How do I paint my light brown shaker style cabinets white?

They are in good condition

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  • Pretty easy... minding the time in actually painting. And a huge impact! (can you tell I'm a super big fan of painting cabinets, I've done it many times and are always so thrilled with the results) Clean and dry cabinets. Use a really good bonding primer LIKE THIS one. Once that's dry coat with 2 coats of good quality latex.

  • William William on Jan 14, 2019

    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. 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-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.

  • Hi Ann! I can tell you how to paint your cabinets with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint! :)



    It is super easy to paint with Dixie Belle:



    Step one: Clean with White Lightning


    Step two: If the surface is slippery, apply two coats of Slick Stick


    Step three: Paint one to two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint


    Step four: Use Gator Hide for a water-repellent finish


    I am attaching some kitchens that have been painted with Dixie Belle Paint so you can see the outcome.



    Also, we did have a series of LIVE videos on a step by step tutorial of how to paint your kitchen cabinets. If you would like to watch them....



    Day one: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1609328872527961/


    Day two: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1610860225708159/


    Day three: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1612437375550444/


    Day four: https://www.facebook.com/DixieBellePaint/videos/1615506548576860/




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