Repainting kitchen cabinets can be a great way to give your kitchen a fresh new look. Here our general process when repainting kitchen cabinets for our customers:
Remove cabinet doors and hardware: Remove all cabinet doors and drawers, as well as any hardware such as knobs and handles. Label each piece to make it easy to put back in place.
Clean and prep surfaces: Clean all surfaces with a degreaser to remove any dirt, grease, or grime. Sand the surfaces lightly to roughen up the finish and remove any gloss, which will help the new paint adhere better. Wipe down the surfaces with a tack cloth to remove any sanding dust.
Prime the surfaces: Apply a coat of primer to all surfaces to create a smooth, even base for the new paint. Use a brush to get into any crevices or corners, and a foam roller to cover larger areas.
Paint the surfaces: Once the primer has dried, apply a coat of paint to all surfaces. Use a brush to get into any crevices or corners, and a foam roller to cover larger areas. Wait for the first coat to dry, then apply a second coat.
Reinstall hardware and cabinets: Once the paint has dried completely, reattach the hardware and reinstall the cabinet doors and drawers.
It’s important to use high-quality paints and primers specifically designed for kitchen cabinets, as they are durable and easy to clean. It’s also a good idea to work in a well-ventilated area and use protective gear, such as gloves and a mask, when painting. If you’re not comfortable with DIY painting, consider hiring a professional painter to ensure a high-quality finish.