What is the best way to update kitchen cabinet color?

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  • Gk Gk on Feb 02, 2019

    Hello Lynn! You could paint your kitchen cabinets any color that you like or you could use some gel stain--with the idea that you can only go darker not lighter with the gel stain. It's a bit of a job but one you can handle if you take your time, prep your cabinets correctly, and give yourself some good drying time in between coats.

  • William William on Feb 02, 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.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Feb 02, 2019

    you could also use chalk or milk paint or distress the cabinets