Tips for painting cabinets?

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  • Barbara Barbara on Dec 31, 2017
    check out Pinterest for lots of ideas.

  • FL FL on Dec 31, 2017
    "A new coat of paint can make worn, tired kitchen cabinets look new again. Thorough preparation is the key to successfully painting kitchen cabinets." learn how here:

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 31, 2017
    If they are wood make sure they are cleaned well, then a light sanding, priming, then paint with a paint made for cabinets

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 31, 2017
    1. Take the doors off
    2. Remove all the hardware
    3. Use good quality brushes
    4. Use good primers and paint
    5. Follow all the directions on the primer and paint
    6. Take your time

  • William William on Dec 31, 2017
    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 120- to 220-grit sandpaper. Use a tack cloth or damp rag to remove dust after sanding. Prime with a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123, KILZ,or BIN and have it tinted to the color of the top coat. This will prevent dark or stained surfaces from showing through the top coat. 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.