Painting kitchen cabinets for beginners- Brush and Roll

Painting kitchen cabinets for beginners- Brush and Roll

painting kitchen cabinets for under
$200 is it possible absolutely I’m going to show you how to do it! Alright for those
of you who are new to this channel my name is one I’m the owner of 518 painters and if you haven’t done so please subscribe right now I’m always
uploading content about anything that has to do with painting and tips and
tricks and home improvement so to show you there’s something in there that you
would like I would suggest to check out my other videos too but yeah let me get
right to it so pretty much your whole project is
going to depend on your prep your prepping your product you know you don’t
want to be too tube with the product you know you get what you pay for
lets be honest you buy a $20 $10 pane you know that’s that’s the type of results
you’re going to achieve so the product that we’ll be using today I’m going to
leave a link in the description so the The primer that we’re going to be using is a
urethane acrylic called Stix and the top code is going to be Benjamin
more advanced alkyd between oil-based primer and the sticks
those are really my top to go to of primers and the Benjamin Moore advanced
this you know it’s it’s so easy to work with its self leveling it’s easy to sand
and the finish that you get is very it’s a solid it’s like a almost like a
like a shell is it really are even if you if you’re not an experienced pain
and you know that the stuff kind of works with you you know is it’s very
forgiving so this is going to make this project rip really easy for anybody
pretty much. So with kitchen cabinets usually they tend to be very dirty and
very greasy on especially the ones that are located directly over your stove and
oven tend to have a high buildup of grease and oils so what you want to do
is you want to make sure that you clean these thoroughly for you before you do
anything so what I like to do is spray this heavy duty degreaser It’s a citrus degreaser but yet what you do
which we do is you spray down your surfaces your doors is drawers you frame
pretty much everything that you’re painting. Soak it with the
degreaser . What you are trying to do you’re trying to get rid of the oil and
grease, anything that the paint won’t adhere once you spray on your degreaser
let that sit for a couple of minutes then wipe it off with a clean rag what
I’ll suggest I would let it sit for like five minutes at least five minutes I’m
already did it with this one so for demonstration purposes you know I didn’t let this one sit
too long but anyways what you want to go around you want to
you know see if there’s anything that you need to knock off any dirt that you
missed what I do I take my 5 in 1 you can take pretty much anything a
credit card work sometimes knock off any dirt and debris go ahead and wipe it
again and this goes for pretty much for every
part that you’re painting you know whether it’s you drawer , your frame
everything that that’s being painting you want to make sure you prep
it correctly you want to degrease it make sure you get all the debris off
before you go ahead and start sanding and you start sanding it you want to use
a 150 grit and lightly scuff up the surface what you’re trying to do is you’re
trying to take the gloss you try to de loss it and you’re trying to give your primer and your paint something to grab onto so what I like doing and this
important to if you’re doing this if you you know if you got somebody helping you
you want to make sure you guys are on the same page as far as sanding you want
to go pretty much always go with the grain when you’re standing and you know
the same pattern that you’re doing this the same way you’re standing you want
your partner to send the same way just so later on you know there’s no you
don’t see any difference once you put the paint on you know and one person
went against the grain dealing with the grain you know you’re going to have
texture difference to than you finish so what else to just either you know you
designate one person to sanding or you know you you guys talk it out before you
for you sin and make a plan on how you gonna tack it so yeah take your 150
grit and just like you scuff up the surface you don’t even have to put much pressure same thing in here. What I’m using is
a sanding sponge to wrap my paper around. Make sure you get your corners And that’s it. Make sure you know you
hit every spot look at it in the light and if you see any glossy spots you know
you it goes again then you take your rag and wipe off any dust you want to get
rid of heavy dust especially in the corners because if you start painting this
and they’re still just dust or debris in the corners or anywhere on the surface
it’s going to show in your finish alright just looking pretty good so what
you will do you know you do both sides and you do that with every every face
plate of your drawer every go work and put your frame you you would go about the same way
then our next step is to prime this alright I let us sit up for about eight
hours and ended up doing something else what is looking pretty good so what you
want to do is first thing you want to do you want to do a fingernail scratch test
you want to see this is this is solid and as you can see the the
primarily adhere to the to the surface so we’re good to go
next thing you want to do is you want to take some 220 grit sanding paper and see
if you have any imperfection it’s just very lightly wipe over those up and over
those five just to knock off any any debris anything that contaminated the
surface this is pretty good and see anything so we’re good to go here what
I’m going to do now is I’m going to wipe it off with a rag and get ready to apply
the topcoat another thing I want to mention real quick whenever you touching
the surface make sure your hands are clean make sure you don’t have any
grease or you know you naturally have oil isn’t on your fingers so you want to
make sure you need to wash away with a good soap on like a distant ocean soap
or some Duramax and clean your hands are really good because if you touch the
surface and you have oil grease on it when you go to paint over it you know
you can have spots where the tea won’t adhere to the surface and you know you
want that’s what you’re trying to do it’s another resented everything and
looks good and everything’s smooth we are ready to apply our topcoat so you’re
doing the same thing like you did with your primer I’m going to take our tank
hit the edges make sure you don’t put too much shot up too much paint in your
corners because it’ll build up then we’ll take our 4 inch 3/8 inch nap
roller and apply our pain tape thing your last rope you always
want to go in the same direction make sure there’s nothing running or
dripping off our side and that’s it so we’re going to do now
we’re going to let this dry there’s a suggested dry time of 16 hours in
between coats so we let this sit overnight come back see if we have to
stand anything before we apply our second coat and then do the same thing
we’re going to do that with everything with all the other doors the drawers and
the frame and then we’ll see what we have at we’re going to do that with
everything we’re going to live with the doors the drawers and the frame and then
we’ll see what we have all right so everything has a first coating on the
frame the drawers or the doors now what I’m going to do is I’m going to take
them 400 grit sandpaper send out any imperfections if I have any runs what
I’m going to do is I’m going to take a little bit of water just lightly wet
sand it and then go ahead apply the second coat and then we should be good
to go all right so just a quick recap of what
we did is we degrease we D gloss B prime and we paint it that’s all it is it’s
that simple arm and like I said the prep is about 90
percent of your job 90% is your prep and 10% is your product so you want to make
sure you prep the right you get the right product and your results are
almost guaranteed alright thanks for watching I hope you
enjoyed this little video leave a comment below let me know what you think
also check out some other videos I’m sure you find something that you know
that you like I got a bunch of you know stuff and anything from airbrushing to
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  • I hate bullies I love Bullys says:

    I discovered your channel by accident! I'm planning to either revarnish or paint 27-year-old cabinets with a lot of grease and grime. I'm so glad to have found you! You make a difficult job for this novice look easier than I thought it would be. I need to renovate the whole house that I just got. I don't have the money to hire contractors, so I'll be doing most of the work myself. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions and the product recommendations!

  • LUCY LOVE says:

    Look's Great

  • T Turner says:

    How long should the paint job last?

  • Jeremy Sawyer says:

    Can or do you suggest the same, for the inside of the Cabinets ?

  • Harry Gaul says:

    Remember to use painters tape on the roller (wrap it around the roller) to remove any debris if you're not using foam roller. The glue on the painters tape removes dust and debris.

  • Jessica Savage says:

    Good looking and knows what he's doing…I love a man that knows his stuff😁

  • Jeremy Sawyer says:

    Is it the Same for Laminate?

  • Travis McGarrah says:

    Is it any different when you paint the cabinets white? Or does the primer take care of thaT?

  • Linda Sullivan says:

    Your inspiring me. It's January so I figured I'm in no hurry to do this. I'll take my doors off and and start my project. My first is I just ordered a butcher block island top from a local lumber Company. Ream Lumber located in Somerset Pa. it's covering my two thirty inch cabinets which I have back to back. I have a six inch overhang for stools and they are rounding the edges only two hundred sixty five dollars sorry my numbers aren't working with keyboard. I priced them and couldn't believe the cost. I plan on changing all counters. Wish me luck. FYI I'm doing this my husband is not touching them only maybe to take off hardware. He thinks there's no tomorrow and would rush painting. lol I'm painting them white. They're actually just like the one your showing.

  • Edgar Delmundo says:

    i really appreciate your excellent tips/ They will surely help me do a good paint job on my new cabinets.

  • Tití T says:

    Cute and good with your hands!

  • Harry Kubarek says:

    Great video. Explained very well step-by-step. New to site, I will definitely will subscribe! Great job.

  • Linda Sullivan says:

    Making my Lowes shopping list

  • Janice Harvie says:


  • Re2Ms News says:

    Nice. But I need to fix a couple of draws before painting. One off tracks. One front part off. I have it put it in a safe place. 😐 Can you do a one on repairing cabinet drawers please?

  • Cool Water says:


  • ChillTeck says:

    Juan – oof, you are fine!!! You can paint my cabinets anytime 😉

  • klaritydawn says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! MERCY ME THAT IS AN AWESOME TUTORIAL! Subscribed and hit the bell and of course the like. You're awesome and can't wait to research more of your vids as I'm in the middle of complete kitchen makeover and trying to find the best way to do this RIGHT so it last!

  • lex hem says:

    Styx is awesome! I love the Advanced,too!

  • raymond marrero says:

    Hello cool video and good tips thanks buddy looking forward for more ideas new subscriber here from New York ❤️✌️🇵🇷

  • Brenda B says:

    If your cabinets are already painted do you have to remove the old paint first or can you just use a primer?

  • Carlos Torres says:

    Thanks for the DIY lesson that’s my spring job for my house thanks

  • Carlos Torres says:

    Thanks for the quick response that’s why I subscribed to your channel, if I get stuck on something I’ll be asking you thanks bro good looking out.

  • HowdyDoo Buckaroo says:

    518! As in albany ny area? Ill sub, always willing to support local businesses

  • Poppy Seeds says:

    I love BM paints.

  • Mella Glenn says:

    My cabinet door inside panels are cracked around where they sit in the door frames. Can I fix that?

  • Vipor Orb says:

    Damn you fine as f**k but we not here for that. I here to learn but you fine, carry on carry on….

  • Diana Escobar says:

    Congratulations, excellent explication

  • Inez Dukes says:

    Can you do paint these type of cabinets and if so how much do you charge? Thanks

  • Megan Villanueva says:

    I bought unfinished cabinets from home depot should I sand then prime? Wipe it down then prime? or do I skip that all together and use a primer in the paint?? I’m confused

  • CTRwannaB says:

    I see you brushed n rolled.
    Why not spray it for a smoother finish?

  • Christina Mack says:

    What's your email so I can send you the pictures?

  • killanige49 says:

    Why is there so many women here? You all dont have men that know how to paint????

  • Elizabeth Pina-Morones says:

    Ughhh hate when the guys hot and I can’t focus of the actual video

  • April Anderson says:

    Man I couldn’t pay attention to anything you were saying 😍

  • Mena Coppola says:

    Your video was so helpful. I was going to chalk paint to avoid sanding, but this method and paint i think would be much more durable. Just wondering if i could finish with a spray that won’t yellow and will make the cabinets even stronger…..any advice?

  • Wall Ebony says:

    Very nice

  • ken warneke says:

    love that intense orange peel roller texture visible around 10:35. do you paint cars too?

  • Maria de talpa says:

    Goodyear, very Good.

  • Gwen Vasquez says:

    How do you paint the inside of the cabinet? Bare wood and rough.

  • doc hall says:

    How would you restain a wood garage door? Actually they are plywood panels and old stain and clear is blistered & peeling. Roll up door. I say strip completely and start over with sikkens door & window product. What say you?

  • Janikia Woods says:

    Ughhh too much work but it needs to be done… come do mine

  • priscila 81 says:


  • Derek Dementia says:

    Thanks bro
    Lowe's wanted 2 grand to replace my doors.

  • Ashayt Khuit says:

    Thank you for your help. Starting my project and found your channel. Answered all of my questions 👍👍👍

  • Mike Blake says:

    Nice job thanks

  • cc 123 says:

    Great job showing how too. Your a hunk so that helps too!

  • Jobena Rocha says:

    Lol on the comments… I scrolled thru and saw other people were thinking what I was. Very.. very.. very….handsome.

  • dizzo diz says:

    This guy hasn't been painting to long. The paint and primer will be under $200 but your time is what's gunna cost you but if you have alot of time and patience go for it.
    My best advice is save your money and get a professional !!!
    Frustration will set in !!!

  • paquiao manuel says:

    this looks like a date channel… ladies don't care about painting… in the comments just care about this guy dick..

  • Cathy Stacy says:

    My cabinet doors are solid oak and the rest are made out of a wood look coated pressed wood . How would i prep the parts that are not wood for painting ?

  • EgyptianGold says:

    So sexy and talented 😍

  • Ashley Megan says:

    I have seen some people use a deglosser instead of sanding…does that work? Thanks for your video!

  • Scott Kalisch says:

    By the majority of comments you should be a male escort because you sure cannot paint I’ve been a painter 30+ years the only people that paint cabinets like you are the homeowners that don’t know what they’re doing I suppose you buy all your supplies from Home Depot as well!

  • JohnPaul Dixon says:

    Women objectifying a male … who'da thunk it! And likely these women would be deeply 'outraged' if this was another woman demonstrating DIY skills and the comments section was filled with men focusing on her appearance!

  • SunshineFair1 says:

    You left out a lot of info

  • Kathy Fann says:

    What do we do with Nick's and holes or damage in the Finish?

  • Chuck Michell says:

    Thank you. Your explanation is what I needed

  • Terry Roberson says:

    I've seen your video and brush & roll the cabinet door is not the way I would do them at all. However its probably meant for people that dont know how to spray.
    I clean my cabinets from greese off doors but if there stained cabinets I sand most all the sealer off them dust them down really good. The I spray them with a heavy body oil base primer.
    Then sand them real good then dust them off again. Caulk both sides of doors and inside cabinets and putty are spackle any cracks. Then I spray my finish over all cabinets. Most of the time one coat is good but I like two coats.
    The finished on cabinets I do come out like a car paint job.
    Terry Roberson Painting
    Tyler, Tx

  • Jack Lucas says:

    You have got to be kidding. Painting cabinets with a roller! You must be joking! That paint job is for low end cabinets, hvlp with a catalyzed lacquer will make those cabinets look like something.

  • Lil Ditty says:

    This is going to sound flat out lazy –BUTTT, if you are sanding or deglazing, how absolutely important is it to sand reasonably clean cabinet doors?

  • Paddy's Tales says:

    Juan – do you have a website so I can contact you to get a quote? I’m also in area code 518.

  • D.R Izzy says:

    Awesome explanation, great video.

  • Paul Hughes says:

    Did you say you painted those cabinets for $200. I hope not, should be more like $1,000 or more.

  • Don't trip says:

    Do you recommend BIN primer?

  • Thomas Crown says:

    Great video!!!

  • Lola P says:

    New subscriber!

  • Marlu Fernandez says:

    I have kilz adhesion primer, water based that i want to use on lighter cabinets and then paint with a white paint. If the Benjamin Moore paint is durable for kitchen cabinets il use that. However I was considering an oil paint for durability despite long wait times but keep reading about yellowing that can occur. Any experience with that? If i go oil route i have oil based white primer too.

  • Priscila Vasconcellos says:

    Thanks for the tips! Very informative video.

  • irishdva says:

    This was awesome! I live in a 1940 house and really need to paint my cabinets and this made me feel like I can do it! Thank you so much!!

  • Chris Wu says:

    Any chance show the clear coat job?

  • jbarres80 says:

    518 Albany ?

  • Naomi Herrera says:

    Please tell me what color is that?

  • Denise Sanchez says:

    When I did the scratch test with the primer it did scratch what does that mean?? The man that help me at the paint store said to put the prime first then sand it with 320 is that ok?? Thank you.

  • TheJanicetunes says:

    Thank you so much. I'm just about to paint my cabinets. I looked at you step by step list and cant figure out if I have oak cabinets or hickory cabinets? So I dont know which stain blocker primer to use. The house was built in 2007 with builder grade cabinets. Can you tell me which one to use if you dont know the wood? I know just the side is most likely laminate.

  • PearlPerlita Venegas says:

    You're in the wrong business sir. You should be a male model. You are very handsome.

  • Adam Kamali says:

    Very nice job, except in other videos they completely sand off the original color to the point it would only show the hard wood, you have not done that yet the result was very good! Not sure if we really need to go that deep when sanding it takes lots of time and effort to do even with electric sander

  • Susan Metz says:

    Have you seen the television show Good Girls? You remind me of the bad guy. I subscribed. Great tutorial!

  • Maria Green says:

    I'm glad I came across this channel. I plan on painting my cabinets. Thank you

  • Vicki Gibson says:

    Nice job! Finished projects looks awesome! Thank you for sharing.

  • Jesus Gonzalez says:

    Thanks for this video bro really need it right now in my life! Was discouraged to do it and buy new ones but after watching your video I’m excited to do it my self

  • Logical spartan says:

    Well done thank you

  • Mrs. Millionaire-D McK. says:

    Lord have mercy…I'm on your channel to get some tips on painting my cabinets….but had my breathe taken away when i seen you. Ooh yes good tips and good looks will definitely keep me tuned in. Shall we paint….

  • Johnny Arnett says:

    If u would have tinted that primer to your color it would have saved u some coats and time

  • Crissy T says:

    Your fine as HELL !!! whew I guess I'm painting TADAY

  • Deborah Cross says:

    How to i nstall crown molding

  • Hamideh Orra says:

    Nice job! They look great! Thank you.

  • Gina says:

    I had to watch this video 3 times. The third time to actually pay attention to the tips. Good video. 😂😂

  • Biker Chick says:

    You "ROCKED IT", Dude! Thank you so much for the tutorial. Have a great day!

  • Anakaren Henning says:

    Iam a women and my eyebrows aren’t nearly as perfect as yours 😍, great video !

  • NoSunBeach says:

    looks great. I got old, but real wood cabinets that seems painted with cheap sloppy work, they even painted over hinges so I got a lot of sanding work, but will be worth it.

  • Rich Taylor says:

    You should invest in Aqua coat. Best wood grain filler. Nobody wants to see the grain after painting the doors.

  • Brooklyn Bling Hair says:

    come do mine lord have mercy he is fine no disrespect

  • Brooklyn Bling Hair says:

    where area code 518 at …

  • jbattee says:

    I came here to learn to redo my cabinets but are there words coming out of your mouth? Lol very handsome! I don’t really care what you’re saying but I’m going to watch anyway! Lol jk Thank you for your help xo

  • MJ Lewis-Buccino says:

    Saved so I can can watch a few more hundred times. I’m a slow learner. 😊

  • BoBeauty&Fitness says:

    Have you tried liquid sand before? Like a deglosser? I used it on my cabinets before I did them- worked really well and saved a lot of sanding work.
    Thank you for noting the Benjamin Moore Advance- I’m looking at the colors, and I’m glad you mentioned the advance product. I definitely want to have something that would hold up. I’m changing them again lol.. it’s a lot of work- but so worth it! 🙂

  • Photojunky's Drone Zone Vlog says:

    Just painted the backside of 20 cabinets. Put them outside on a tarp propped up on two by to dry and then unfortunately it got windy. Got little stuff stuck in it everywhere. Will have to sand off the crap later if I care. I hate when that happens. Good video thanks dude.

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  • Marissa says:

    I watched this entire video and I don't even have cabinets.

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