What is the best way to redo my kitchen cabinets on a budget ?


I want to redo our kitchen cabinets, I saw a kit at home depot. I didnt know if it would be a good idea to use that or if there is a better way of doing it. The kit was a no sanding kit which sounds good to me.

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  • Yes, I looked at those too - until I read the reviews, that scared me off. So here I sit with ugly old sad cabinets.

    Take your time, do it the right way, see if this helps you any?



  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jul 13, 2018

    I would take photos of the kitchen you like and one of the cabinet doors to your home improvement store and ask them how to copy it with their paint, stain or other materials. They have the best products, application tools, and finishes (hardware, drawer pulls, etc.) to do a professional job.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 13, 2018

    Hi Angela,

    I agree with Naomia. I think it's better to decide which products you're going to use without buying a kit. Sometimes you don't need everything in the kit and sometimes it costs you a lot more for the kit. I put this mini-tutorial together to help people like you. :) Wishing you the best.

    Start by removing the doors and hardware, then clean everything completely. Be sure to number the doors and put the hardware for each door in it's own bag so they don't get lost or mixed up. Use a cleaner like TSP to make sure every bit of hand oils are removed before you start. Lightly sand the surface to make sure the paint will stick, then apply a good primer. Let that dry, then use a high number sand paper (220 or 400), followed by wiping all of the dust with a tack cloth. Next use a good paint in the color of your choice. Most companies now have a cabinet paint formula. It's best to use 2 thinner coats of paint instead of one thick coat. You can use a roller on flat surfaces, but you'll need a brush to get into groves and/or trim.

    After the first coat dries, again use a high number sandpaper to gently smooth any bumps that appear in the paint then use the tack cloth. Next apply the second coat. With the doors, paint the inside of the door first and watch for side drips. Once the inside is completely dry, flip it over and do the outside. (Tip - raise your doors using hunks of wood or even empty yogurt containers so that paint doesn't stick to your protective covering under the doors. ) Let everything dry, put the hardware back on and hang the doors. Stand back and admire your work. :) Wishing you the best!

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 13, 2018

    Paint the cabinets. Get some paint chips, take them home and hold them up to see what color works best in your home.