Remodeling a kitchen is one of the most expensive home improvement projects. Rather than replacing the kitchen cabinets, consider painting them to give the area a new look. Paint for nearly any cabinet surface can be found in a paint or home improvement store. Painting the cabinets is not difficult and even the priciest paint usually costs less than a single new cabinet.
You will need:
- Sanding block or orbital sander
- 120-grit sandpaper
- Tack cloth
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Paint brush with nylon or other synthetic bristles
- Latex acrylic enamel interior paint with a semi-gloss or gloss finish
- Latex primer
- Dish detergent
Step 1: Remove the cabinet doors. Clean the doors, interior, and frame of cabinet using the rag soaked in a bucket of detergent and warm water.
Step 2: Use a clean rag and isopropyl alcohol to remove any stuck-on grease.
Step 3: Sand the doors, frames, and interior using the sanding block or orbital sander and sandpaper. Vacuum to remove the sanding dust. To ensure that all sanding dust has been removed, rub the surfaces with the tack cloth. Be sure to get into the corners of the cabinet.
Step 4: Apply a coat of the primer to all surfaces of the cabinet, including the interior and exterior of the doors. Allow the primer to dry.
Step 5: Paint the interiors of the cabinets a light color. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, allow the paint to dry.
Step 6: Lightly sand the interior, vacuum up dust, and clean the area with the tack cloth.
Step 7: Apply a second coat of paint to the interior and allow it to dry.
Step 8: Place the doors on a flat, protected surface. Apply paint with long and smooth strokes. Allow the doors to dry.
Step 9: Lightly sand the doors and run over their surface with the tack cloth.
Step 10: Use long and smooth paint strokes to apply a second coat of paint to the doors. Allow the doors to dry.
Step 11: Reattach the doors to the cabinet frame.