Make sure you get paint that is formulated for plastic and laminate. I scuff with fine steel wool and clean with denatured alcohol for prep. This slightly roughs the current finish so the paint adheres better. Then spray paint, normally Krylon is my plastic surface choice.
It's a choice on whether to remove hardware or not. If you don't want to change the color, you can tape it off but I usually remove mine.
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 220 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.
You've gotten some good responses here. If you're more of a visual learner, here's a good tutorial from Ace Hardware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no2O1xDnW7A
Suzanne: I've painted mine a couple of times! It's quite easy. (I recommend taking off hardware -- for a more professional look.). PRIME (with a good primer, like Kils) on clean surfaces. Then two coats of a GOOD latex paint. That's it! I never have added a top sealer coat. ...just treat the cabinets gently for a month or so -- to allow the paint to cure.
Here's my kitchen:
Hi Suzanne! Here is another way of painting laminate countertops with epoxy!
Here is a post on it!
I would use a good primer first and then paint with a good oil base paint.
Hi Suzanne, here's a lovely video tutorial that will show you how to paint your cabinets - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_nfB27o3WQ
Use ( Easy Surface Preparation) ESP! Apply on first then paint. Enjoy the journey!