Need help painting kitchen cabinets

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 08, 2017
    what is your question?

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 08, 2017
    Very big job - remove all of the doors/drawers and hardware; tip: label the inside of the drawers and doors to be able to put them back in the orginal place; sand them down using a palm sander; prime with Kilz - at least 2 coats; paint 2-3 coats. Let each coat dry completely before painting more and lightly sand in between each coat. Lay them on a flat surface for painting and use a good roller and brush. Use Google and YouTube to find more info and details. Good luck!

  • Charl Charl on Dec 09, 2017
    Add Floetrol to the paint...guaranteed NO BRUSH MARKS!! Also, make sure you use a degreaser before painting. It's a lot of work but well worth the savings. Do a section at a time so you don't get overwhelmed. We did ours...went from honey oak to white...what a difference!!...brought them right up to date. No lie, it's time consuming. That's why I'm suggesting a section at a time. You don't want to be overwhelmed and get sloppy. Good luck!!

  • No, not really hard at all. Remove all of the hardware off of the doors and drawers, then remove the doors and drawers, themselves. Do mark the back of them so they will go back in the same order. No need to sand, just wipe down thoroughly with liquid sandpaper (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.), including the frame of the cabinets. This is a MUST to remove varnish or any type of gloss finish that is on the cabinets and the liquid sandpaper is a godsend for saving time and effort. Prime with a flat, latex paint in a color similar to what the final color will be. When that is dry (I'd give it a full 24 hours), you can paint it with a satin or gloss latex paint in the color you choose. You will probably have to give it 2 coats of the final color. Use a small angled brush and a 4 or 6 inch roller (but don't use the sponge type. They are messy, don't absorb the paint and don't give good coverage). Use one similar in texture to a regular-sized roller. Reassemble with your hardware and place them back in the original positions. I have used latex paint several times on various cabinets and they turn out beautifully and stand up to abuse. Just be sure to use satin or gloss on the final 2 coats.