How do you paint kitchen cabinets easily?

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  • Katie Sara Creates Katie Sara Creates on Jan 13, 2019

    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.

  • Smudgesmom Smudgesmom on Jan 14, 2019

    There is no easy way to get a good, long lasting finish. The preparation is the key. Clean it , sand it, patch it & paint. I wish I had used a sprayer. It took much longer to brush on, but the result was great. Good luck. The first response is very complete. Good luck.