By: Custom Coatings on October 13th, 2020

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How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets Beautifully In 11 Steps

Residential Painting

Find Out How We Paint Kitchen Cabinets For Homes In Catawba County

Kitchen cabinets are the most important part of the visual appeal of any kitchen.

This is because they take up the most space. When you walk into a kitchen, the cabinets set the tone and feel of the area. It’s no wonder homeowners put so much time and effort into their kitchen cabinets.

But, personal preferences change over time. As they do, your kitchen cabinets need to change to keep up with you.

Instead of spending thousands of dollars and weeks remodeling them, you can paint or have them painted. It’s a great way to quickly and easily change the look and feel of one of the most important rooms in your home. You’ll probably want to know the cost to paint kitchen cabinets first.

As professional home painters, people often ask us how to paint kitchen cabinets. They want to know our process, either to try it themselves or to see if we know what we’re talking about.

So, here is our 9-step process for painting kitchen cabinets.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets In 11 Steps

  1. Check your kitchen cabinets for damages and fix them
  2. Take off the doors and drawer faces and mark them*
  3. Take off the door and drawer handles and mark them*
  4. Cover all surfaces you don’t want the paint to get on
  5. Clean the kitchen cabinets with denatured alcohol and Crud Kutter
  6. Lightly sand them
  7. Clean the dust off
  8. Prime the cabinets with a bonding primer
  9. Lightly sand and clean them again
  10. Paint 2 coats onto the kitchen cabinets
  11. Let everything dry and put them back together

*It’s best to mark cabinets and their location with similar marks, such as “A”. This makes putting them back together easier.

Cleaning the cabinets and sanding them helps the paint to stick better. Dirt and dust separate the paint from the cabinet, leading to cracking and peeling.

The Priming And Painting Process

You’ll want to grab your mini roller and brush. Priming and painting have the same technique and steps.

Use a brush to paint a border around the edges of the door or drawer face. Then use the mini roller to paint in long, even strokes. If you catch any marks while the primer or paint is still wet, you can lightly go over it with the brush or roller to even it out. Then paint the edges.

You can also use a paint sprayer for your kitchen cabinets. It’s easier and creates a more even coat.

You’ll want to use 2 coats of paint and let each coat dry before moving on. The drying times are usually on the can.

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