How to diy your cabinets?

They are a ugly brown color now which makes my kitchen look dark.

  4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 21, 2018
    what do you mean diy cabinets,re stain, paint?what are they made of

  • Shelley Stark Shelley Stark on Jun 21, 2018
    Here are 2 options: Paint the entire outside including doors or purchase new doors and paint just the frames. There is some really beautiful stuff at your local DIY stores.

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Jun 21, 2018
    Rustoleum found at Home Depot comes in a kit, very easy to use.

  • William William on Jun 21, 2018
    Paint! Paint! Paint!

    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.