Paint kitchen and cabinets ?

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Dec 27, 2019

    Hi Nancy, sorry not really sure what information you are looking for. Hope this helps. Table of Contents

    1. Step 1: Remove Cabinet Doors and Drawers.
    2. Step 2: Clean the Cabinets.
    3. Step 3: Repair Holes, Dents or Gouges.
    4. Step 4: Sand Then Clean the Surfaces.
    5. Step 5: Apply the Primer.
    6. Step 6: Apply Semi-Gloss Latex Paint.
    7. Step 7: Mark the Placement of the Hardware.
    8. Step 8: Pre-Drill Then Attach Hardware.

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  • Nancy Nancy on Dec 27, 2019

    Thank you

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 27, 2019

    I’ve done it in white and it’s high maintenance so I went with stained.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Dec 27, 2019

    It depends what you are starting with. If you have real wood then this Is a good guide to start your project.

    Your end product depends on the prep!!!!!! It depends on how great you want it to look in the end and if you want it to look GREAT ...believe me the PREP IS EVERYTHING.... it matters!!!! But definitely consider if these are cabinets that you will want keep for a long time and only go this route if you want to keep them for a while! The reason I say this is because this method will take a lot of your time and is tedious but will look like a professional finish job if you do it well.:

    To go all in to get a GREAT result, that means, prepping by SANDING, PRIMING(maybe KILZ) and using steel wool between coats of primer(to get that super smooth finish) all BEFORE you paint.

    ALSO...the paints are a huge factor for kitchens and bathrooms. You will want to use something super heavy duty for that kind of traffic! Consider using a home paint sprayer for the job to get that super sleek pro finish. If you are putting the time in to prep the cabinets well and paint them well you will want a good paint that will last. Benjamin Moore ADVANCE!! $50 per gallon but it's so worth it!!! Use it in the sprayer if you can get your hands on one. If not no worries, it has self leveling properties so even with a brush it minimizes brush strokes. That paint is an excellent cabinet paint and you don't need a topcoat. I seriously just wipe it down when it gets dirty.

    If you want to just change the color for a few years before you get new cabinets then there are definitely easier methods to paint them. (ie....cans of spray paint)

    I just wanted to give you a lasting professional solution in case you didn't want to deal with chipping, brush marks and lots of wear in a short few years using other methods. Good luck!

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Dec 27, 2019

    I have painted kitchen cabinets-- with great scceeSs1

    TAKE OFF ALL HARDWARE f0r a professional-looking job! PRIME! Paint with two coats of a GOOD LATEX PAINT. Reassemble cabinets. Treat gently for a month or so -- while the paint cures. Good luck! Have fun!

  • We removed all of our doors and primed and painted them outside. Priming is key, as well as good paint. We used Cashmere from Sherwin Williams which has held up exceptionally well... 7 years and counting!

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Dec 28, 2019

    This paint works really well for cabinets:

    Hope this Helps! Jeremy -

  • T R T R on Dec 28, 2019


    Can you please clarify exactly what you are looking to do so the answers can be more focused? For example, do you have a color or style in mind, do you have a picture of what you would like it to look like, or what it looks like now, what tools do you have to work with, etc?