helps.

  • TheHoneycombHome
    on Jan 6, 2019

    Here is how I did mine using chalk paint:

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