How to Paint Cabinets

How to Paint Cabinets


-It’s easy to refresh outdated cabinets with
paint. First, gather your materials. You’ll need deglosser, work gloves, high-density
foam rollers, a paint brush, oil-based bonding primer, 220 grit sandpaper, soft rugs, and
paint. Start by removing the doors, hinges and hardware from the cabinets. Prep is key
so wipe all of the cabinets with the deglosser to remove surface oils, grime and the existing
glossy finish closely following package directions. If you have high gloss cabinets, you may need
to lightly sand them with a 220-grit sandpaper, paying special attention to any trimmed details.
Wipe he dust away with a soft barely damped cloth. Next, apply a quality stain blocking
oil-based bonding primer using a high density foam roller or a paint brush. Let dry according
to product directions and then lightly sand away any brushstrokes. Next, brush, roll,
or spray the cabinet surface with a light coat of paint. Let the first coat dry completely
before applying a second coat for even courage. Don’t over brush. Most quality paint levels
as it dries. Allow painted cabinet, frames, and doors to completely cure before reinstalling
hinges and hardware. With a few supplies and a couple gallons of paint, you can dramatically
transform your cabinets from drab to fab.

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